underarm
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underarm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la axila
(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).
Deodorant goes on your underarms.El desodorante se pone en las axilas.
b. el sobaco
(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).
When I hit puberty, hair started growing on my underarms.Cuando llegué a la pubertad, me empezó a crecer vello en los sobacos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (anatomy)
a. de axilas (invariable)
Underarm sweat smells very bad.El sudor de axilas huele muy mal.
3. (sports)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If you want to improve at bowling, practice your underarm throw.Si quieres mejorar en los bolos, practica tu tiro por debajo del hombro.
The tennis player is well-known for his underarm serve.El tenista es famoso por su servicio por abajo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (sports)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hit the ball underarm.Golpea la pelota sin levantar el brazo por encima del hombro.
Throw the ball underarm this time.Esta vez tira la bola por debajo del hombro.
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underarm [ˈʌndərɑːm]
noun
axila (f); sobaco (m)
adverb
to serve underarm sacar sin levantar el brazo por encima
modifier
(Anat) sobacal; del sobaco; [+service etc] realizado sin levantar el brazo por encima
underarm deodorant (n) desodorante (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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