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"In" is a preposition which is often translated as "en", and "hand" is a noun which is often translated as "la mano". Learn more about the difference between "in" and "hand" below.
in(
ihn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate location)
a. en
Your father is in the kitchen.Tu padre está en la cocina.
b. dentro de (inside of)
Dinner is in the fridge.La cena está dentro de la nevera.
2. (used to indicate time)
a. en
She was born in 1983.Nació en 1983.
b. dentro de (within)
I finished the third book in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series in three days.Terminé el tercer libro en la colección "Una canción de hielo y fuego" dentro de tres días.
3. (at the conclusion of)
a. dentro de
We have to leave in five minutes, at the latest.Nos tenemos que ir dentro de cinco minutos, a más tardar.
b. en
You go on ahead. I'll meet you in a half hour.Tú ve. Yo te veo en media hora.
4. (used to indicate manner)
a. en
Does this dress come in red?Este vestido, ¿está disponible en rojo?
Try introducing yourself in Spanish.Intenta presentarte en español.
5. (after superlatives)
a. de
Lionel Messi is, without a doubt, the best soccer player in the world.Lionel Messi es, sin duda, el mejor futbolista del mundo.
6. (with ratios and quantities)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Four people in five preferred the first brand of soda.Cuatro de cada cinco personas prefirieron la primera marca de refresco.
The wedding party should come down the aisle in twos.El cortejo nupcial debe caminar por el pasillo de dos en dos.
7. (used to indicate activity)
a. en
I heard you can make a lot of money in sales.Oí que se puede hacer mucho dinero en ventas.
b. dedicarse a
He works in investment banking.Él se dedica a la banca de inversión.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (inside)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Am I going to stand out here all day, or are you going to invite me in?¿Me voy a quedar parado aquí afuera el día entero, o me vas a invitar a pasar?
The dog won't come in until they open the door.El perro no entrará hasta que abran la puerta.
9. (present)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm afraid the doctor isn't in today.Me temo que el doctor no se encuentra hoy.
Is Denise in? I'd like to speak with her.¿Está Denise? Me gustaría hablar con ella.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
10. (fashionable)
a. de moda
Short skirts are no longer in.Las minifaldas ya no están de moda.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
11. (connection)
a. la palanca
(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 only got the job because his dad has an in with the company.Solo consiguió el puesto porque su papá tiene palanca dentro de la empresa.
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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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