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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (grip)
a. handle
Cuando se me cayó la taza, se rompió la agarradera.When I dropped the mug, the handle broke.
2. (grab bar)
a. handgrip
Sostente de la agarradera cuando el autobús esté en movimiento.Hold the handgrip when the bus starts moving.
b. strap
Alicia siempre usa la agarradera de la puerta cuando se baja de la camioneta.Alicia always uses the strap of the door when she gets out of the van.
c. cord
Se enredó la agarradera y ahora no puedo abrir las cortinas.The cord got tangled, and now I can't open the curtains.
3. (cloth for holding hot containers)
a. pot holder
Olvidé usar la agarradera y me quemé los dedos con la tetera.I forgot to use the pot holder, and I burned my fingers with the kettle.
4. (influence)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tal vez le dieron un aumento porque tiene agarradera con el jefe de Recursos Humanos.Maybe she got a raise because she has some pull with the head of Human Resources.
Vincent consiguió un trabajo en el gobierno porque tiene agarraderas.Vincent got a government job because he has friends in the right places.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. handle
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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agarradera (Latinoamérica)
1 (asidero) handle; grip; [de cortina] cord
2 (amparo) protection
3 agarraderas (influencias) pull
; (s)
; (s)
tener buenas agarraderas to have friends in the right places
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