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USAGE NOTE
The pronoun "le" may be translated as "him," "her," or "you" according to the context.
le da la mano(
leh
 
dah
 
lah
 
mah
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noh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (he or she claps his hand in agreement or as a greeting; third person singular)
a. he shakes hands with him (masculine)
El presidente de la empresa está muy enfadado con el director de ventas. Solo le da la mano cuando están en público.The president of the company is very angry with the sales director. He only shakes hands with him when they're in public.
b. she shakes hands with him (feminine)
Cuando le da la mano, él se pone siempre muy nervioso. Ella es una mujer que impone mucho.When she shakes hands with him, he always gets very nervous. She's a very imposing woman.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(you clap his hand in agreement or as a greeting; second person singular)
a. you shake hands with him
Cuando el rey se acerque a usted, le da la mano e inclina la cabeza. - ¿No tengo que hacer una genuflexión también?When the king approaches you, you shake hands with him and bow your head. - Don't I have to genuflect too?
3. (he or she holds hands with him; third person singular)
a. he takes him by the hand (masculine)
El padre está muy pendiente del niño. Siempre le da la mano antes de cruzar una calle.The father is very attentive to the child. He always takes him by the hand before crossing a street.
b. she takes him by the hand (feminine)
Pedro está muy enamorado de Eladia. Cuando le da la mano, a él un escalofrío le recorre todo el cuerpo.Pedro is very much in love with Eladia. When she takes him by the hand, a shiver runs down his spine.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(you hold hands with him; second person singular)
a. you take him by the hand
¿Qué siente usted cuando le da la mano o le besa? - Cuando le doy la mano o le beso, siento una felicidad inmensa.What do you feel when you take him by the hand or kiss him? - When I take him by the hand or kiss him, I feel great happiness.
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