There are 2 translations of hand in Spanish:

hand1

Pronunciation: /hænd/

n

  • 1 [Anatomy] mano (feminine) I received it from the king's own hand lo recibí de manos del rey you couldn't see your hand in front of your face no se veía nada to be good o clever with one's hands ser* hábil con las manos, ser* mañoso with one's own hands con sus ( or mis etc) propias manos he killed it with his bare hands lo mató a mano limpia to give sb one's hand darle* la mano a algn they were holding hands when they arrived llegaron tomados or agarrados or (especially Spain/especialmente España) cogidos de la mano I need somebody to hold my hand necesito que alguien me dé ánimos I took Mary's hand in mine to take her across the road le di la mano a Mary para cruzar la calle he took me by the hand me tomó or agarró or (especially Spain/especialmente España) cogió de la mano we were all on our hands and knees, looking for the ring estábamos todos a gatas or en cuatro patas, buscando el anillo he wouldn't give it to me even if I went down on my hands and knees no me lo daría ni aunque se lo pidiera de rodillas to have/hold sth in one's hands tener*/llevar algo en la mano to hold on with both hands agarrarse or sujetarse con las dos manos look, no hands! mira ¡sin manos! to hold out one's hand to sb tenderle* la mano a algn to join hands darse* la(s) mano(s) we join hands with your people in deploring the events nos solidarizamos con vuestro pueblo al expresar nuestra repulsa hands off! ¡quita las manos de ahí!, ¡no toques! hands off those watercolors! ¡no me toques las acuarelas! hands off our schools! ¡dejen en paz nuestros colegios! hand on heart, I didn't mean it de veras, no fue esa mi intención can you put (your) hand on (your) heart and say it isn't true? ¿puedes decir que no es verdad con la mano en el corazón? to put one's hand up o to raise one's hand levantar la mano hands up all those in favor que levanten la mano los que estén a favor hands up or I'll shoot! ¡manos arriba or arriba las manos o disparo! to raise one's hand to o against sb levantarle la mano a algn my father never raised a hand to me mi padre nunca me levantó la mano or nunca me puso la mano encima from hand to hand de mano en mano she climbed the rope hand over hand trepó palmo a palmo por la cuerda they were fighting hand to hand luchaban cuerpo a cuerpo a piece for four hands [Music/Música] una pieza para cuatro manos hand-sewn o -stitched cosido a mano hand-painted pintado a mano
    More example sentences
    • Fold the thumb of the left hand into the palm of the hand and wrap the fingers around the thumb.
    • Squeeze the soil ball between your thumb and fingers in the palm of your hand to make a ribbon.
    • The spike from the fence went through his wrist and into the palm of his hand.
  • 2 (in phrases) at hand the day of the opening was at hand se acercaba el día de la inauguración, el día de la inauguración estaba próximo help was at hand la ayuda estaba en camino to learn about sth at first hand enterarse de algo directamente or personalmente, enterarse de algo de primera mano to learn about sth at second/third hand enterarse de algo a través de or por terceros he heard of her marriage only at second hand from her brother se enteró de que se había casado a través de or por su hermano by hand made/written by hand hecho/escrito a mano it must be washed by hand hay que lavarlo a mano he delivered the letter by hand entregó la carta en mano or personalmente by hand (on envelope) en su mano, en mano (Spain/España) , presente (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) hand in hand de la mano, tomados or agarrados or (especially Spain/especialmente España) cogidos de la mano poverty and disease go hand in hand la pobreza y la enfermedad van de la mano in hand glass/hat in hand con el vaso/sombrero en la mano, vaso/sombrero en mano sword in hand espada en mano or en ristre cash in hand (in accounting) efectivo (masculine) en caja to pay cash in hand pagar* en metálico or en efectivo please concentrate on the task in hand concéntrate en lo que tienes entre manos of the projects we have currently in hand … de los proyectos que tenemos entre manos … let's get back to the matter in o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) at hand volvamos a lo que nos ocupa I like to keep a few dollars in hand for unforeseen eventualities me gusta tener unos dólares disponibles or en reserva para cualquier imprevisto we've still got a couple of hours in hand before we go to the airport todavía nos queda un par de horas antes de ir al aeropuerto to have sth (well) in hand tener* algo controlado or bajo control that boy needs taking in hand a ese chico va a haber que apretarle las clavijas on hand we're always on hand when you need us si nos necesitas, aquí estamos the police were on hand la policía estaba cerca it's useful to have it on hand es útil tenerlo a mano out of hand the boys get out of hand when their father is away los chicos se descontrolan cuando el padre no está the situation is getting out of hand la situación se les ( or nos etc) va de las manos to reject sth out of hand rechazar* algo de plano to hand (British English/inglés británico) (within reach) al alcance de la mano, a (la) mano (available) disponible I don't have your file to hand no tengo su archivo a (la) mano according to the information to hand según la información disponible I can't find it now, but I'm sure it will come to hand no lo encuentro en este momento, pero ya aparecerá she grabbed the first thing that came to hand agarró lo primero que encontró hand in glove o (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) hand and glove they're allegedly hand in glove with their competitors to fix prices se dice que se han puesto de acuerdo con la