Translation of "hand" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /hænd/ us /hænd/

A1 the part of your body on the end of your arm that has fingers

I had my hands in my pockets. Avevo le mani in tasca.
by hand

B1 done or made by a person and not a machine

a mano
This sweater has to be washed by hand. Questo maglione deve essere lavato a mano.
hold hands

If two people hold hands, they hold each other’s hand.

tenersi per mano
out of hand

out of control

fuori controllo
Things got a little out of hand at the party and three windows were broken. La situazione è andata un po’ fuori controllo alla festa e sono state rotte tre finestre.

one of the long, thin pieces that point to the numbers on a clock or watch

give someone a hand

B1 to help someone

dare una mano a qualcuno
Could you give me a hand with these suitcases? Mi potresti dare una mano con queste valige?
on the one hand… on the other hand…

used when you are comparing two different ideas or opinions

da un lato… dall’altro…
On the one hand, I’d like more money, but on the other hand, I don’t want to work. Da un lato vorrei i soldi, ma dall’altro lato non voglio lavorare.
get your hands on someone

to catch someone

mettere le mani su qualcuno
I’ll kill him if I ever get my hands on him. Se mai gli metto le mani addosso, lo ammazzo.
verb uk /hænd/ us /hænd/

B1 to give something to someone

porgere, consegnare
Could you hand me that book, please? Mi passi quel libro per favore?

(Translation of “hand” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)