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sordo, -a
adjective
1. deaf (que no oye)
  • permanecer sordo, -a a o ante algo (figurative) to be deaf to something
  • estar más sordo, -a que una tapia to be stone deaf
2. quiet, muffled (pasos)
3. dull (ruido, dolor)
4. voiceless, unvoiced (grammar)
masculine or feminine noun
5. deaf person (persona)
  • los sordos the deaf
  • hacerse el sordo, -a to turn a deaf ear
sordoa sorda
adjective
1 [+persona] deaf
quedarse sordo to go deaf
mostrarse sordo a permanecer sordo a to be deaf to
se mostró sordo a sus súplicas he was deaf to her entreaties; her entreaties fell on deaf ears
a la sorda
a sordas
on the quiet; surreptitiously
sordo como una tapia as deaf as a post
2 (insonoro) [+ruido] dull; muffled; [+dolor] dull; [+emoción, ira] suppressed
3 (Lingüística) voiceless
deaf person
hacerse el sordo to pretend not to hear; turn a deaf ear
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