competencia para fijar los precios hand over fist a manos llenas, a espuertas (especially Spain/especialmente España) her/his left hand doesn't know what her/his right hand is doing su mano izquierda no sabe lo que hace su derecha not to do a hand's turn [colloquial/familiar] no mover* un dedo [colloquial/familiar], no dar* golpe (Spain, Mexico/España, México) [colloquial/familiar] to ask for/win sb's hand (in marriage) [formal] pedir*/obtener* la mano de algn (en matrimonio) to beat sb/win hands down ganarle a algn/ganar sin problemas or sin el menor esfuerzo to bind sb hand and foot atar or (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) amarrar a algn de pies y manos we're bound hand and foot estamos atados de pies y manos, tenemos las manos atadas to bite the hand that feeds one ser* un desagradecido talk about biting the hand that feeds you! ¡cría cuervos … ! to dirty o sully one's hands she wouldn't dirty her hands with typing no se rebajaría a hacer de mecanógrafa: se le caerían los anillos he's already dirtied his hands with arms dealing ya se ha ensuciado las manos comerciando con armas to force sb's hand events forced their hand los acontecimientos los obligaron a actuar I didn't want to, but you forced my hand no quería hacerlo, pero no me dejaste otra salida to gain/have the upper hand eventually she gained the upper hand over her rival finalmente se impuso a su rival she's always had the upper hand in their relationship siempre ha dominado ella en su relación to get one's hands on sb/sth just wait till I get my hands on him! ¡vas a ver cuando lo agarre! she can't wait to get her hands on the new computer se muere por usar la computadora nueva I've been trying to get my hands on that book for ages hace años que ando tras ese libro to give sb/have a free hand darle* a algn/tener* carta blanca to give sb one's hand on sth he gave me his hand on it and the bargain was sealed cerramos el trato con un apretón de manos to give sb the glad hand (American English/inglés norteamericano) saludar a algn efusivamente to give with one hand and take away with the other borrar con el codo lo que se escribe con la mano to go hat o (British English/inglés británico) cap in hand (to sb) the next day, hat in hand, I apologized to the boss al día siguiente me tragué el orgullo y le pedí perdón al jefe I can't stand the way you have to go hat in hand to her for the smallest request no soporto que hasta el menor favor se lo tengas que pedir de rodillas we had to go to them hat in hand asking for more money tuvimos que ir a mendigarles más dinero to grab o grasp o seize sth with both hands it was a wonderful opportunity and she grabbed it with both hands era una oportunidad fantástica y no dejó que se le escapara de las manos to have one's hands full she certainly has her hands full with seven children por cierto que tiene en qué entretenerse, con siete niños at the moment we've got our hands full with this order en este momento estamos ocupadísimos con este pedido to have one's hands tied tener* las manos atadas or (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) amarradas my/his hands are tied tengo/tiene las manos atadas or (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) amarradas to have sb eating out of one's hand hacer* con algn lo que se quiere, manejar a algn a su ( or mi etc) antojo she had them eating out of her hand hacía con ellos lo que quería, los manejaba a su antojo to keep one's hand in no perder* la práctica to know a place like the back of one's hand conocer* un sitio al dedillo or como la palma de la mano she knows Paris like the back of her hand (se) conoce París al dedillo or como la palma de la mano to live (from) hand to mouth vivir al día to put o dip one's hand in one's pocket contribuir* con dinero to put o lay one's hand(s) on sth dar* con algo to sit on one's hands cruzarse* de brazos, estar* mano sobre mano to stay one's/sb's hand (from sth) [literary/literario] they begged him to stay his hand le rogaron que se contuviera she managed to stay his hand from that dreadful act logró impedir que cometiera semejante barbaridad to try one's hand (at sth) probar* (a hacer algo) to turn one's hand to sth I'm willing to turn my hand to anything estoy dispuesto a hacer cualquier tipo de trabajo he was a success in everything he turned his hand to todo lo que se proponía (hacer) le salía bien to wait on sb hand and foot hacerle* de sirviente/sirvienta a algn to wash one's hands of sth desentenderse* de algo, lavarse las manos de algo many hands make light work el trabajo compartido es más llevadero
  • 3 3.1 (agency) mano (feminine) the hand of God/Fate la mano de Dios/del destino to die by one's own hand [formal] quitarse la vida to have a hand in sth tener* parte en algo the town had suffered at the hands of invaders la ciudad había sufrido a manos de los invasores that child needs a firm hand ese niño necesita (una) mano firme to rule with a heavy/iron hand mandar/gobernar* con mano dura/de hierro with an open hand con largueza or generosidad, generosamente 3.2 (assistance) [colloquial/familiar] to give o lend sb a hand echarle or darle* una mano a algn if we all lend a hand, it won't take long si todos echamos una mano, lo haremos en un momento do you need/want a hand with that? ¿te echo or doy una mano con eso? if you need a hand si necesitas ayuda
    More example sentences
    • Bradford's Industrial Museum has been giving a helping hand to a textile archive in Leeds.
    • "Do you need a hand?" I ask.
    3.3
    (hands plural)
