Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday February 10, 2013

oído, noun:
hearing; ear

El oído is the basic word for the sense of hearing:

Tiene un oído muy fino.
He has a very keen sense of hearing.

duro de oído
hard of hearing

But it also refers to the internal parts of your physical ear:

tapar los oídos
to cover your ears

Me tapo los oídos un instante, para no escuchar su risa.
I put my hands over my ears for a second, so as not to hear his laughter.

el oído izquierdo/derecho
the left/right ear

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