In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sordoto 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.
2(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.
1the deaf — los sordos offensive
- the deaf and dumb — los sordomudos
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