In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(left side)izquierda feminineon the left — a la izquierda
- it's the one on the left — es el/la de la izquierda
- to drive on the left — manejar por la izquierda
- keep (to the) left — mantenga su izquierda
- on / to the left of the president — a la izquierda del presidente
- on / to my/your left — a mi/tu izquierda
- from left to right — de izquierda a derecha
- Swing left here and follow the path under pylons with the wall on the left.
- She looks at him, shakes her head, and moves slightly to the left so she's standing in front of the other bank of tills.
- A truck passed them on the left going the opposite direction, with Jared at the wheel.
- There were only a few seats left, and one of them was the place directly to the left of him.
- He was sitting on my left while Tyson sat on my right holding a bag of ice on his black eye.
- Cross over to the left hand side and the canal can be reached on the left via a series of wooden steps.
- To the left of this is Israel and the West Bank; to the right is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- Because far more people look at departure boards than arrival boards, it is normal to put departures on the left.
- There was another subdivision on her right side, and a good sized church on her left.
- To my left were a weight bench and a long horizontal bar that was built into the wall.
- And it must have been coincidence that I happened to be walking on the left when he'd passed.
- There is a small bar area to the left as you walk inside and then the main dining room to the right.
- Follow the path over a ladder stile that leads in front of the farmhouse then cross the stile to the left by a gate after the house.
- She turned her eyes directly to the left when she saw a flicker of light from the barn.
- That's the museum building on the left and the reading room on the right.
- They were in a small room with a table to the right side, and a small window to the left.
- They claim she began to lose weight and leaned badly to the left when sitting in a chair.
- He was now lying to the side, but he had one arm to my left, and the other to my right.
- This climbs gradually on to the high plateau north of Bynack Mor and swings gently to the left of the mountain.
- Our road took us along this western side with the sandy belt on our left.
1.2(left turn)take the next left — coja la próxima a la izquierda Spain
- to make / take a left — girar / torcer / doblar a la izquierda
1.3(in boxing)feminine izquierdamasculine golpe de izquierdamasculine izquierdazo
2Politicsthe left — la izquierda
- That a common approach on all the central questions was agreed is significant for the Left in Europe.
- The book is littered with one-liners and anecdotes that will be familiar to activists on the Left.
- The cover, then as now, was a moral imperialist fantasy that appealed to parts of the Left.
- One is never enough because the Left is going to distort the facts just as much as the Right.
- It is of course the Right who regard the Left as little more than empty slogans and iconography.
- This would be the time for the Left to unite and lay the basis for the party that Argentinian workers need.
- We have built a great movement, whose social weight resonates well beyond the borders of the Left.
- The Left's place, in this conception, is clearly on the side of the victims of the imperial power.
- The parties of the Left and of the Right are in conflict because they both aim at supreme power.
- The radical Left will need better representation than Ralph Nader at the next election.
- The national question is not a problem for the Left; it is a problem for the British ruling class.
- A key element in this process will be the capacity of the Argentinian Left to overcome its divisions.
- Radical feminism emerged from the Left and brought left-wing values of equality to women.
- From this point of view the change in the vote for the radical Left is extremely significant.
- That experience in Scotland has directly led to the rebuilding of the Left in England.
- Serge clearly still saw himself as an active member of the anti-Stalinist Left.
- In the broader picture, does this contention imply that America needs a credible party of the Left?
- Critics of America are not, in any case, drawn exclusively from the pacifist Left.
- The Left has much in common with the radicals in the Green movement and wants to work with them.
- It is against this background that a recomposition and realignment of the Left is taking place.
1(ear/side/shoe) izquierdotake the next left turn — coja la próxima calle (/ el próximo desvío etc. ) a la izquierda Spain
2Politicsizquierdistade izquierdade izquierdas Spain
1(turn/look) a la izquierda(look/turn) hacia la izquierdaleft, right! left, right! — ¡izquierda, derecha! ¡izquierda, derecha!
- left and right /left, right and centre
- he was hitting out left and right — repartía golpes a diestra y siniestra
- she spends money left and right — gasta dinero a manos llenas
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