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Portuguese translation of “hand”

hand

noun   /hænd/
A1 the part of your body on the end of your arm that has fingers
mão
I had my hands in my pockets.
hold hands If two people hold hands, they hold each other’s hand.
ficar de mãos dadas
by hand B1 done or made by a person and not a machine
à mão
This sweater has to be washed by hand.
one of the long, thin pieces that point to the numbers on a clock or watch
ponteiro (do relógio)
give someone a hand B1 to help someone
dar uma ajuda/uma mão a alguém
Could you give me a hand with these suitcases?
on the one hand… on the other hand… used when you are comparing two different ideas or opinions
por um lado… por um outro lado…
On the one hand, I’d like more money, but on the other hand, I don’t want to work.
get your hands on someone to catch someone
pegar alguém, pôr as mãos em alguém
I’ll kill him if I ever get my hands on him.
(Definition of hand noun from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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