Translation of leg in Spanish:

leg

pierna, n.

Pronunciation: /lɛɡ//lɛɡ/

noun

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    Anatomy
    (to stand up)
    (of person) pierna feminine
    (of animal, bird) pata feminine
    (muscle) (before noun) de la pierna
    (injury) en la pierna
    break a leg! ¡(buena) suerte!
    • he/she can talk the hind legs off a donkey! habla como una cotorra / (hasta) por los codos
    • not to have a leg to stand on llevar todas las de perder
    • shake a leg! apúrate
    • show a leg! ¡a levantarse!
    • to be on one's/its last legs estar en las últimas
    • to get a / one's leg over echarse un polvo
    • to get on one's hind legs ponerse de pie
    • to pull sb's leg (face to face) tomarle el pelo a algn
    • to stretch one's legs estirar las piernas
    • to walk one's legs off matarse andando
    • leg irons aparato ortopédico para la pierna
    • He stood with legs slightly apart, hands on his hips in a classic pose.
    • I was feeling so unnerved, and uncomfortable by now, the small hairs on my arms and legs stood on end.
    • She suffered a broken leg and facial injuries, but has made a remarkable recovery that her father says stunned her doctors.
    • Moving makes your legs feel better, but not for long.
    • Parents of children who have bowed legs often want to know if the child's legs are abnormal.
    • Some apes started walking on hind legs, employing their forelimbs as hands for holding and shaping tools.
    • They walk on two legs instead of four, and seem to be much like people.
    • The beast stood on two legs, but walked hunched over, with its front claws just inches off the ground.
    • Seamus was standing, legs spread and arms akimbo and he was laughing.
    • She patted my leg, then stood and walked off into the gloom.
    • Bowing of the legs in a toddler is not uncommon and may sometimes cause the child to trip.
    • They all stood with their legs together and their hands on their hips.
    • The greatest difference was that it was now stood on two legs instead of four, which only served to increase the swaying.
    • The creature stood on all four legs now and with hazel eyes fixated them.
    • Lee, 29, was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary after he suffered multiple injuries to his legs and arms.
    • The first episode looked at one of earliest apes to walk on two legs, a small animal called Australopithecus afarensis.
    • This dinosaur grew to about four meters long and a little over a meter tall, walking on all four legs.
    • The bigger muscles in the arms and legs stiffen between four and six hours after death.
    • Mr Horne said Ellie had suffered a broken leg, facial injuries and a fractured cheekbone.
    • A buzzard has strong, thick, feathered legs and walks with a dignified gait.
    • Each step of the last leg was a drudging journey, the heavy camera bearing down on the bearer's back.
    • ‘We wanted to do better, but this is what we had,’ said Phelps, who swam the second leg of the relay.
    • I had an interesting taxi driver for the last leg of the journey.
    • Bolton Wanderers face Aston Villa in the first leg of the competition's semi-final at the Reebok Stadium on Wednesday next week.
    • However, he managed to make the final leg of his journey without any police interference.
    • The final leg of the journey took us on a spectacular ride through picturesque mountains, with the motorway reaching 5,000 feet above sea level.
    • Marcus is on the final leg of his round-the-world journey via South Africa, Australia and Los Angeles.
    • Alex McLeish's side came off second best to the Russian champions in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie.
    • The final leg of the race could not have been better cast.
    • The Roadking truck stop marks the next leg of the journey as you head south on Barlow Trail though more industrial parks until coming to Glenmore Trail.
    • This is used to cover the expenses incurred on the return leg of the journey.
    • Her poster will soon be on its way to New York where posters from around the world will be judged at the United Nations in the international leg of the competition.
    • After such a dry season goal-wise, it was no surprise that both legs of the play-off final between Pohang and Suwon finished goalless.
    • We also had to visit the Mongolian Embassy to get a visa for the next leg of our journey.
    • Perhaps they are now on the final leg of that journey.
    • On the first leg of the race ‘Loose Cannon’ outdistanced the fleet leaving them in a wind hole at the windward mark.
    • The support acts for the North American leg of the tour have been chosen.
    • The second leg of its journey started at 6.15 am on Sunday.
    • Finally, on the last leg of their journey, they take the old pilgrim's route across the mountains to Gaumukh, the Cow's Mouth.
    • The domestic and continental legs of your journey need to be booked separately.
    • The next leg of his journey will take him to the United States, where he has been invited to perform by the Country Music Association.
    • As the two-stroke fumes were starting to make even the more robust feel queasy, we embarked upon the return leg of our journey.
    • I'm glad I didn't exercise my upgrade options on this outbound leg of the trip.
    • Graham finished up in Somerset this morning and set off on the next leg of his long journey, to visit his father who has been seriously ill.
    • The 800-metres specialist clocked a season's best 48.4 in the 400 metres and was even quicker in his leg of the relay.
    • He was still feeling poorly at Cannes, where it poured with rain, and so they proceeded on the return leg of their journey via Paris.
    • During the return leg of their journey, they met up with traders who had believed them dead and were proceeding west nonetheless.
    • The world's leading cyclists will come to Newport on 21 August for the eighth leg of the prestigious competition.
    • Last night they were forced to complete the final leg of their journey from Wales to London by train.
    • The runners-up from the eight groups will play the first leg of their second round ties at home, which may offer a small advantage to their opponents.
    • There's been more action in the opening five minutes of this game than in both legs of the all-Milan semi-final.
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    • 2.1Cooking

