Quick answer
"Left" is a noun which is often translated as "la izquierda", and "on the right" is a phrase which is often translated as "a la derecha". Learn more about the difference between "left" and "on the right" below.
left(
lehft
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (direction)
a. la izquierda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You will see the school on the left.Verás la escuela a la izquierda.
2. (politics)
a. la izquierda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have always said that that reporter's views are far to the left.Siempre he dicho que las opiniones de ese periodista son muy de la izquierda.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (left-hand)
a. izquierdo
She broke her left arm playing basketball.Se rompió el brazo izquierdo jugando baloncesto.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (toward the opposite of right)
a. a la izquierda
Turn left at the traffic light.Gira a la izquierda en el semáforo.
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on the right(
an
 
thuh
 
rayt
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. a la derecha
Keep going straight for about three blocks, and you will see the church on the right.Sigue derecho por unas tres cuadras, y verás la iglesia a la derecha.
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