Translation of correct in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kəˈrekt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (put right) [mistake/defect] corregir*; [exam/proofs] corregir*; [person] corregir* to correct sb's eyesight/posture corregirle* la vista/postura a algn bad habits are difficult to correct es muy difícil corregir las malas costumbres correct me if I'm wrong, but … perdón, pero yo creo que … I stand corrected [formal or hum] reconozco mi error
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    • However, only one of the faults was corrected, it emerged yesterday.
    • Residents of neighbouring Brandon Grove are without electricity for two hours tonight while the fault is corrected.
    • How it has taken almost a month to correct whatever fault that has rendered the traffic lights at this dangerous junction inoperable is beyond me.
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    • The proofreader then corrects the text and the editor looks through it again and makes the final changes.
    • We are grateful to J. Eckart for correcting the English text.
    • Though Ernst says he repeatedly offered to correct the text free of charge, his overtures were rejected.
    1.2 (punish) [dated/anticuado] [euphemistic/eufemístico] [child] corregir*; [criminal] castigar*
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    • I stand corrected by Justin, Arbiter of Absolute Truth in Minor Jokes.
    • Howard sips claret from a picnic hamper as he corrects other people's mistakes.
    • But I call upon any antepost dog experts in the audience to correct me if I'm mistaken.


  • 1.1 (true, right) [answer/time/figures] correcto you're quite correct está usted en lo cierto would I be correct in thinking/saying that … ? ¿estaría en lo cierto si pensara/dijera que … ? are you Mr Clive Davis? —that's correct ¿es usted el señor Clive Davis? —el mismo 1.2 (proper) [manners/dress/language] correcto he's always very correct siempre es correctísimo or muy correcto

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.