      (of lamb, pork) pierna feminine
      (of lamb, pork) pernil masculine
      (of chicken) pata feminine
      (of chicken) muslo masculine
      • Blue pulled half-heartedly at the meat she held in her hand, the cooked leg of some unfortunate bird.
      • Wrap the legs of the bird in foil to protect from over-cooking.
      • On this occasion she ordered the roast leg of lamb with mint sauce.
      • Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can.
      • I still think there's little to beat a good roast chicken and crispy roast potatoes or a leg of lamb done the same way.
      • She also did advanced medical training, practising stitches on raw chicken legs lest she be called upon to perform an emergency operation on board.
      • Eventually Russian officialdom accepted that, in terms of healthy eating, impure US chicken legs were better than no meat at all.
      • Return the casserole to the oven and cook for another 20 minutes until the legs are tender.
      • My colleague Noel was keener on the more traditional choice of roast leg of lamb.
      • The skin gets thicker and drier and then wrinkles like the crackling on a leg of pork.
      • It's a little sweet, but that makes it great with a big old-fashioned glazed country ham or a barbecued leg of lamb.
      • She smirked at him, then picked up a chicken leg and ate all the meat off of it in one bite.
      • He ripped a chicken leg off the bird and chewed happily, a bit of grease dripping down his chin.
      • I've opted for roe deer as the size of the haunch, similar to a leg of lamb, is a perfect size for roasting.
      • Next time you roast chicken or a leg of lamb, tuck some pumpkin chunks into the roasting dish.
      • Other suspects are roast beef, ham, salami sticks, chicken legs and unpasteurised milk.
      • He chomps on his chicken leg and sauce goes flying everywhere, along with bits of chicken skin and spittle.
      • And like before there are still wooden tables, wooden benches, and stacks and stacks of pork chops and chicken legs.
      • Two legs of roast lamb on the bone had been cooked just right, with a little charring on the outside to give that attractive, barbecued taste.
      • Roast chicken legs in a slow oven until the flesh falls off the bone when pressed.

    • 2.2Clothing

      pierna feminine
      (measurement) entrepierna feminine
      • There was a good inch of exposed skin where his trouser leg stopped short.
      • Still, on a brighter note it is fantastic to see two shoes poking out of my trouser legs again.
      • I'd tucked the bottom of my trouser legs into these boots as Izzy had directed, but I think it only made them look worse.
      • Bootleg pants start off with a straight cut from the waist down to boot level, where the leg begins to flare out slightly.
      • I tore open his trouser leg and poured sulfa powder into the wound.
      • Nazier pulled a knife from his boot, wiped it on his trouser leg, and began cutting the skin off the apple.
      • I climbed down out of the tree, rolled up my trouser legs, and waded out into the water.
      • What is that running down the leg of your trouser?
      • He hoists up his trouser leg and shows you the scar.
      • The leg of the garment should sit on, above, or below your hip bone and not dig into the front of your thigh at a fleshy part for ease of movement.
      • Max Mara proposes high-waisted pants closed with a row of tiny buttons down the legs.
      • Couldn't we get a servant in from the village to iron my share of the trouser legs?
      • Her boots were soaked as were the bottom of her trouser legs.
      • He emphasized the paratroopers' privilege of wearing their trouser legs tucked into their jump boots.
      • Trouser legs are down to ankles and kaftans are girded with a long piece of rope.
      • All I find is my older brother James in a tangled mess on the floor, having just tripped over his trouser legs.
      • I want to buy cute summer dresses, not horrible trouser suits with tapered legs.
      • Charlie looked down at the eager young man sat on the edge of his seat, pawing at the rigid pleat of his trouser leg.
      • The boys wore bicycle clips so their trouser legs would not get caught in the chain of the bike.
      • According to the police, Rich had rigged a tiny lens in his shoe laces to a video camera via a wire leading up his trouser leg.

    • 2.3(of chair, table)

      pata feminine
      • Arrange and mark table legs and rails clockwise according to their locations on the finished product.
      • A psychopathic patient smashed a courtroom door window when he was sent to York Crown Court for attacking hospital staff with a table leg.
      • The living room consists of only two things: An old couch and a coffee table with short legs.
      • As I jumped up, I tripped over the legs of my table, and ended up on the floor.
      • I woke with a start as I hit the floor, knocking into the legs of a table.
      • Seated in the chair facing the mirror, chained to the leg of the table, was Darren Hammer.
      • The table legs are painted white and the tabletop looks like butcher block with a somewhat shiny finish.
      • The back part formed the leg of the table to which it was attached.
      • One example would be the legs on the table for the exhibition.
      • Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries.
      • Disappointed and bemused, Don demoted me to sanding square table legs with a belt sander.
      • The legs of the coffee tables are turned inside out so the bark faces inwards while the outside shows off the grain.
      • They thought he was pointing a shotgun at them, but in fact the ‘gun’ was a table leg which he had recently repaired and placed in a bag.
      • A simple glass-topped table on stainless steel legs, or else an antique oak top and metal base are likely to be popular.
      • He got up from the table, his chair legs scraping against the ground when he pushed it back.
      • It scorched a table and blew the legs off a chair.
      • At another, irritated with the furnishings, he hired a power saw and cut the legs off every table, chair, bed and bureau.
      • Some of these tables were equipped with removable legs, enabling the table to be laid flat in a box only ten inches deep.
      • The police claim they challenged Harry, who turned in a ‘smooth fluid motion’, pointing the table leg at them.
      • A masked teenager pelted police with bricks and a table leg during the Bradford riots last year, the city's Youth Court heard yesterday.

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    (stage)
    (of competition, race) manga feminine
    (of competition, race) vuelta feminine
    (of journey) etapa feminine
    I ran the second leg of the relay corrí el segundo relevo

transitive verb

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    to leg it poner pies en polvorosa