Translation of "hand" - English-Portuguese dictionary

hand

noun uk /hænd/ us /hænd/

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

mão
I had my hands in my pockets.
by hand

B1 done or made by a person and not a machine

à mão
This sweater has to be washed by hand.
hold hands

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

ficar de mãos dadas
out of hand

out of control

fora de controle
Things got a little out of hand at the party and three windows were broken.

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.
verb uk /hænd/ us /hænd/

B1 to give something to someone

dar, passar com a mão
Could you hand me that book, please?

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