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"On the one hand" is a phrase which is often translated as "por una parte", and "allow" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "permitir". Learn more about the difference between "on the one hand" and "allow" below.
on the one hand
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. por una parte
On the one hand we have an untrustworthy candidate, and on the other a complete idiot.Por una parte tenemos un candidato de poca confianza, y por la otra un idiota total.
b. por un lado
On the one hand, the economy has grown, but on the other, the gains have all gone to the rich.Por un lado, la economía ha crecido, pero por otro lado, todos los beneficios han ido a los ricos.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to permit)
a. permitir
We're not allowed to smoke in the office.No nos está permitido fumar en la oficina.
b. dejar
He allows me to pick pears from his tree whenever I want.Me deja recoger peras de su árbol cuando quiera.
2. (to let enter)
a. admitir
Dogs are not allowed in the store.No se admiten perros en la tienda.
b. dejar entrar
They wouldn't allow us in because we weren't suitably dressed.No nos dejaron entrar porque no íbamos vestidos para la ocasión.
3. (to allocate)
a. dejar
Be sure to allow time for homework after school.Asegúrate de dejar tiempo para la tarea después de la escuela.
b. calcular
Allow at the very least two hours to reach Madrid.Calcula como mínimo dos horas para llegar a Madrid.
4. (to accept)
a. reconocer
I have to allow that she's great fun.Tengo que reconocer que es una persona muy divertida.
5. (to grant)
a. permitir
The committee did not allow the building of a skyscraper in that location.El comité no permitió que se construyera el rascacielos en esa localización.
6. (to give)
a. dar
We're allowed one hour for lunch.Nos dan una hora para comer.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to make provision for; used with "for")
a. tener en cuenta
You must also allow for travel expenses.Tienes que tener también en cuenta los gastos de viaje.
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