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Pronunciation: /def/

Translation of deaf in Spanish:


  • 1.1 sordo to be deaf in one ear (temporarily) estar* sordo de un oído (permanently) ser* sordo de un oído to go deaf quedarse sordo he's deaf and dumb es sordomudo [often offensive/puede resultar ofensivo]
    Example sentences
    • Thorn Park School is a day special school for deaf and partially hearing children from two to sixteen years of age.
    • Budgie is a hearing dog for the deaf and was brought in for assembly by his owner Tracy Lewis, who lives in the town.
    • If you're talking to a deaf person and a hearing person, don't just focus on the hearing person.
    1.2 (unwilling to hear) to be deaf to sth hacer* oídos sordos a algo he was deaf to her pleas/protests hizo oídos sordos a sus ruegos/protestas
    Example sentences
    • As I said last weekend, it's easy to become deaf to the sirens in Hackney.
    • It may be that I've been deaf to the roar of protest that has met this authoritarian and intrusive measure.
    • You appear to excel at giving orders but are deaf to the needs of your employees.

plural noun/nombre plural

  • the deaf las personas con sordera, los sordos [often offensive/puede resultar ofensivo] the deaf and dumb los sordomudos [often offensive/puede resultar ofensivo]

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