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handy
American English: /ˈhændi/
British English: /ˈhandi/

Translation of handy in Spanish:

adjective -dier, -diest

[colloquial]
  • 1 (predicative) 1.1 (readily accessible) she always keeps a flashlight handy in case of power cuts
    siempre tiene una linterna a mano por si hay un corte de luz
    Example sentences
    • 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) 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 something
    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?
    Example sentences
    • 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) it's quite handy that he can't come after all 2.2 (useful) to come in handy
    venir muy bien
    the money came in handy
    el dinero le ( or me etc) vino muy bien
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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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