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American English: /blaɪnd/
British English: /blʌɪnd/

Translation of blind in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (Medicine) blind man blind woman
    ciega (feminine)
    to be blind in one eye
    ser tuerto
    he's been blind since birth to go blind
    quedarse ciego
    to be blind to something
    no ver algo
    he remained blind to her beauty
    permanecía ciego a sus encantos (literary or humorous)
    she's blind to the fact that …
    no ve or no quiere ver que …
    how could I have been so blind?
    ¿cómo pude haber sido tan ciego?
    Example sentences
    • Two years ago, MS patient Natasha Bagan lost her ability to walk and was almost blind after her condition rapidly deteriorated.
    • Jurors heard that Mr Ward, who suffered from a rare eye condition and had been blind since he was 15, had been celebrating his birthday.
    • I had a little Chihuahua named Carlos that had some kind of skin disease and was totally blind.
    por instrumentos
    con instrumentos
    Example sentences
    • The Lorenz beam system for blind landing consisted of two transmitters located on opposite sides of the airstrip runway.
    • From this point on, they'd be practically flying blind, with only the occasional glimpse of their surroundings.
    • This could be nerve-racking for the pilot while the copilot made blind takeoffs.
    1.3 (Motor Vehicles)
    de poca visibilidad
    Example sentences
    • About half-way back to Boston I slowed down even further to go round a blind bend in the road, to come upon a police car and a mobile speed camera.
    • They certainly had no problem coping with a brisk run along a narrow, twisty country road where oncoming traffic and constant blind bends required repeated firm applications.
    • A car in front of the Welshman had pulled out a series of rocks into the road on a blind corner, and Hughes ran straight over the rocks, unable to avoid them due to the narrowness of the road.
  • 2 (lacking reason, judgment)
    he was blind with passion
    lo cegaba la pasión
    lo enceguecía la pasión (Latin America)
    blind with rage, she slapped him
    ciega de ira, le dio una bofetada
    he made a blind guess at the answer
    intentó adivinar la respuesta
    dio una respuesta al azar a ver si acertaba
    Example sentences
    • Yet despite his liberalism, which if not exactly old-fashioned is certainly out of keeping with the spirit of the time, Mortimer is not blind to the realities of political life.
    • The classical economists are blind to this reality.
    • Look on the bright side, but don't be blind to reality.
    Example sentences
    • There's another reason why blind devotion to rules won't do.
    • All I wanted to do was to survive and really was driven by blind hope than by reason.
    • True, you could have fully murdered him, but the only reason you hurt him enough to get away was blind panic.
  • 3 (British) [colloquial] (as intensifier) it isn't a blind bit of use
    no sirve para nada de nada [colloquial]
    nobody took a blind bit of notice
    nadie le hizo ni pizca de caso [colloquial]
  • 4 (without opening)
    sin salida
    sin ventanas
    Example sentences
    • Glazed doors, provided that the panes are rectangular, can be reduced by removing one tier of panes; blind doors can be cut down at will.
    • When you first walked in and entered the small rotunda, there was a blind window that had been revealed.
    • The metal ladder was cooperative enough against rubber-soled boots, but moisture and time had warped the blind door, and there was no other way into the box.

transitive verb

  • 1 (permanently)
    dejar ciego
    he was blinded in an accident
    perdió la vista or se quedó ciego en un accidente
  • 2
    he was blinded by her beauty
    su belleza lo deslumbró or encandiló
    Example sentences
    • I said nothing, but merely nodded, tears temporarily blinding me, blurring my vision.
    • Five players were permanently blinded and a dozen more had permanent eye defects leading to reduced vision.
    • She was blinded by her tears and the smoke, so she couldn't see the burning timber above her that was about to fall.
    Example sentences
    • In the process, the patient is willfully blinded to the conduct that inevitably causes his misery in the first place.
    • He was used to getting his own way and was so enraged that he was blinded to the consequences of his actions.
    • I cried as I admitted that I was so selfish that I was blinded to the fact that Will had needed my help all along.
  • 3to blind somebody to something
    impedirle ver algo a alguien
    love blinded her to his faults
    el amor le impedía ver sus defectos


  • 2 2.1 (cover, diversion)
    Example sentences
    • The aversion to addressing race concerns that is demonstrated through this research carries through to an aversion to discussing race as a driver in and a blind for bad social policy.
    • ‘Ruse’ applies to that which is contrived as a blind for one's real intentions or for the truth.
    • Our advantages and disadvantages then, can be summarized as follows:… 6. Serves as a blind for the real project.
    2.2 (hide) (US)
    Example sentences
    • You could jerry-rig a blind from a camouflage cloth, or use a small tent that you don't mind modifying.
    • A rain shelter was provided on the end opposite to the observation blind and numerous perches were scattered throughout.
    • As soon as foods were distributed among cages, we monitored and video recorded behavior from an observation blind.
  • 3 (blind people) (+ plural verb) the blind
    los ciegos
    los invidentes [formal]
    a school for the blind
    una escuela para ciegos
    una escuela para invidentes [formal]
    it's a case of the blind leading the blind
    es a cuál de los dos sabe menos
    in the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king
    en tierra de ciegos or en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es rey


  • 1 (British) [colloquial] (as intensifier) to swear blind that …
    jurar y perjurar que …
    he swore blind that he knew nothing to be blind drunk
    estar más borracho que una cuba [colloquial]
  • 2 (Cooking)to bake pastry blind
    cocer masa en blanco or sin relleno
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