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deaf adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unable to hear)sordo agg
 Jonny's parents are deaf, so he is fluent in sign language.
 I genitori di Jonny sono sordi quindi lui sa bene il linguaggio dei segni.
the deaf nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (hearing-impaired people)sordi nmpl
  (formale)non udenti nmpl
 Barbara's own deafness was an asset in her work as teacher of the deaf.
 La sua sordità la aiutava nel lavoro di insegnamento ai non udenti.
deaf to [sth] adj + prep figurative (unwilling to listen) (figurato)sordo a qlcs agg
 Edward was deaf to his daughter's pleas and sent her away to boarding school.
 Rimase sordo agli scongiuri della figlia e la mandò in un collegio.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
deaf and dumb,
deaf-dumb
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
archaic (unable to hear, speak)sordomuto agg
deaf to sthg insensibile a agg
deaf to sthg sordo a agg
deaf-and-dumb sordomuto nm
deaf-dumb sordomuto nm
deaf-mute nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. dated, potentially offensive ([sb] unable to hear, speak)sordomuto nm
deaf-mute adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." dated, potentially offensive (unable to hear or speak)sordomuto agg
fall on deaf ears v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be ignored) (figurato: essere ignorato)cadere nel vuoto vi
the deaf i non udenti nm
tone-deaf colui che non ha orecchio musicale
turn a deaf ear v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (pretend not to hear)non ascoltare, non dare ascolto vtr
  far finta di non sentire vtr
 He needs to believe in himself and turn a deaf ear to his critics. He needs to believe in himself and turn a deaf ear to his critics.
 Ha bisogno di credere in se stesso e non dare ascolto alle sue critiche.
turn a deaf ear v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."non ascoltare, non dare ascolto vtr
  far finta di non sentire vtr
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