el tartamudo, la tartamuda(
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (person who stutters)
a. stammerer
Si un tartamudo se siente relajado es posible que su habla mejore levemente.If a stammerer feels at ease their speech may improve slightly.
b. stutterer
Cerca del 80% de los tartamudos se recuperan antes de los 16 años, en gran parte espontáneamente.Around 80% of stutterers regain normal speech before the age of 16, mostly without outside intervention.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (with a speech impediment)
a. stammering
Fue bastante difícil entender su explicación tartamuda.It was quite difficult to understand her stammering explanation.
b. stuttering
Estaba tan nervioso que dio la presentación con voz tartamuda.He was so nervous that he gave the presentation in a stuttering voice.
c. who has a stammer (person)
Tengo dos compañeros tartamudos en mi clase.There are two people in my class who have a stammer.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. stammering, stuttering
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. stammerer, stutterer
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tartamudoa tartamuda
stuttering; stammering
stutterer; stammerer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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