Translation of "deaf" - English-Spanish dictionary

deaf

adjective uk /def/ us /def/

B1 not able to hear

sordo
Many deaf people use sign language.
He goes to a school for the deaf.
as deaf as a post

completely deaf

más sordo que una tapia
Grandad’s as deaf as a post.

(Translation of “deaf” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

deaf

adjective /def/

unable to hear

sordo
She has been deaf since birth.

(with to) refusing to understand or to listen

sordo
He was deaf to all arguments.
deafness noun

sordera
Her deafness is definitely getting worse.
deafen verb

to make hearing difficult; to have an unpleasant effect on the hearing

ensordecer
I was deafened by the noise of the aircraft overhead.
deafening adjective

very loud

ensordecedor
the deafening roar of the engine.
deaf-mute noun

a person who is deaf and dumb.

sordomudo
fall on deaf ears

(of a warning etc) to be ignored

caer en oídos sordos
I warned him not to criticize her, but my advice clearly fell on deaf ears.
turn a deaf ear to

deliberately to ignore

hacerse el sordo
They turned a deaf ear to my suggestion.

(Translation of “deaf” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)