- 1.1 (en las acciones) clumsy; (al andar) awkward la anciana andaba de manera torpe the old lady moved awkwardly un animal lerdo y torpe a slow, ungainly animal 1.2 (de entendimiento) slow [familiar/colloquial], dim [familiar/colloquial] es torpe para las matemáticas he's very slow o/or dim at math(s) ¡qué torpe soy! I'm so stupid o slow o dim! 1.3 (sin tacto) [persona/comentario] clumsy se disculpó de manera torpe she excused herself clumsily
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.