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Spanish translation of “hand”

hand

noun /hӕnd/
the part of the body at the end of the arm
mano
She injured her left hand People often shake hands when they meet for the first time.
a pointer on a clock, watch etc
manecilla, aguja
Clocks usually have an hour hand and a minute hand.
a person employed as a helper, crew member etc
trabajador, operario
a farm hand All hands on deck!
help; assistance
mano, ayuda
Can I lend a hand? Give me a hand with this box, please.
a set of playing-cards dealt to a person
mano, cartas
I had a very good hand so I thought I had a chance of winning.
a measure (approximately centimetres) used for measuring the height of horses
palmo
a horse of 14 hands.
handwriting
caligrafía
The note was written in a neat hand.
handful noun as much as can be held in one hand
puñado
a handful of sweets.
a small number
puñado
Only a handful of people came to the meeting.
a person etc difficult to control
dar mucha guerra, ser difícil de controlar
Her three children are a (bit of a) handful.
handbag noun a small bag carried by women, for personal belongings
bolso
a designer handbag.
handbill noun a small printed notice.
prospecto, folleto
handbook noun a small book giving information about (how to do) something
manual (de instrucciones)
a handbook of European birds a bicycle-repair handbook.
handbrake noun (in a car, bus etc) a brake operated by the driver’s hand
freno de mano
Don’t forget to put on the handbrake if you stop on a slope.
handcuff verb to put handcuffs on (a person)
esposar, poner las esposas
The police handcuffed the criminal.
handcuffs noun plural steel rings, joined by a short chain, put round the wrists of prisoners
esposas
a pair of handcuffs.
handgun noun a small gun that you hold with one hand when you fire it
pistola
illegal possession of a handgun.
hand lens noun a magnifying-glass held in the hand.
lupa
hand luggage noun the small bags that passengers are allowed to take with them on board a plane
equipaje de mano
Passengers are permitted to carry one item of hand luggage with them.
handmade adjective made with a person’s hands or with tools held in the hands, rather than by machines
hecho a mano
handmade furniture.
hand-operated adjective a hand-operated drill. hand-picked adjective chosen very carefully
escogido/seleccionado (cuidadosamente)
a hand-picked team of workers.
handshake noun the act of grasping (a person’s) hand eg as a greeting
apretón de mano
a firm handshake.
handstand noun the gymnastic act of balancing one’s body upright in the air with one’s hands on the ground
pino
The gymnasts were practising handstands.
handwriting noun writing with a pen or pencil
caligrafía
Today we will practise handwriting.
the way in which a person writes
caligrafía
Your handwriting is terrible!
handwritten adjective
manuscrito
The letter was handwritten, not typed.
at hand (with closeor near) near
cerca, al lado
The bus station is close at hand.
available
a mano
Help is at hand.
at the hands of from, or by the action of
de manos de
He received very rough treatment at the hands of the kidnappers.
be hand in glove (with someone) to be very closely associated with someone, especially for a bad purpose
ser uña y carne
The mafia chief was hand in glove with a number of corrupt police officials.
by hand with a person’s hand or tools held in the hands, rather than with machinery
a mano
All our furniture is made by hand.
not by post but by a messenger etc
en mano
This parcel was delivered by hand.
fall into the hands (of someone) to be caught, found, captured etc by someone
caer en (las) manos/garras (de)
He fell into the hands of bandits The documents fell into the wrong hands (= were found, captured etc by someone who was not supposed to see them).
force someone’s hand to force someone to do something either which he or she does not want to do or sooner than he or she wants to do it
forzar la mano a alguien
I tried to force his hand by reminding him that he’d promised to help us.
get one’s hands on to catch
poner las manos encima de alguien, echar el guante a alguien
If I ever get my hands on him, I’ll make him sorry for what he did!
to get or obtain
conseguir, pescar, pillar
I’d love to get my hands on a car like that.
