Mano becomes Manaza?

HenryC1Kwiziq community member

Mano becomes Manaza?

The explanatory notes say that even if the body part is feminine it always uses azo rather than aza but the answer here for large hands was manazas. Shouldn't it be manazos?
Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Henry,

if you scroll down you will see the answer to this same question when Linda asked. 

Mano, although it looks masculine because of the -o ending, it is actually feminine, "la mano/una mano/las manos/unas manos".

Saludos

Inma

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I was confused about this too. I assume that the rule about using -azo with feminine nouns only applies to the section about "using an object/part of your body or hitting with a part of your body".

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Alan and Henry, 

a clarification about "mano", "manazas" and "manotazo":

we are talking about different things; 

1. big hands 

this would be "manazas" because the original noun mano is feminine, so big hands = manazas

2. if we are talking about hitting someone with your hands, then, even if the original word is feminine, you make the new word with an -azo ending: la mano -》 manotazo

I hope this is clearer now. 

Inma

Mano becomes Manaza?

The explanatory notes say that even if the body part is feminine it always uses azo rather than aza but the answer here for large hands was manazas. Shouldn't it be manazos?

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