There are 4 translations of short in Spanish:

short1

Pronunciation: /ʃɔːrt; ʃɔːt/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 (of length, height, distance) [hair/skirt/grass] corto; [person] bajo that dress is too short for her ese vestido le queda demasiado corto he's shorter than her él es más bajo que ella what's the shortest route to town? ¿cúal es el camino más corto a la ciudad? you were still in short pants o (BrE) trousers aún llevabas pantalones cortos or andabas de pantalón corto they only live a short way off o away viven muy cerca we've only got a short way to go ya nos falta poco (para llegar) to get sb by the short hairs o (BrE also) by the short and curlies [colloquial/familiar] pillar or agarrar or pescar* a algn [familiar/colloquial] to have sb by the short hairs o (BrE also) by the short and curlies [colloquial/familiar] tener* agarrado a algn [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 2.1 (brief) [visit/vacation/trip] corto the days are getting shorter los días van acortándose they're striking for shorter hours están de huelga porque quieren una reducción de la jornada laboral a short time ago hace poco (tiempo) a short while ago hace poco rato, hace un ratito [familiar/colloquial] we've only lived here for a short time o while hace poco (tiempo) que vivimos aquí in just a few short years en pocos años to have a short memory tener* mala memoria the short answer to that is no en una palabra: no Liz is short for Elizabeth Liz es el diminutivo de Elizabeth we call him Rob for short lo llamamos Rob para abreviar I'll keep this short and to the point iré al grano short and sweet [set phrase] her visit was short and sweet su visita fue corta: lo bueno si breve dos veces bueno … 2.2 [Ling] [vowel/syllable] breve 2.3in short (briefly) (as linker) en resumen, resumiendo
  • 3 (brusque, impatient) [manner] brusco, cortante he was very short with me estuvo muy brusco or cortante conmigo she has a very short temper tiene muy mal genio
  • 4 (inadequate, deficient) escaso the troops were on short rations las raciones de las tropas eran escasas to be in short supply escasear he was fined for giving short weight lo multaron por no dar el peso exacto time is getting short queda poco tiempo, se está acabando el tiempo I'm a bit short just now ando algo corto or escaso or apurado de dinero en este momento we're/they're still six people short o (AmE also) short six people todavía nos/les faltan seis personas the throw was short by several meters el tiro se quedó corto varios metros(to be) short of sth/sb we're very short of time estamos muy cortos or escasos de tiempo, tenemos muy poco tiempo they were short of staff no tenían suficiente personal do you get short of breath? ¿se queda sin aliento? five miles short of our destination a cinco millas de nuestro destino we're still a long way short of our target estamos todavía muy lejos de nuestro objetivo he's just short of six feet tall mide poco menos de seis pies it would be nothing short of a miracle sería un verdadero or un auténtico milagro nothing short of a miracle can save us now solo un milagro nos puede salvar it would be nothing short of disastrous no sería ni más ni menos que un desastre nothing short of a full apology will satisfy him solo con una disculpa como Dios manda se quedará satisfecho short of asking him outright, I don't know how you can find out salvo que or a menos que le preguntes directamente, no sé cómo podrás averiguarloto be short on sth [colloquial/familiar] he's a bit short on brains es algo corto (de entendederas) [familiar/colloquial] they're not short on enthusiasm no les falta entusiasmo
  • 5 [Culin] [pastry] que se deshace fácilmente (por contener mucha mantequilla o grasa)

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There are 4 translations of short in Spanish:

short2

adv

  • 1 (suddenly, abruptly) he cut me short me interrumpió, no me dejó terminar he cut short his vacation interrumpió sus vacaciones he stopped short when he saw me se paró en seco cuando me vio the train stopped just short of the obstruction el tren se paró justo antes del obstáculo they stopped short of firing him les faltó poco para echarlo he was brought up short by what she said lo que ella dijo lo dejó helado to be caught short we were caught short by an unexpected influx of visitors la inesperada llegada de turistas nos pilló or (esp Esp) nos cogió desprevenidos to be caught o (BrE also) taken short (need toilet) [colloquial/familiar] I was caught short at the station me entraron unas ganas terribles de ir al baño or al servicio en la estación
  • 2 (below target, requirement) to fall short [shell/arrow] quedarse corto where they fall short is … en lo que fallan es …to fall short of sth we fell short of our target no alcanzamos nuestro objetivo their quality falls short of our requirements la calidad de sus productos está por debajo de nuestras exigencias or no está a la altura de lo que exigimosto fall … short of sth the arrow fell several meters short of its target la flecha cayó a varios metros del blanco his performance fell well short of our expectations su actuación estuvo muy por debajo de lo que esperábamosto go short (of sth) we never went short of food nunca nos faltó la comida her parents never let her go short (of money) sus padres no permiten que le falte nada/que le falte dinero I went short of many things to pay that bill tuve que privarme de muchas cosas para pagar esa cuenta my patience is running short se me está acabando or agotando la paciencia we're running short of coffee se nos está acabando el café, nos estamos quedando sin café sell1 1 1 1

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 4 translations of short in Spanish:

short3

n

  • 3 (drink) (BrE) copa de bebida alcohólica de las que se sirven en pequeñas cantidades, como el whisky o el coñac

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Word of the day órbita
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orbit …
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 4 translations of short in Spanish:

short4

vi

  • [Elec] hacer* un cortocircuito

vt

  • provocar* un cortocircuito en

Phrasal verbs

short out

(AmE) [Elec]
v + adv [fuse] fundirse; [iron/hairdryer] hacer* (un) cortocircuito 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [fuse] fundir

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Word of the day órbita
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.