sordo

sordo(
sohr
-
doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (unable to hear)
a. deaf
Louis aprendió el lenguaje de señas porque es sordo.Louis learned sign language because he is deaf.
b. hearing-impaired
Hay una nueva exposición para niños sordos en el museo.There is a new exhibition for hearing-impaired children at the museum.
2. (muted)
a. muffled
La segunda flecha impactó con un ruido sordo cerca de la primera.The second arrow struck with a muffled noise close to the first.
b. dull
Me despertó de nuevo el sordo rugido de las máquinas quitanieves.I was awakened again by the dull roar of the snowplows.
3. (not sharp)
a. dull
Intentar estudiar con un dolor sordo es insoportable.Trying to study with a dull pain is unbearable.
4. (linguistics)
a. voiceless
Las cuerdas vocales no vibran al pronunciar un sonido sordo.Your vocal cords do not vibrate when you utter a voiceless sound.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
5. (person)
a. deaf person
Vimos un sordo cantando con las manos.We saw a deaf person singing with his hands.
b. deaf (collectively)
Hay una universidad para los sordos en Washington, D.C.There is a university for the deaf in Washington, D.C.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
Unlock More Translations for Free
Learn more with unlimited dictionary access. Sign up for free today.
sordo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (que no oye)
a. deaf
2. (fig)
a.
permanecer sordo a o ante algoto be deaf to something
estar más sordo que una tapiato be stone deaf
3. (pasos)
a. quiet, muffled
4. (ruido, dolor)
a. dull
5. (grammar)
a. voiceless, unvoiced
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
6. (persona)
a. deaf person
los sordosthe deaf
hacerse el sordoto turn a deaf ear
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
sordoa sorda
adjective
1 [+persona] deaf
quedarse sordo to go deaf
mostrarse sordo a permanecer sordo a to be deaf to
se mostró sordo a sus súplicas he was deaf to her entreaties; her entreaties fell on deaf ears
a la sorda
a sordas
on the quiet; surreptitiously
sordo como una tapia as deaf as a post
2 (insonoro) [+ruido] dull; muffled; [+dolor] dull; [+emoción, ira] suppressed
3 (Lingüística) voiceless
deaf person
hacerse el sordo to pretend not to hear; turn a deaf ear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Examples
Phrases
Machine Translators
Translate sordo using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS