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938 Other sports
Santi discusses some of the sports that she likes to partake in.

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Their bodies are light and lean.

'Lean' means low in fat.  Note the following:

  1. Small portions of lean meats can be good for you.
  2. The boxers both looked lean and fit.


They have a flexible body.

Flexible people are able to bend their bodies easily.

  1. Dancers and gymnasts have to be very flexible.
  2. Stretching exercises help improve flexibility.

familiar with

People aren't familiar with the game.

To be familiar with something means to know or understand it.  Note the following:

  1. I'm not familiar with that TV show.
  2. Are you familiar with the process?


You have to be self-conscious of where the ball's gonna' go.

Here, self-conscious means to notice or be aware of things around you.  We usually speak only the word 'conscious'.  Note the following:

  1. You have to be conscious of where the ball's gonna' go.
  2. He looked nervous and self-conscious during his speech.


That's the ultimate individual sport.

We use the word 'ultimate' to talk about the best or the worst of something or someone.  Note the following:

  1. Mount Everest is the ultimate for a climber.
  2. That restaurant was the ultimate in terrible service!