levanta la 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. (puts up a hand; third person singular)
a. he raises his hand (masculine)
Cuando levanta la mano para hablar, siempre dice algo interesante.When he raises his hand to speak, he always says something meaningful.
b. she raises her hand (feminine)
Si levanta la mano, haz como si no la vieras.If she raises her hand, you just ignore her.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(put up a hand; second person singular)
a. you raise your hand
En una subasta, una vez que levanta la mano, no puede retirar la oferta.At an auction, once you raise your hand, you cannot take back your bid.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(imperative; segunda persona del singular)
a. raise your hand
Levanta la mano para que te vea el mozo.Raise your hand to get the waiter's attention.
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