Quick answer
"Face" is a noun which is often translated as "la cara", and "hand" is a noun which is often translated as "la mano". Learn more about the difference between "face" and "hand" below.
face(
feys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She protected her face from the cold with her scarf.Se protegió la cara del frío con la bufanda.
b. el rostro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The expression on her face said it all.La expresión de su rostro lo decía todo.
2. (person)
a. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was very nice to arrive at a place with so many familiar faces.Fue muy agradable llegar a un sitio con tantas caras conocidas.
3. (expression)
a. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They put on a brave face after hearing the bad news.Pusieron buena cara a las malas noticias.
4. (surface)
a. la faz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She had completely vanished from the face of the Earth.Había desaparecido por completo de la faz de la Tierra.
b. la fachada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They are renovating the face of city hall.Están renovando la fachada del ayuntamiento.
c. la superficie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Write what the contents are on the face of the box.Escribe los contenidos sobre la superficie de la caja.
d. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(coin)
There is an inscription on the face of the coin.Hay una inscripción en la cara de la moneda.
e. la esfera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(clock)
The crystal protects the face of the clock.El vidrio protege la esfera del reloj.
f. la pared
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(mountain)
Today we are going to climb that face of the cliff.Hoy vamos a escalar esa pared del acantilado.
5. (aspect)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Due to the changing face of Europe, the treaty could not be signed.Debido a la cambiante fisonomía de Europa, no se pudo firmar el tratado.
Tonight's report focuses on the hidden face of campaign finance.El informe de esta noche se centra en el aspecto oculto de las finanzas de campañas.
6. (insolence)
a. el descaro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She had the face to come back after all she had done.Tuvo el descaro de volver después de todo lo que había hecho.
7. (typography)
a. el tipo de letra
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's probably best to avoid using novelty faces on your résumé.Quizá sea mejor evitar usar tipos de letra efectistas en tu currículum.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to be opposite)
a. dar a
My room faces the sea.Mi habitación da al mar.
b. mirar a
We prefer to sit facing the window.Preferimos sentarnos mirando a la ventana.
9. (to confront)
a. afrontar
We have to face the consequences of our actions.Hemos de afrontar las consecuencias de nuestros actos.
b. hacer frente
You have to face your problems to solve them.Tienes que hacer frente a tus problemas para solucionarlos.
c. enfrentarse
If you don't face him, you are a coward.Si no te enfrentas a él, eres un cobarde.
10. (to cover)
a. recubrir
The wall of the building was faced with hundreds of glass pieces.El muro del edificio estaba recubierto de cientos de trozos de cristal.
b. forrar (sewing)
The skirt was faced with satin.La falda estaba forrada de raso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to be oriented)
a. mirar
The living room windows face eastward, so the room gets great light in the morning.Las ventanas de la sala de estar miran hacia el este, así que el cuarto recibe bastante luz por la mañana.
12. (to turn)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I didn't know which way to face.No sabía en qué dirección volverme.
Soldiers, right face!¡Soldados, a la derecha!
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hand(
hahnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la mano
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The pianist had small, delicate hands.El pianista tenía las manos pequeñas y finas.
2. (of an instrument)
a. la manecilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He watched the slow movement of the hands of the clock.Miró el movimiento lento de las manecillas del reloj.
b. la aguja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We couldn't measure the barometric pressure because the instrument's hand had fallen off.No pudimos medir la presión barométrica porque la aguja del instrumento se había caído.
3. (cards)
a. la mano
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You should bet all your chips when you're dealt a hand like that.Deberías apostar todas las fichas que tengas cuando se te reparte una mano así.
4. (help)
a. la mano
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Would you give me a hand moving this couch? It's really heavy.¿Me echarías una mano para mover este sofá? Pesa mucho.
5. (ovation)
a. el aplauso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They gave him a big hand at the end of the song.Le dieron un fuerte aplauso al final de la canción.
6. (side)
a. la mano
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's not this street, but the next one, on the left-hand side.No es esta calle, sino la siguiente, a mano izquierda.
7. (writing)
a. la letra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This has to be my father's diary. I recognize his hand.Este tiene que ser el diario de mi padre. Reconozco su letra.
8. (agency)
a. la mano
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He nearly died from the wounds, but he was saved by the hand of God.Casi se muere de las heridas, pero lo salvó la mano de Dios.
9. (worker)
a. el obrero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la obrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We don't have enough hands to finish the work on time.No tenemos obreros suficientes para terminar el trabajo a tiempo.
b. el peón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The hands worked all day until they were exhausted.Los peones trabajaron todo el día hasta que se agotaron.
c. el marinero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la marinera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(nautical)
Three hands climbed onto the boom to furl the sail.Tres marineros subieron a la botavara para aferrar la vela.
10. (equine measurement)
a. el palmo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was the biggest horse I had ever seen. He measured 20 hands!Era el caballo más grande que jamás he visto. ¡Medía 20 palmos!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to give)
a. pasar
The teacher handed a piece of candy to each of the students.La maestra pasó un caramelo a cada uno de los alumnos.
12. (to give credit)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'll hand it to you; this is the best cheeseburger I've ever had.Me quito el sombrero, esta es la mejor hamburguesa con queso que jamás he comido.
You've got to hand it to him; he's good at publicity.Hay que reconocerlo, es bueno con la publicidad.
hands
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
13. (control)
a. manos
Possession of Alsace has changed hands many times over the course of history.La posesión de Alsacia ha cambiado de manos muchas veces a lo largo de la historia.
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