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American English: /dɛf/
British English: /dɛf/

Translation of deaf in Spanish:


  • 1 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 (puede resultar offensive)
    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.
  • 2 (unwilling to hear)to be deaf to something
    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

  • the deaf
    las personas con sordera
    los sordos (puede resultar offensive)
    the deaf and dumb
    los sordomudos (puede resultar offensive)
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