- 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
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.