echar una mano

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 help)
a. to lend a hand
Oí que estáis pintando la casa. Manaña me paso por allí a echar una mano.I heard you're painting the house. I'm coming tomorrow to lend a hand.
b. to give a hand
Échame una mano con esto, anda. Es tan grande que no puedo llevarlo yo solo.Give me a hand with this, will you? It's so big I can't carry it on my own.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Necesitas que te eche una mano con los deberes?Do you need a hand with your homework?
Ese baúl pesa mucho. ¿Quieres que te eche una mano?That trunk is really heavy. Do you want a hand?
2. (games)
a. to play a round
Unos parroquianos echaban una mano de dominó en una mesa de un rincón.Some regulars were playing a round of dominoes at a corner table.
b. to play a hand (card games)
¿Echamos otra mano de póquer o lo dejamos ya?Shall we play another hand of poker or call it a day?
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