give/lend a helping hand to help or assist
echar una mano
I’m always ready to give/lend a helping hand.
hand down phrasal verb to pass on from one generation to the next
transmitir, pasar
These customs have been handed down from father to son since the Middle Ages.
hand in phrasal verb to give or bring to a person, place etc
entregar
The teacher told the children to hand in their exercise books.
hand in hand with one person holding the hand of another
de la mano
The boy and girl were walking along hand in hand
with two things being related and happening together
de la mano
Poverty and crime go hand in hand.
hand on phrasal verb to give to someone
dar, entregar
When you have finished reading these notes, hand them on to someone else in the class.
hand out phrasal verb to give to several people; to distribute
distribuir, repartir
The teacher handed out books to all the pupils They were handing out leaflets in the street.
handout noun a leaflet or a copy of a piece of paper with information given to students in class, distributed at a meeting etc
folleto, prospecto
You’ll find the diagram on page four of your handout.
money, clothes etc given to a very poor person or a beggar
limosna, dádiva, caridad
He lives off handouts.
hand over phrasal verb to give or pass; to surrender
entregar
We know you have the jewels, so hand them over They handed the thief over to the police.
hand over fist in large amounts, usually quickly
(amasar una fortuna) rápidamente, hacerse de oro, (ganar dinero) a espuertas
He’s making money hand over fist.
hands down very easily
sin mover un dedo
You’ll win hands down.
hands off! do not touch!
no toques, quita las manos
Those chocolates are mine. Hands off!
hands-on adjective practical; involving active participation
práctico
We’re looking for someone who has hands-on experience of using this type of software.
hands up! raise your hands above your head
arriba las manos
’Hands up!’ shouted the gunman.
hand to hand with one individual fighting another at close quarters
cuerpo a cuerpo
The soldiers fought the enemy hand to hand hand-to-hand fighting.
have a hand in (something) to be one of the people who have caused, done etc (something)
intervenir/participar/contribuir en
Did you have a hand in the building of this boat / in the success of the project?
have/get/gain the upper hand to (begin to) win, beat the enemy etc
llevar ventaja
The enemy made a fierce attack, but failed to get the upper hand.
hold hands (with someone) to be hand in hand with someone
dar(se) la mano
The boy and girl walked along holding hands (with each other).
in good hands receiving care and attention
en buenas manos
The patient is in good hands.
in hand not used etc; remaining
en el haber, disponible
We still have $10 in hand.
being dealt with
entre manos
We have received your complaint and the matter is now in hand.
in the hands of being dealt with by
en manos de
This matter is now in the hands of my solicitor.
keep one’s hand in to remain good or skilful at doing something by doing it occasionally
no perder la práctica
I still sometimes play a game of billiards, just to keep my hand in.
off one’s hands no longer needing to be looked after etc
quitarse de encima, librarse de, verse libre de
You’ll be glad to get the children off your hands for a couple of weeks.
on hand near; present; ready for use etc
a mano; de reserva
We always keep some candles on hand in case there’s a power failure.
(on the one hand) … on the other hand an expression used to introduce two opposing parts of an argument etc
por un lado… por el otro
On the one hand, cars are extremely useful for getting around. On the other hand, they cause a lot of pollution.
out of hand unable to be controlled
incontrolable
The angry crowd was getting out of hand.
shake hands with (someone) / shake someone’s hand to grasp a person’s (usually right) hand, in one’s own (usually right) hand, as a form of greeting, as a sign of agreement etc
dar(se) la mano, estrechar(se) la mano
The two leaders shook hands and posed for the cameras.
a show of hands noun at a meeting, debate etc, a vote expressed by people raising their hands
votación a mano alzada
The issue was decided by a show of hands.
take in hand to look after, discipline or train.
tomar a su cargo, encargarse de
He took the young apprentice in hand and taught him well.
to hand here; easily reached
a mano
All the tools you need are to hand.
(Definition of hand from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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