    (possession, control, care) to change hands cambiar de dueño or manos a few dollars changed hands and it was mine les di unos dólares y era mío the contract is now in the hands of the lawyer ahora el contrato está en manos del abogado your future lies in your own hands tú eres dueño de tu futuro, tu futuro depende de ti can I leave the matter in your hands? ¿puedo dejar el asunto en tus manos? in private hands en manos (de) particulares in good/capable hands en buenas manos my life is in your hands mi vida depende de ti how did that vase come into your hands? ¿cómo llegó a tus manos ese jarrón? he/it fell into the hands of the enemy o into enemy hands cayó en manos del enemigo to put oneself in sb's hands ponerse* en manos de algn to get sth/sb off one's hands [colloquial/familiar] quitarse algo/a algn de encima [colloquial/familiar] he offered to take it off my hands for $500 [colloquial/familiar] me dijo que me daba 500 dólares por él para quitármelo de encima on sb's hands she hates having the children on her hands all day long detesta tener a los niños a su cuidado todo el día I've enough on my hands just now without that as well tengo ya bastante entre manos como para meterme también en eso to have more time on one's hands tener* más tiempo libre we've got a problem on our hands tenemos or se nos presenta un problema I think we may have a bestseller on our hands creo que estamos frente a un posible bestseller out of sb's hands the matter is out of my hands el asunto no está en mis manos the decision has been taken out of his hands la decisión ya no está en sus manos to play into sb's hands the strikers are playing into the management's hands los huelguistas le están haciendo el juego or se lo están poniendo en bandeja a la patronal
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    • Reg Goodfellow, with two goals and two assists, had a hand in all four La Broquerie goals.
    • Dave Robinson starred as he scored one and had a hand in the other four goals.
    • He had a hand in all four goals that gave Celtic an astonishing victory over the Serie A giants.
  • 4 (side) on sb's right/left hand a la derecha/izquierda de algn on every hand [formal] por todas partes on the one hand … on the other (hand) … por un lado … por otro (lado) …
  • 5 [Games/Juegos] 5.1 (set of cards) mano (f), cartas (fpl) a good/poor hand una buena/mala mano, buenas/malas cartas to overplay one's hand jugar* mal sus ( or mis etc) cartas to show o reveal one's hand mostrar* or enseñar las cartas, mostrar* el juego to strengthen sb's hand afianzar* la posición de algn to throw in one's hand (to abandon a course of action, plan) tirar la toalla or esponja, claudicar* (lit: in poker) abandonar (las apuestas), irse* al plato (Chile) to tip one's hand (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] dejar ver sus ( or mis etc) intenciones 5.2 (round of card game) mano (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • There is bad news today for any bald, guitar-playing Afghani who likes a hand of Bridge.
    • When one player has won four tricks, the hand is over and that player is the winner.
    • He played golf into his late 80s, tended a large garden, and played a fine hand at bridge.
    5.3 (player) jugador, (masculine, feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Players are dealt a hand of five cards and play is around the table as one would expect.
    • The total value of all the cards in the hands of the other players is added to the winner's cumulative score.
    • It's like being dealt a hand of cards, before arranging them into suits.
  • 6 6.1 (worker) obrero, (masculine, feminine)
    (farm hand)
    peón (masculine) they're taking on new hands están contratando más mano de obra or más trabajadores
    6.2 [Nautical] marinero (masculine) the hands gathered on the foredeck la marinería se congregó en la cubierta de proa all hands on deck ¡todos a cubierta! the ship went down with all hands el barco se hundió con toda la tripulación a bordo
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    • It concerns a factory hand who is sent to Coventry by his co-workers when he refuses to go on strike.
    • Workers back then were beings with blue collars, drivers or wharfies or factory hands.
    • She had starred at the wood each morning since she had been hired as a hand on farm at the age of 12.
    6.3 (experienced person) an old hand un veterano, he's an old hand at negotiating tiene mucha experiencia en negociaciones
  • 7 (applause) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) a big hand un gran aplauso let's have a really big hand for … un gran aplauso para …
    More example sentences
    • Let's give them each a big hand.
    • Step forward our friends at - you guessed it, give them a big hand - Scotland on Sunday.
    • What scares me is that many of those who voted for her in the past now think she's insane, and yet she gets a big hand abroad.
  • 8 (handwriting) [literary/literario] letra (feminine) she writes a neat/clear hand tiene buena letra/una letra muy clara the letter was in her own hand la carta era de su puño y letra
    More example sentences
    • This manuscript is written in a bold hand, with black ink, and is illuminated with rude portraits of the Evangelists.
    • Even fountain pens, though invented around 1884, were thought to be incompatible with a neat hand, and ballpoints were definitely the devil's invention.
  • 9 (on a clock) manecilla (f), aguja (f) the hour hand la manecilla or la aguja de las horas, el puntero (Andes) the minute hand el minutero, la manecilla or la aguja de los minutos the second hand el segundero, la manecilla or la aguja de los segundos
    More example sentences
    • The gigantic hands of the clock watching over us up on the wall made me impatient.
    • I have a pint of Guinness as we chat and then a second as the clock hands crawl past one.
    • The hands of Bella's clock quietly ticked away as she stared down at the five outfits on her bed.

