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American English: /lɛft/
British English: /lɛft/
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  • 1 1.1 (left side) on the left
    a la izquierda
    it's the one on the left
    es el/la de la izquierda
    to drive on the left
    manejar por la izquierda
    conducir por la izquierda (esp Spain)
    keep (to the) left
    mantenga su izquierda
    on or to the left of the president
    a la izquierda del presidente
    on or to my/your left
    a mi/tu izquierda
    from left to right
    de izquierda a derecha
    Example sentences
    • She turned her eyes directly to the left when she saw a flicker of light from the barn.
    • There were only a few seats left, and one of them was the place directly to the left of him.
    • There is a small bar area to the left as you walk inside and then the main dining room to the right.
    1.2 (left turn) take the next left
    tome la próxima a la izquierda
    coja la próxima a la izquierda (esp Spain)
    to make or (British) take a left
    girar or torcer or doblar a la izquierda
    1.3 (in boxing)
    (blow) golpe (masculine) de izquierda
    izquierdazo (masculine)
  • 2 (Politics)the left
    Example sentences
    • One is never enough because the Left is going to distort the facts just as much as the Right.
    • The parties of the Left and of the Right are in conflict because they both aim at supreme power.
    • The Left has much in common with the radicals in the Green movement and wants to work with them.


  • 1 (before noun)
    take the next left turn
    tome la próxima calle ( or el próximo desvío etc. ) a la izquierda
    coja la próxima calle ( or el próximo desvío etc. ) a la izquierda (esp Spain)
    Example sentences
    • The patient was a sturdy young man with an abscess on the outer side of his left thigh.
    • He fell off of me, and as he got up I punched him square on the side of his left eye.
    • Take your right leg, bend it and pull the knee over towards the floor next to your left side.
  • 2 (Politics)
    de izquierda
    de izquierdas (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • The Green Party leadership appear to believe that the left vote is theirs by right.
    • The crowd was solidly left and markedly anarchist and Marxist for the most part it seems.
    • The Respect coalition has shown people are willing to vote for a left alternative.


  • (turn/look)
    a or hacia la izquierda
    left, right! left, right! (Military)
    ¡izquierda, derecha! ¡izquierda, derecha!
    left and right or (British) left, right and centre [colloquial]he was hitting out left and right
    repartía golpes a diestra y siniestra [colloquial]
    repartía golpes a diestro y siniestro (Spain) [colloquial]
    she spends money left and right
    gasta dinero a manos llenas
    gasta dinero a troche y moche [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Leave the ticket office and pass in front of the main house, turning left at the far side.
    • Follow the lane and at the next road junction bear left to another junction of lanes.
    • Silverdale train station can be reached by going left at this road junction.
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