how to pronounce left


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left is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of left in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… up to the damage and left a note on his …”

meanings of left


  1. A wave breaking from left to right (viewed from the shore).
  2. The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group.
  3. The left hand or fist.
  4. The left side or direction.
  5. A punch delivered with the left fist.


  1. On the left side.
  2. Towards the left side.
  3. Towards the political left.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of leave (“depart, separate from; (cause or allow to) remain").
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of leave (“permit").
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of leave (“have a remnant").


  1. Pertaining to the political left.
  2. Designating the side of the body toward the west when one is facing north; the opposite of right;.

left frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word left occurs in english on average 470.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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