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Interpreting - Translation

Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing the body - legs and feet matters.

Listen to ankle - the joint between the foot and the leg
Listen to calf - the muscular back part of the shank
Listen to foot - the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands
Listen to heel - the back part of the human foot
Listen to hip - either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
Listen to knee - a joint in the middle part of the human leg
Listen to leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part between the knee and ankle
Listen to shin - the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
Listen to thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
Listen to toe - one of the digits of the foot
Listen to toenail - the nail at the end of a toe

Listen to Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to He sprained his ankle.
Listen to Jim tapped his foot to the music.
Listen to Heel!
Listen to Most patients are relieved of their painful pre-surgical hip condition after the operation.
Listen to Knee problems commonly occur in young people and adults.
Listen to Noughts and Crosses, or Tic Tac Toe, is probably the most common pencil and paper game.
Listen to If someone says "don't pull my leg" they want you to stop playing a joke on them and to tell the truth.


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