There are 2 translations of corto in English:

corto1

(-ta)

adj

  • 2 (escaso, insuficiente) tiene hijos de corta edad she has very young children una ración muy corta a very small portioncorto de algo un café con leche corto de café a weak white coffee, a milky coffee para mí, un gin-tonic cortito de ginebra I'll have a gin and tonic, but not too much gin ando corto de dinero I'm a bit short of money es muy corto de ambiciones he lacks ambition corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted (BrE) ando muy corto de tiempo I'm really pressed o (BrE) pushed for time, I'm very short of time quedarse corto, deben haber gastado más de un millón y seguro que me quedo corto they must have spent at least a million, in fact it could well have been more lo llamé de todo y aun así me quedé corto I called him all the names under the sun and I still felt I hadn't said enough o and I still didn't feel I'd said enough nos quedamos cortos con el pan we didn't buy enough bread el pase se quedó corto the pass fell short

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Word of the day caudillo
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leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of corto in English:

corto2

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.