diestro
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diestro(
dyehs
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troh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (right-hand)
a. right
Por favor, levante su mano diestra para hacer el juramento.Please raise your right hand to take the oath.
2. (having a dominant right hand)
a. right-handed
Mi hermano es zurdo, pero yo soy diestra.My brother is left-handed, but I'm right-handed.
b. righty
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(noun)
¿Eres diestro o zurdo?Are you a righty or a lefty?
3. (adroit)
a. skillful
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Eduardo es un carpintero muy diestro y competente.Eduardo is a very skillful and competent carpenter.
b. skilful (United Kingdom)
Martha se ha vuelto diestra en el uso de la tecnología.Martha has become skilful in the use of technology.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (bullfighting)
a. matador
El diestro salió al ruedo dispuesto a enfrentarse con el toro.The matador came out to the bullring ready to confront the bull.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5. (person with a dominant right hand)
a. right-handed person
El detective dijo que el sospechoso es un diestro.The detective said the suspect is a right-handed person.
b. right-hander
El lanzador que acaban de contratar es un diestro.The pitcher they just hired is a right-hander.
c. righty
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Quiero todos los diestros de este lado y los zurdos del otro.I want all the righties on this side and the lefties on the other.
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diestro
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mano derecha)
a. right
2. (persona)
a. right-handed
a diestro y siniestroleft, right and center, all over the place
3. (hábil)
a. skillful
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (bullfighting)
a. matador
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diestro
adjective
1 (derecho) right
a diestro y siniestro left, right and centre
repartir golpes a diestro y siniestro to throw out punches left, right and centre
2 (hábil) skilful; skillful; (EEUU) (con las manos) handy
3 (astuto) shrewd; sly
1 (Taur) matador
2 (espadachín) expert swordsman; (en esgrima) expert fencer
3 (correa) bridle
4 (Dep) right-hander
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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