There are 2 main translations of corto in English:

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corto 1

also: feminine: corta


  • 2 (escaso, insuficiente) See examples: tiene hijos de corta edad
    she has very young children
    una ración muy corta
    a very small portion
    corto de algoun 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
    (inglés británico)
    ando muy corto de tiempo
    I'm really pressed o (inglés británico) 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
Example sentences
  • De chef a cosmetólogo el paso es muy corto.
  • Es como quitarle los lentes a un corto de vista.
  • La autoridad edil lució una camisa manga corta y corbata.

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There are 2 main translations of corto in English:

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corto 2

sustantivo masculino

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