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"On the left" is a phrase which is often translated as "a la izquierda", and "on the left side" is a phrase which is often translated as "en el lado izquierdo". Learn more about the difference between "on the left" and "on the left side" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. a la izquierda
Do you want to see a picture of my parents? That's my mommy, and on the left is my daddy.¿Quieres ver una foto de mis papás? Ella es mi mamá, y a la izquierda está mi papá.
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on the left side
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en el lado izquierdo
You have a smear of mustard on the left side of your face.Tienes un poco de mostaza en el lado izquierdo de tu cara.
b. al lado izquierdo
Place the flowers on the left side of the bottle on the dressing table.Coloque las flores al lado izquierdo del frasco en el tocador.
c. por el lado izquierdo
Stay on the left side of the trail, please.Manténgase por el lado izquierdo del camino, por favor.
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