el tuerto, la tuerta(
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 with only one eye)
a. one-eyed person
Un tuerto puede llevar una vida perfectamente normal.A one-eyed person can have a perfectly normal life.
2. (person who can see with only one eye)
a. person who is blind in one eye
Varios tuertos se acercaron al santo y le rogaron que los curase.Several people who were blind in one eye approached the saint and begged for healing.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (with only one eye)
a. one-eyed
Un pirata tuerto con un parche en el ojo blandía su espada en la cubierta del barco.A one-eyed pirate wearing a patch brandished his sword on the ship's desk.
4. (able to see with only one eye)
a. blind in one eye
Era tuerta pero se operó para recuperar la visión del ojo.She was blind in one eye but then had an operation to regain the sight of it.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin un ojo)
a. one-eyed
2. (ciego de un ojo)
a. blind in one eye
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (sin un ojo)
a. one-eyed person
4. (ciego de un ojo)
a. person who is blind in one eye
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tuertoa tuerta
1 (con un ojo) one-eyed; (ciego en un ojo) blind in one eye
2 (torcido) twisted; bent; crooked
a tuertas (invertido) upside-down; (al revés) back to front
a tuertas o a derechas (con razón o sin ella) rightly or wrongly; (sea como sea) by hook or by crook; (sin pensar) thoughtlessly; hastily
(persona) (con un ojo) one-eyed person; (ciego en un ojo) person who is blind in one eye;
(injusticia) wrong; injustice
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