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"Leave it" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "dejarlo", and "hold it" is a phrase which is often translated as "agarrarlo". Learn more about the difference between "leave it" and "hold it" below.
leave it
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to abandon something)
a. dejarlo (masculine object)
Where do you want me to park the car? - You can leave it in the driveway.¿Dónde quieres que estacione el coche? - Puedes dejarlo en la entrada.
b. dejarla (feminine object)
You can borrow my key. Will you leave it under the mat for me when you leave?Te presto mi llave. ¿Me la dejas bajo el felpudo cuando te vayas?
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. déjalo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular; masculine object)
I dropped my sandwich! - Leave it. A squirrel can eat it.¡Se me cayó el sándwich! - Déjalo. Lo puede comer una ardilla.
b. déjala
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular; feminine object)
When you're done with the pot, leave it in the sink.Cuando termines de usar la olla, déjala en el fregadero.
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hold it
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (to grasp)
a. agarrarlo (masculine)
The pan is hot. If you hold it you will burn yourself.El sartén está caliente. Si lo agarras te vas a quemar.
b. agarrarla (femenine)
If he offers you his hand, hold it.Si te ofrece la mano, agárrala.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (used to tell someone to wait)
a. espera
Hold it! I want to come with you.¡Espera! Quiero ir contigo.
b. para
Hold it! Can I see your ID?¡Para! ¿Puedo ver tu identificación?
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