Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Handful"

The meaning of "Handful" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa less than a handful of ...?
A: "Less than" is a smaller quantity than something else.

So the phrase "less than a handful of" would mean a smaller quantity than what can be held in one's hand.
Q: O que significa handful?
A: It depends on how it's used, but it usually means "a few".

"There were a handful of (a few) problems, but we got it fixed."
Q: O que significa handful?
A: Handful has two meanings.

1) A quantity that fills the hand.

Hand + full = handful

For example, when you are eating a snack and put your hand in and grab as much as your hand can fit, you have a handful of whatever snack you are eating.

Sentence: “he picked up a handful of grapes.”

2) a person who is hard to deal with or hard to control.

Sentence: “I love my kid, but he is a handful sometimes.”
Q: O que significa Taking in a handful of waist and Easter-egg bazonkas on the way up.?
A: Yes, that helps a lot. He looked at her face, but, of course, his head was rising from looking at his nails (on the way up), so he looked at (took in = looked at) her waist and her breasts ("Easter-egg" describes the shape and "bazonkas" is a very uncouth way of referring to breasts).
Q: O que significa all but a handful of them?
A: "All but a handful of them" can be thought of as meaning "almost all of them." In your example, there are 400 employees. Almost all of them are Indian, but a handful are not.

Example sentences using "Handful"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com a handful of.
A: I have a handful of books ready for you to read.
He has a handful of magical items in preparation for battle.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com handful.
A: He gave me a handful of chores.
She is quite a handful. (An expression, used when something is being reckless or not behaving.)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com "a handful".
A: I have a handful of nuts.
Can you give me a handful of sweets?

Synonyms of "Handful" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre a handful of something e Less than a handful of something ?
A: Handful is quite a number of people. Less would mean a few people
Q: Qual é a diferença entre handful e few ?
A: You can also use a "handful" with people but it sometimes has a negative connotation, for example, "Only a handful of people in the class understand what he's talking about."
Q: Qual é a diferença entre I was a big handful when I was a kid. e I was very mischievous when I was a kid. ?
A: They are the same
Q: Qual é a diferença entre a handful of times e several times ?
A: both mean the same thing


i went to the park a handful of times this week

i went to the park several times this week
Q: Qual é a diferença entre handful e a tons of ?
A: a handful is less than a ton. a ton is a lot while a handful is just a little bit. But it can be used figuratively for things like people.

Translations of "Handful"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? except for a handful of days
A: ''''A 'handful', of days!'''''!! is, definitely, NOT, a common phrase!
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 3줌의 초콜릿. 3 handful of chocolate right?
A: Correct, but because it is 3 (many), you should say “3 handfuls of chocolate”. 🙂

Other questions about "Handful"

Q: Only a handful of ill-mannered bikers shame all other bikers.
Only a handful of ill-mannered bikers are a shame to all other bikers.
soa natural?
A:

* Only a handful of ill-mannered bikers shame all other bikers.

This means that the ill-mannered bikers literally shame/embarrass all other bikers.

One biker is saying something to make the other biker feel shame or embarrassment.


*Only a handful of ill-mannered bikers are a shame to all other bikers. (very natural!)

-2) This means that the ill-mannered bikers make the other bikers look bad. They give all the other bikers a bad reputation.

-The second option is most natural, and probably what you wanted to say.

If you said the first sentence, most likely, people will completely understand what you mean, and think it has the same meaning as number 2.

But if you said: This biker shamed that biker. Everyone will only think: This biker humiliated or embarrassed that biker.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Q: I’ve only told a handful people about my new girlfriend. Like my father and mother.

Does this mean no one has heard of that girlfriend except father and mother?
A: This means that only a few people have heard of the girlfriend INCLUDING the father and the mother.
Q: What does it mean "big handful of us"?
I think it means "many people". Is that correct?
A: 正しい that's exactly it
Q: he gave a handful of candy soa natural?
A: I think to be completely correct there should be someone who received the candy. For example: "he gave her a handful of candy" or "he gave a handful of candy to me"
Q: A handful of people got a Nintendo Switch until last year. soa natural?
A: "handful" sounds like a very small amount

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