- 1 1.1 (left side) on the lefta la izquierdait's the one on the leftes el/la de la izquierdato drive on the leftmanejar por la izquierdaconducir por la izquierda (esp Spain)keep (to the) leftmantenga su izquierdaon or to the left of the presidenta la izquierda del presidenteon or to my/your lefta mi/tu izquierdafrom left to rightde izquierda a derechaExample sentences1.2 (left turn) take the next left
tome la próxima a la izquierdacoja la próxima a la izquierda (esp Spain)to make or (British) take a leftgirar or torcer or doblar a la izquierda1.3 (in boxing)(hand) izquierda (feminine)(blow) golpe (masculine) de izquierda
- 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.
- 2 (Politics)the leftExample 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)(side/ear/shoe)take the next left turn
izquierdotome la próxima calle ( or el próximo desvío etc. ) a la izquierdacoja 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)left, right! left, right! (Military)
a or hacia la izquierda¡izquierda, derecha! ¡izquierda, derecha!left and right or (British) left, right and centre [colloquial]he was hitting out left and rightrepartía golpes a diestra y siniestra [colloquial]repartía golpes a diestro y siniestro (Spain) [colloquial]she spends money left and rightgasta dinero a manos llenasgasta 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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