levantar la mano

levantar la mano(
leh
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bahn
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tahr
 
lah
 
mah
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noh
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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. (to lift one's hand)
a. to put one's hand up
Cuando la profesora preguntó quién sabía la respuesta, muchos niños levantaron la mano.When the teacher asked who knew the answer, many children put their hands up.
b. to raise one's hand
Si alguien tiene alguna pregunta, puede levantar la mano y yo le paso el micrófono.If anyone has a question, they can raise their hand, and I'll pass the microphone to them.
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
2. (to threaten to strike)
a. to raise one's hand to
¡Que no se te ocurra volver a levantarle la mano a ninguno de mis hijos!Don't even think of raising your hand to any of my children again!
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