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American English: /ˈhæn(d)ˌfʊl/
British English: /ˈhan(d)fʊl/
, /ˈhan(d)f(ə)l/

Translation of handful in Spanish:


  • 1 (amount) his hair was coming out by the handful
    el pelo se le caía a mechones or manojos
    Example sentences
    • They know the elusive swing voters scattered in a handful of key states want moderation, not aggression.
    • They were replaced by a distant silver moon and a handful of scattered shiny stars.
    • Despite having a fair amount of interest only a handful of people took the plunge.
  • 2 (small number) (+ singular or plural verb) only a handful of people were there
    había poca gente
    solo había un puñado de personas
  • 3 (troublesome person or people) (no plural) they are a real handful (children)
    dan mucho trabajo
    son muy traviesos
    son muy difíciles
    son de armas tomar
    Example sentences
    • He is a good fighter and was a rough handful, but Harry dealt with him very well.
    • The hound has to be a real character who tends to be bossy and, maybe, has become too much of a handful for his owners to deal with.
    • He was learning she could be quite a handful, challenging him in ways he did not expect.
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