left-handed

left-handed(
lehft
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hahn
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dihd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not ambidextrous and not right-handed)
a. zurdo
If you're left-handed, you'll love this pen.Si eres zurdo, te encantará este bolígrafo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
In the past, left-handed people were often made to write with their right hand.Antiguamente, a los zurdos se los solía obligar a escribir con la mano derecha.
Learning to sew may be more difficult for left-handed people.Aprender a coser puede resultarle más difícil a un zurdo.
2. (intended for those with a dominant left hand)
a. para zurdos
Do you stock left-handed kitchen scissors?¿Tienen tijeras de cocina para zurdos?
3. (using the left hand)
a. con la mano izquierda
This left-handed serve gives the Catalan player an advantage.Este servicio con la mano izquierda le da una ventaja al tenista catalán.
b. con la izquierda
Sam's left-handed blow to my jaw knocked me out.El golpe que me dio Sam en la mandíbula con la izquierda me dejó K. O.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(questionable)
a. ambiguo
That was a rather left-handed compliment if you don't mind my saying so.Ese fue un cumplido un tanto ambiguo, diría yo.
b. equívoco
Did you hear that? I'd say that was a very left-handed compliment.¿Oíste? Para mí eso es un cumplido bastante equívoco.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
5. (with the left hand)
a. con la mano izquierda
Peggy broke a finger last week and is having to do everything left-handed.La semana pasada, Peggy se rompió un dedo y ahora tiene que hacer todo con la mano izquierda.
b. con la izquierda
Have you ever tried writing left-handed?¿Has probado alguna vez a escribir con la izquierda?
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left-handed
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. zurdo(a)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2. (general)
a. con la izquierda or zurda
left-handed [ˈleftˈhændɪd]
adjective
[+person] zurdo; [+shot, stroke] (realizado) con la (mano) izquierda; [+tool] para zurdos; [+compliment] con doble sentido; ambiguo;
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