Quick answer
"Foot" is a noun which is often translated as "el pie", and "hand" is a noun which is often translated as "la mano". Learn more about the difference between "foot" and "hand" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el pie
(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).
(human)
She hurt her foot playing soccer.Se lastimó el pie jugando al fútbol.
b. la pata
(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).
(animal)
We saw a cat with only three feet today.Hoy vimos un gato con solo tres patas.
2. (measurement)
a. el pie
(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).
My grandmother is only five feet tall.Mi abuela solo mide cinco pies.
3. (lower part of something)
a. el pie
(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 bunnies played at the foot of the hill.Los conejos jugaban al pie de la colina.
4. (furniture)
a. el pie
(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 design of the feet of this table is quite baroque.El diseño de los pies de esta mesa es bastante barroco.
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hand(
hahnd
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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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