Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in the plural noun.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unable to hear)
a. sordo
My best friend at school was deaf and knew how to lip-read.Mi mejor amigo de la escuela era sordo y sabía leer los labios.
2. (unwilling to hear)
a. sordo
My boss was still deaf to my request for a raise.Mi jefe seguía sordo a mi solicitud de un aumento.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (people unable to hear)
a. los sordos
(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).
My sister is learning sign language so she can work as an interpreter for the deaf.Mi hermana está aprendiendo lenguaje de signos para trabajar como intérprete de sordos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. sordo(a)
to be deafser/estar sordo(a)
deaf and dumbsordomudo(a)
to go deafquedarse sordo(a)
to be deaf in one earser sordo(a) de un oído
as deaf as a postsordo(a) como una tapia
to turn a deaf ear to somebodyhacer caso omiso de alguien
the appeal fell on deaf earsla apelación cayó en saco roto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the deaflos sordos
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deaf [def]
deafer (comparative)deafest (superlative)
1 (unable to hear) sordo
deaf in one ear sordo de un oído
to be as deaf as a (door)post estar más sordo que una tapia
2 (unwilling to hear)
deaf to all appeals sordo a todos los ruegos
to turn a deaf ear to sth hacer oídos sordos or no prestar oídos a algo
the plea fell on deaf ears el ruego cayó en saco roto
the deaf (n) los sordos (m)
deaf aid (n) audífono (m); sonotone (m);&trade
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