There are 2 main translations of left in Spanish:

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American English: /lɛft/
British English: /lɛft/

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There are 2 main translations of left in Spanish:

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noun

  • 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 or (especially Spain) conducir por la izquierda
    keep (to the) left
    mantenga su izquierda
    on o to the left of the president
    a la izquierda del presidente
    on o 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) See examples: take the next left
    tome or (especially Spain) coja la próxima a la izquierda
    to make o (British English) take a left
    girar or torcer or doblar a la izquierda
    1.3 (in boxing — hand)
    (— 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.

adjective

  • 1.1 (before noun)
    (side/ear/shoe)
    take the next left turn
    tome or (especially Spain) coja la próxima calle ( or el próximo desvío etc) a la izquierda
    1.2 (Politics)
    de izquierda or (Spain) izquierdas
    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.
    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.

adverb

  • (turn/look)
    a or hacia la izquierda
    left, right! left, right! (Military)
    ¡izquierda, derecha! ¡izquierda, derecha!
    left and right o (British English) left, right and centre [colloquial]he was hitting out left and right
    repartía golpes a diestra y siniestra or (Spain) a diestro y siniestro [colloquial]
    she spends money left and right
    gasta dinero a manos llenas or [colloquial] a troche y moche
    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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