handful

handful(
hahnd
-
fuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (amount)
a. el puñado
(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).
(M)
I picked up a handful of sand and let it slip through my fingers.Recogí un puñado de arena y lo dejé colarse por entre mis dedos.
b. el manojo
(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).
(M)
The cook threw a couple of handfuls of rice into the pot.El cocinero echó un par de manojos de arroz en la olla.
2. (small number)
a. el puñado
(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).
(M)
Only a handful of people came to see the play tonight.Solo un puñado de personas vino a ver la obra esta noche.
3.
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)
(mischievous person)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I never would have babysat for them if I had known they were going to be such a handful.Nunca habría cuidado a los niños si hubiera sabido que iban a ser tan traviesos.
She's going crazy because some of her employees are a real handful.Se está volviendo loca porque algunos de sus empleados son muy difíciles.
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handful
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of sand, rice, people)
a. el puñado
(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).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
that child is a real handfulese niño es un terremoto
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
handful [ˈhændfʊl]
noun
(quantity) manojo (m); puñado (m); (small number) puñado (m)
a handful of people un puñado de gente; that child's a real handful ese niño es muy travieso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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