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"On the left" is a phrase which is often translated as "a la izquierda", and "to the left" is an adverb which is also often translated as "a la izquierda". Learn more about the difference between "on the left" and "to the left" below.
on the left(
an
 
thuh
 
lehft
)
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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to the left(
tu
 
thuh
 
lehft
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (indicating location)
a. a la izquierda
Her husband is the one sitting to the left of the mayor.Su marido es el que está sentando a la izquierda del alcalde.
b. a mano izquierda
The hotel is immediately to the left as you leave the station.El hotel está a mano izquierda tan pronto sales de la estación.
2. (indicating direction)
a. hacia la izquierda
Move a little to the left so I can see.Muévete un poco hacia la izquierda para que yo pueda ver.
b. a la izquierda
Turn to the left at the traffic lights.Gira a la izquierda al llegar al semáforo.
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