Translation of deaf in Spanish:

deaf

sordo, adj.

Pronunciation /dɛf//dɛf/

adjective

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    sordo
    to be deaf in one ear (permanently) ser sordo de un oído
    • to go deaf quedarse sordo
    • he's deaf and dumb es sordomudo
    • He is profoundly deaf and uses hearing aids until he can have a cochlea implant later this year.
    • I turned the volume down some so I wouldn't go completely deaf.
    • He discovered the blast had made him quite deaf, and it was many days before his hearing was restored.
    • Severely deaf children cannot hear their own voices.
    • He was left deaf in his left ear with limited hearing in his right ear.
    • He was not taught to sign at his school for the deaf and was instead taught to adapt to the hearing world by lip reading.
    • In the meantime I continue to consider training as a teacher of the deaf, though without any actual action on my part.
    • Ashton became deaf at the age of just 18 months after suffering a bout of pneumonia.
    • Education Bradford is proposing to teach more deaf children in the district's mainstream schools.
    • If you're talking to a deaf person and a hearing person, don't just focus on the hearing person.
    • Budgie is a hearing dog for the deaf and was brought in for assembly by his owner Tracy Lewis, who lives in the town.
    • The use of sign language by both the deaf and hearing communities is noteworthy as well.
    • The father of two has lived in the country for the past 29 years after moving there to set up a charity working with the deaf.
    • Several other schools for the deaf from different districts supported the effort.
    • Thorn Park School is a day special school for deaf and partially hearing children from two to sixteen years of age.
    • He has been in India ever since, setting up his own centre for the deaf at Nambikkai, on the country's southern tip.
    • Forty-four of the children have hearing problems or are deaf, and the rest are orphans.
    • The first couple he tried were both profoundly deaf, and he didn't get much reaction beyond a bewildered smile.
    • Matthew led a sponsored cycle ride to help to buy a hearing dog for a profoundly deaf teacher at the college.
    • Amazingly, an appeal judge and the Supreme Court judge ruled that he was not deaf, but merely hard of hearing.
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    (unwilling to hear)
    to be deaf to sth hacer oídos sordos a algo
    • he was deaf to her pleas/protests hizo oídos sordos a sus ruegos/protestas
    • Such was the constant buzzing around our ears that at first we were deaf to the sound of inbound propellers.
    • All these people are completely deaf to the pleas of business.
    • Will it also turn deaf to their pleas and allow the demolition of the secular order?
    • He is not for turning; he is deaf to reason.
    • Fear and horror became a routine in Kemet while Akhenaten was blind and deaf to the cries of his people.
    • I know there are none so deaf as those who do not want to hear, and that applies to the Leader of the Opposition.
    • You appear to excel at giving orders but are deaf to the needs of your employees.
    • At this stage he's practically deaf to the cursing that fills the dressing room.
    • As I said last weekend, it's easy to become deaf to the sirens in Hackney.
    • Downing Street seems determined to remain deaf to all these voices of reason.
    • Rule of mob is deaf to the voices of reason, and hence the rule of mob must be stopped at all costs.
    • But the father, deaf to his cries, slays him in his house and prepares an evil feast.
    • Or do you rationalize your way into making decisions and following paths that keep you deaf to your inner voice?
    • The ski industry is not deaf to criticism that it leaves a heavy footprint on the land.
    • While those in positions to bring about change are deaf to their silent cries, WE can respond.
    • It may be that I've been deaf to the roar of protest that has met this authoritarian and intrusive measure.
    • The soldiers would mumble rude things at us under their breath, so we learned to be deaf to them, or pretend to be.
    • While the people have never been louder, the leaders have never been more deaf.
    • Why don't they take these blind, deaf and dumb politicians of their community to task?
    • I winced in pain, so distracted by his intensity that I was deaf to the clunking of boots on the concrete floor.

plural noun

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    the deaf los sordos offensive
    • the deaf and dumb los sordomudos