estrechar la mano

estrechar la mano(
ehs
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treh
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chahr
 
lah
 
mah
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noh
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to greet by grasping the hand of; used with "a" or "de")
a. to shake hands with
Sabino estaba nervioso porque iba a estrecharle la mano a la reina.Sabino was nervous because he was going to shake hands with the queen.
b. to shake ... hand
Julia estrechó la mano de su futura jefa y sonrió.Julia shook her future manager's hand and smiled.
c. to shake hands
Los dos mandatarios estrecharon sus manos y se sentaron a conversar.The two leaders shook hands and sat to talk.
estrecharse la mano
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to greet grasping each other's hands)
a. to shake hands
La primera ministra británica y el presidente de los Estados Unidos se estrecharon la mano.The British Prime Minister and the U.S. President shook hands.
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