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Stomach, gaster

Posted by ESC on April 17, 2004

In Reply to: Stomach, gaster posted by modrijan on April 17, 2004

: How do you English say when talking unprofessionally and not health-related: The cat lies on my belly or on my stomach? How do you call gaster (organ) in everyday life? And when health-related: Bladder or liver is in the stomach? (I know for abdomen) And do you say: gaster lies in the stomach?

I am from the U.S. We said, "I have butterflies in my stomach," meaning one is nervous. People say "stomach" when they really mean abdomen. Is that what you're asking?