esquerda

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish *skarda (notch, nick). Cognate with English shard, French écharde.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

esquerda f (plural esquerdes)

  1. crack (thin jagged space in a solid object)
  2. shard, fragment
    Synonym: esquerdill

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GalicianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

esquerda f sg

  1. feminine singular of esquerdo
    Synonyms: seistra, saestra

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Basque ezkerra, compare ezker (left). Mostly displaced native sestra, from Latin sinistra.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: es‧quer‧da

NounEdit

esquerda f (plural esquerdas)

  1. the left side, part, half or direction
    Cuidado, tem um bicho à sua esquerda!
    Watch out, there’s a creature to your left!
    A minhã mãe está na esquerda da foto.
    My mother is on the left side of the picture.
    Pega a esquerda que você chega mais rápido.
    Take the left and you’ll get there faster.
    Antonym: direita
    1. the left hand or leg
      Por que você segura o lápis com a esquerda?
      Why do you hold the pencil on your left hand?
      Synonyms: canhota, sestra
      Antonym: direita
    2. (martial arts, by extension) left (punch with the left fist)
    3. (theater) the left side of the stage from the audience’s perspective
  2. (politics) the left; the left wing
    A esquerda quer vencer a eleição, mas os partidos não chegam a um acordo.
    The left wants to win the election, but the parties can’t reach an agreement.
    Coordinate terms: direita, centro

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DescendantsEdit

  • Guinea-Bissau Creole: skerda
  • Kabuverdianu: skérda

NounEdit

esquerda m or f (plural esquerdas)

  1. (Brazil, informal) leftist (a person who follows or sympathizes with left-wing politics or the Brazilian left)

AdjectiveEdit

esquerda

  1. feminine singular of esquerdo
  2. (Brazil, informal) leftist (who follows or sympathizes with left-wing politics or the Brazilian left)

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