blind
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blind(
blaynd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sightless)
a. ciego
He was born blind and attends a special school to learn Braille.Es ciego de nacimiento y va a una escuela especial para aprender braille.
2. (irrational)
a. ciego
How can you be that blind and not see that she doesn't love you?¿Cómo puedes estar tan ciego y no ver que ella no te quiere?
3. (without openings)
a. ciego
My office has three blind walls, and the only opening is a door to the hallway.Mi oficina tiene tres paredes ciegas y solo comunica con el exterior por una puerta que se abre al pasillo.
4. (without an exit)
a. sin salida
It was a blind street, so I had to back up.Era una calle sin salida, así que tuve que dar marcha atrás.
5. (aviation)
a. con instrumentos
Due to the low visibility condition in the airport, the pilot made a blind landing.Debido a la baja visibilidad en el aeropuerto, el piloto realizó un aterrizaje con instrumentos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (persons)
a. los ciegos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, las ciegas
(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).
The blind can't see, but they have their other senses enhanced.Los ciegos no pueden ver, pero tienen sus otros sentidos más desarrollados.
7. (window covering)
a. la persiana
(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).
Open the blind to let the light in.Abre la persiana para dejar que entre la luz.
8. (pretense)
a. el subterfugio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The scandal was only a blind to hide the truth from the people.El escándalo fue solo un subterfugio para ocultar la verdad al pueblo.
b. la pantalla
(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 wouldn't be surprised to find out that the investigation is a blind to cover another crime.No me sorprendería descubrir que la investigación es una pantalla para encubrir otro crimen.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
9. (used as an intensifier)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He was blind stoned when the police caught him swimming naked in a fountain.Iba colocadísimo cuando la policía lo pilló bañándose desnudo en una fuente.
The witness insisted blind that he was with the defendant in a restaurant when the murder was committed.El testigo insistía e insistía en que estaba con el acusado en un restaurante cuando se cometió el asesinato.
10. (culinary)
a. en blanco
Place the pastry covered with beans on the tray and bake blind for 20 minutes.Pon la masa cubierta con alubias en la bandeja y hornea en blanco durante 20 minutos.
b. sin relleno
To make a crispy crust, bake the dough blind before adding the filling.Para conseguir una corteza crujiente, hornea la masa antes de añadirle el relleno.
11. (aviation)
a. con instrumentos
If there is so much fog in the airport, I will have to land blind.Si hay tanta niebla en el aeropuerto, tendré que aterrizar con instrumentos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to render sightless)
a. dejar ciego
The glaucoma blinded him, and now he's learning to walk with a cane.El glaucoma lo dejó ciego y ahora está aprendiendo a caminar con un bastón.
13. (to dazzle)
a. cegar
When his mother opened the curtains, the sun blinded him momentarily.Cuando su madre abrió las cortinas, el sol lo cegó momentáneamente.
b. deslumbrar
The accident occurred because the truck lights blinded the driver of the car.El accidente se produjo porque las luces del camión deslumbraron al conductor del coche.
14. (to deprive of understanding or judgment)
a. cegar
He was so blinded by love that he refused to believe that she was cheating on him.Estaba tan cegado por el amor que se resistía a creer que ella le estuviera engañando.
b. impedir ver
Ignorance can blind people to reality.La ignorancia puede impedir a la gente ver la realidad.
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blind
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la persiana
(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).
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blind [blaɪnd]
adjective
1 (sightless) ciego
a blind man un ciego; un hombre ciego
to go blind quedar(se) ciego
blind in one eye tuerto
the accident left him blind el accidente lo dejó ciego
to be blind with tears estar cegado por las lágrimas
(as) blind as a bat más ciego que un topo
to turn a blind eye (to sth) hacer la vista gorda (con algo)
2 (unable to see) ciego
you've got to be blind not to see that it's a trick hay que estar ciego para no darse cuenta de que es un engaño; I was so in love that I was blind estaba tan enamorado que no podía ver claro
to be blind to sth no poder ver algo
he is blind to her true character no puede ver su verdadero carácter; to be blind to sb's faults no ver los defectos de algn; to be blind to the consequences of one's actions no ver las consecuencias de las acciones de uno; I am not blind to those considerations no ignoro esas consideraciones
love is blind el amor es ciego
David's good looks and impeccable manners had always made her blind to his faults he is blind to all dangers
3 (irrational) [+rage, panic, faith] ciego
a blind guess una respuesta al azar
to be blind with rage estar cegado por la ira; estar ciego de ira
4
a blind bit of sth
it won't make a blind bit of difference va a dar exactamente lo mismo; he didn't take a blind bit of notice no hizo ni caso; it isn't a blind bit of use no sirve absolutamente para nada
5 (Aer) [+landing, flying] guiándose solo por los instrumentos
the 146 will be given complete blind landing capability ...the blind flying instruments
6 (without openings) [+building, wall] ciego; [+window] condenado
noun
1
the blind los ciegos
it's a case of the blind leading the blind es como un ciego llevando a otro ciego
2 (shade) persiana (f)
Venetian blind persiana (f) veneciana
3 (pretence) pretexto (m); subterfugio (m)
it's all a blind no es más que un pretexto or subterfugio
adverb
(fly, land) guiándose solo por los instrumentos
to bake pastry blind cocer una masa en blanco or sin relleno
to be blind drunk estar más borracho que una cuba (informal)
he swore blind that ... juró y perjuró que ...
transitive verb
1 (render sightless) dejar ciego; cegar
to be blinded in an accident quedar ciego después de un accidente
2 (dazzle) [+sun, light] deslumbrar; cegar
to blind sb with science deslumbrar a algn con conocimientos
My eyes were momentarily blinded by flash bulbs...
3 cegar
with hate, love
to be blinded by anger/hate estar cegado por la ira/el odio; estar ciego de ira/odio
her love blinded her to his faults su amor no le dejaba ver sus faltas
modifier
blind alley (n) callejón (m) sin salida
blind corner (n) curva (f) sin visibilidad
blind date (n) (meeting) cita (f) a ciegas
to go on a blind date with sb tener una cita a ciegas con algn
blind man's buff (n) gallina (f) ciega
blind spot (n) (Aut) ángulo (m) muerto; (Med) punto (m) ciego
I have a blind spot about computers computers are a blind spot with me los ordenadores no son mi punto fuerte
My convertible has a real blind spot ...a huge dredger with a massive blind spot, preventing its captain seeing other boats
blind test (n) (Marketing) prueba (f) a ciegas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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