mudo(
moo
-
doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(medicine)
a. speech-impaired
Él está estudiando para trabajar con alumnos mudos.He is training to work with speech-impaired students.
b. mute
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Mi abuelo ha sido mudo desde el derrame cerebral.My grandfather has been mute since the stroke.
c. dumb
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
El hijo de ellos, ¿nació mudo, o fue el resultado de alguna enfermedad?Was their son born dumb, or was it the result of some illness?
2. (quiet)
a. silent
No podemos permanecer mudos ante esta injusticia.We cannot remain silent in the face of this injustice.
3. (not pronounced)
a. silent
La h de "hora" es muda.The h in "hour" is silent.
b. mute
La s de "island" es muda.The s in "island" is mute.
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).
4.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(person who cannot speak)
a. speech-impaired person
Ella trabaja con mudos y sordos.She works with speech-impaired and deaf people.
b. mute
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Algunos mudos se comunican a través del lenguaje de señas.Some mutes communicate via sign language.
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mudo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin habla)
a. dumb
2. (callado)
a. silent, mute
se quedó mudohe was left speechless
3. (sin sonido)
a. silent
cine mudosilent cinema
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. dumb person, mute
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mudo
adjective
1 (Med) dumb; mute (formal)
es mudo de nacimiento he was born dumb o (formal) mute
2 (callado) silent; mute
sufrió con resignación muda he suffered with silent o mute resignation; no podemos permanecer mudos ante lo que está ocurriendo we cannot remain silent in the face of what is happening; ser testigo mudo de algo to stand in mute witness o testimony to sth
El barrio de la Trinidad ha sido desde siempre el testigo mudo de los avatares por los que ha tenido que pasar María,
quedarse mudo (de) to be struck dumb (with); quedarse mudo de asombro to be left speechless; be dumbfounded; se quedó mudo durante tres horas he did not speak for three hours; quedarse mudo de envidia (España) to be green with envy
3 (Lingüística) [+letra] mute; silent; [+consonante] voiceless
4 [+película] silent
5
papel mudo (Teat) walk-on part
6 (And) (Centroamérica) (tonto) foolish; silly
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