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There are 2 translations of hand in Spanish:

hand2

vt

  • to hand sb sth to hand sth to sb pasarle algo a algn could you hand me that hammer, please? ¿me pasas ese martillo, por favor? she handed the book to her father le pasó el libro a su padre he was handed a stiff sentence (American English/inglés norteamericano) le impusieron una pena severa Smith handed Jones an easy victory (British English/inglés británico) Smith le regaló la victoria a Jones to hand it to sb you have to hand it to her; she knows how to deal with them hay que reconocerlo or hay que sacarle el sombrero, sabe cómo manejarlos
    More example sentences
    • Morgan finally dug up a gemstone, picked it up and handed it to Evelyn, who put it in a bag.
    • Someone threw it over the barriers and the security guard picked it up and handed it to me!
    • Kneeling down, she handed the dog a treat and picked it up, scooping it carefully with her arm.

Phrasal verbs

hand around

(in British English also/en inglés británico también) hand round verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
make some photocopies and hand them around haga unas fotocopias y repártalas or distribúyalas he handed around a plate of cookies pasó un plato de galletas could you hand the cakes around? ¿podrías ofrecer los pasteles?

hand back

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
devolver* the documents must be handed back to their owner los documentos deben ser devueltos or [formal] restituidos a su dueño

hand down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (pass down) [custom/heirloom/story] transmitir; [clothes] pasar a craft handed down from father to son un arte transmitido de padre a hijo all my clothes were handed down to my sisters toda mi ropa pasaba a mis hermanas 1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Law/Derecho] to hand down a ruling pronunciarse, dictar sentencia

hand in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[homework/form/ticket] entregar* to hand in one's resignation presentar su ( or mi etc) dimisión or renuncia

hand off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (in US football) [quarterback] ceder 1.2 (in rugby) [opponent] rechazar*

hand on

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[skills/knowledge] transmitir, pasar; [object/photograph] pasar hand it on to the person on your left pásaselo a la persona que esté a tu izquierda

hand out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
(distribute, give out) [leaflets/food] repartir, distribuir*; [advice] dar* he handed out praise and punishment without fear or favor premiaba y castigaba sin favoritismos ni temor

hand over

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (relinquish) [money/keys/gun] entregar*; [prisoner] entregar* 1.2 (on telephone) to hand sb over to sb pasarle a algn con algn I'll hand you over to Ann te paso con Ann, te doy con Ann (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) 1.3 (transfer) [power/responsibility] transferir* control of the business was handed over to … la dirección del negocio fue puesta en manos de … 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio when he finally hands over to his son cuando finalmente le ceda el puesto a su hijo I'm handing over to my deputy for a week voy a dejar todo en manos de mi vice por una semana I'll now hand over to our reporter in Boston vamos a escuchar ahora a nuestro corresponsal en Boston

hand round

(British English/inglés británico)
hand around

hand up

(American English/inglés norteamericano)
[Law/Derecho] pronunciarse

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.