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".
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".
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.
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