Translation of handy in Spanish:

handy

Pronunciation: /ˈhændi/

adjective/adjetivo (-dier, -diest)

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1 (predicative/predicativo) 1.1 (readily accessible) a mano she always keeps a flashlight handy in case of power cuts siempre tiene una linterna a mano por si hay un corte de luz
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    • With our prepared boards and favorite thumbnail sketches handy, we were ready to begin.
    • She also has a handy habit of winning close matches.
    • For those without handy access to cameras and/or scanners, do your best.
    1.2 (conveniently situated) cerca, a mano the shops are very handy here las tiendas nos ( or les etc) quedan muy a mano, las tiendas quedan muy cerca de aquí to be handy for sth estar* or quedar cerca de algo you're very handy for the airport, aren't you? el aeropuerto te queda muy a mano or muy cerca ¿no?
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    • It sounds like a handy location, but there's a drawback.
    • What's a progressive professor to do if there are no conveniently handy hate crimes on campus to rail against?
    • You can even try placing Bibles in handy locations around your home as reminders to feed your spirit every day.
  • 2 2.1 (convenient) práctico it's quite handy that he can't come after all después de todo, nos viene bastante bien que no venga 2.2 (useful) útil, práctico to come in handy venir* muy bien the money came in handy el dinero le ( or me etc) vino muy bien
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    • A Local post office is a vital cornerstone to everyday life, a familiar, handy and extremely useful service.
    • Durable and convenient, this handy reference functions as nicely in an open field with a flashlight as it does spread out on a desk.
    • To help enrich your enjoyment, here is a handy glossary of useful terms…
  • 3 [cook/gardener] hábil, habilidoso he's pretty handy about the house es muy habilidoso or mañoso para los arreglos de la casa he's handy with his fists enseguida la emprende a puñetazos
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    • But, if the girl in my life doesn't like to cook, I have been single for 23 years and have learned to be quite handy with a skillet.
    • Level headed, a capable bushman, handy with a rifle and a natural with horses, Harry displayed all the attributes of the cream of Australia's youth.
    • He's known to be handy with his fists, has a notorious fondness for fast cars, and now it seems he's a fan of loud music: obviously a prime candidate for an antisocial behaviour order.

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