zurdo

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el zurdo, la zurda(
soor
-
doh
)
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 a dominant left hand)
a. left-handed person
¿Crees que sea cierto que los zurdos son mejores deportistas que los diestros? - Bueno, siempre te gano cuando jugamos tenis, así que sí.Do you think it's true that left-handed people are better at sports than right-handed people? - Well, I always beat you when we play tennis, so yes.
Mi hermano es un zurdo pero escribe con las dos manos.My brother is a left-handed person, but he writes with both hands.
b. lefty
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ve como esa zurda toca el violín.Look how that lefty plays the violin.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (having a dominant left hand)
a. left-handed
Mi padre es zurdo y tiene una letra preciosa.My father is left-handed and has beautiful handwriting.
b. lefty
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(noun)
El profesor sabe que Pedro es zurdo y no puede escribir con la derecha.The teacher knows Pedro is a lefty and can't write with his right hand.
3. (side)
a. left
El paciente presenta dolor en la pierna zurda.The patient is exhibiting pain in the left leg.
4. (sports)
a. left-footed (soccer)
Muchos de los mejores futbolistas de la historia son zurdos.Many of the best football players in history are left-footed.
b. southpaw (boxing)
El boxeador zurdo Mayweather ganó el combate del siglo.The southpaw boxer Mayweather won the fight of the century.
c. left-handed
El tenista zurdo le rompió el servicio a Nadal.The left-handed player broke Nadal's service.
5.
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)
(politics) (Southern Cone)
a. leftist
Mi madre es zurda y nunca votará a la derecha.My mother is a leftist and will never vote for the right.
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zurdo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (mano, pierna)
a. left
2. (persona)
a. left-handed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (persona)
a. left-handed person
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zurdoa zurda
adjective
[+mano] left; [+persona] left-handed
a zurdas with the left hand; the wrong way; clumsily
no es zurdo he's no fool
ser zurdo a algo
1 (persona) (gen) left-handed person; (Tenis) left-hander;
2 (S. Cone) (Política) lefty (familiar); left-winger
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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