Using possessive pronouns for body parts

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Using possessive pronouns for body parts

Fue una sensación horrible porque no sentía mi pierna.


This is not the focus of the lesson, but in the above example I would have expected to see “la pierna.” Is “mi” more common with this particular body part, or is it just adding some kind of emphasis here?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola A

It's true that we generally use the definite article when we refer to parts of our own body so this could be "porque no sentía la pierna" - the use of the possessive here is simply a way to emphasise it as you say and making the sentence slightly more dramatic. 

Inma

Using possessive pronouns for body parts

Fue una sensación horrible porque no sentía mi pierna.


This is not the focus of the lesson, but in the above example I would have expected to see “la pierna.” Is “mi” more common with this particular body part, or is it just adding some kind of emphasis here?

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