leg(
lehg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la pierna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a human)
My legs hurt after all that exercise.Me duelen las piernas después de tanto ejercicio.
b. la pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of an animal)
The dog broke its leg.El perro se rompió la pata.
2. (culinary)
a. la pierna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of lamb, mutton, pork)
I bought a leg of lamb for tomorrow.Compré una pierna de cordero para mañana.
b. la pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of poultry)
Do you prefer the white meat or the leg?¿Prefieres la carne blanca o la pata?
c. el muslo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of poultry)
My father always requests the turkey leg on Thanksgiving.Mi padre siempre pide el muslo del pavo el Día de Acción de Gracias.
3. (of furniture)
a. la pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The leg of the table is a bit loose.La pata de la mesa está algo floja.
4. (clothing)
a. la pierna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's in fashion now to wear pants with narrow legs.Está de moda ahora llevar pantalones de pierna angosta.
b. la pernera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The waist of these pants is fine, but the legs are too short.El cinturón de estos pantalones me queda bien, pero las perneras son muy cortas.
5. (stage)
a. la vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of competition, championship)
They go into the second leg with a significant lead.Entran a la vuelta con una ventaja importante.
b. la etapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of race, journey)
The final leg of the journey is a short flight from Oahu to Maui.La última etapa del viaje es un vuelo corto de Oahu a Maui.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to walk)
a. ir caminando
It was such a nice day, I decided to leg it to the office.El día estaba tan bonito que decidí irme caminando a la oficina.
b. ir a pata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We've missed the last train. We'll have to leg it.Perdimos el último tren. Tendremos que ir a pata.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to run)
a. poner pies en polvorosa
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
They legged it when they saw the police coming.Pusieron pies en polvorosa cuando vieron llegar la policía.
b. ir disparado
When he saw the bear, he legged it all the way back to camp.Cuando vio el oso, fue disparado hasta llegar al campamento.
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leg
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person)
a. la pierna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of animal, table, chair)
a. la pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (of trousers)
a. la pernera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (culinary)
a. la pierna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of lamb)
5. (culinary)
a. el muslo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of chicken)
6. (of journey, race)
a. la etapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
7. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to pull somebody's legtomar el pelo a alguien
shake a leg!¡muévete!
to show a leglevantarse
you don't have a leg to stand onno tienes a qué agarrarte
he was given a leg uple echaron una mano or un cable
8. (very fam) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to get one's leg overechar un polvo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to leg itsalir zumbando
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leg [leɡ]
noun
1 [of person] pierna (f); [of animal, bird, insect] pata (f); [of furniture] (one of set) pata (f); (central support) pie (m); [of trousers] pernera (f); [of stocking] caña (f)
my leg is hurting she broke a leg a year ago Tina sat with her legs crossed Gita had long, thin, brown legs... ...the legs of a spider... Their hind legs are enormously powerful. The legs of the trousers have poppers down the sides so you can easily pull them on over boots The wind flapped at the legs of my shorts. he hoisted up his trouser leg to show his scar I felt my trouser leg being tugged by a hand The teak table has fluted legs ...tables with metal legs the legs of the chair
artificial leg pierna (f) ortopédica or artificial; wooden leg pierna (f) de madera; pata (f) de palo (informal)
he had a wooden leg
he was the fastest thing on two legs era rápido donde los haya
isn't he the most gorgeous thing on two legs?
to give sb a leg up (Britain) aupar a algn; dar un empujoncito a algn (informal); echar un cable a algn (informal)
The horse stood quietly while Michael gave Alison a leg-up can you give me a leg up? I asked Tim to give me a leg up onto the wall a good primary education can give your child a leg up BT has made clear that any new rivals should not be given a leg-up by the regulators
to get one's or a leg over (have sex) darse un revolcón (informal)
anyone who didn't get his leg over and smoke a few joints wasn't regarded as a normal human being all they really want to do is get their leg over he had tried unsuccessfully to get a leg over
to be on its/one's last legs estar en las últimas
the company is on its last legs la compañía está en las últimas (informal); the washing machine is on its last legs la lavadora está en las últimas (informal)
the Warsaw Pact is on its last legs the empire was clearly on its last legs that sweater of yours is on its last legs he could see Bull was on his last legs
to pull sb's leg tomar el pelo a algn
of course I won't tell them; I was only pulling your leg
to shake a leg (hurry) espabilarse; (dance) menear or mover el esqueleto (informal)
you'd better shake a leg if you want to be down in time for breakfast No way would you want to shake a leg to any of these tracks to show a leg
show a leg! ¡a levantarse!
he hasn't got a leg to stand on (in case, argument) no tiene donde agarrarse (informal)
my solicitor says I don't have a leg to stand on "I could still sue the museum." - "I suppose you could try but you'd never win. Our lawyers said you wouldn't have a leg to stand on Any solicitor will tell you, if you're cohabiting and the man leaves you, you haven't got a leg to stand on. He has no financial obligation towards you to stretch one's legs
2 (Cookery) [of lamb, mutton, pork] pierna (f); [of chicken, turkey] muslo (m); pata (f)
leg of lamb She was roasting a leg of lamb in the oven
frogs' legs ancas (f) de rana
3 (stage) [of journey] tramo (m); etapa (f); [of race] etapa (f); manga (f); [of championship] vuelta (f)
the first leg of the journey was by boat He has now flown on to Jordan on the second leg of his five-nation tour the final leg of the race The first round of the cup was decided over two legs... They will televise both legs of Leeds' European Cup clash with Rangers
transitive verb
to leg it (go on foot) ir a pata (informal); (run) echarse una carrera (informal); (run away) salir por piernas or patas (informal)
refugees who had successfully legged it through the mountains and the river gorges, past the patrols, and across the border
we had to leg it out of the shop Maurice legged it when a policeman came along Smoke came billowing into the plane. To be honest, I didn't wait around I just legged it she hoisted up her skirt and legged it to the corner remangó la falda y se echó una carrera hasta la esquina we legged it down the road Bob legged it to get help while I stayed with Debbie
modifier
leg bone (n) tibia (f)
leg iron (n) (Med) aparato (m) ortopédico
leg irons (n) (for prisoner) grilletes (m)
He was arrested, put into leg irons and taken to prison Police methods have involved dragging school-boys out of classrooms and putting suspects in leg-irons
leg muscles (n) músculos (m) de las piernas
leg room (n) sitio (m) para las piernas
have you got enough leg room?
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