Quick answer
"Left" is a noun which is often translated as "la izquierda", and "be left" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ser abandonado". Learn more about the difference between "left" and "be left" below.
left(
lehft
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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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be left
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be abandoned)
a. ser abandonado
Poor Oscar was left by his wife.El pobre Óscar fue abandonado por su esposa.
2. (to be left in a situation or state)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was left homeless after the fire.Me quedé sin hogar después del incendio.
John was left stunned by the news.La noticia dejó atónito a John.
3. (to exist)
a. quedar
There are very few churches left from that time.Quedan muy pocas iglesias de esa época.
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