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Re: Name of this body part?

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:49 pm
by IronMike
badger wrote:
gzt wrote:... it's one of those things native speakers know much better than learners...

don't native speakers know *everything* better than learners ?

No.

As someone above mentioned, grammar. I lost count how many times I've had to explain to a heritage Russian speaker some point of their own language's grammar. The younger my interlocutor, the more I knew about their grammar. The older Russophone speakers were more impressed with my grammar usage (thank you, DLI Russian teachers!), and were frankly impressed that I knew grammatical terms in Russian.

Re: Name of this body part?

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:41 pm
by Kullman
That's called "pantorrilla" or "gemelo" in spanish, and it looks the same than calf in english or mollet in french (rear part of the lower leg).

Re: Name of this body part?

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:34 pm
by jimmy
snoopy wrote:
badger wrote:don't native speakers know *everything* better than learners ?


From my experience, learners are often better at explaining grammar terms

maybe we can add terms in general (scientific/technic)
i remember some native englishes did not understand some terms until i explained.