Quick answer
"Cheesy" is an adjective which is often translated as "a queso", and "tacky" is an adjective which is often translated as "pegajoso". Learn more about the difference between "cheesy" and "tacky" below.
cheesy(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (culinary)
a. a queso
You can use nutritional yeast to add a cheesy flavor to vegan dishes.Puedes usar levadura nutricional para añadir un sabor a queso a los platos veganos.
2. (excessively sentimental)
a. cursi
My brother doesn't like romantic comedies because he thinks they're too cheesy.A mi hermano no le gustan las comedias románticas porque le parecen demasiado cursis.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(inauthentic)
a. afectado
Her cheesy grin hid the fact that she was actually upset with us.Su sonrisa afectada ocultaba el hecho de que estaba en realidad molesta con nosotros.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(chintzy)
a. de mala calidad
We should hire a new designer. The special effects look cheesy.Tendríamos que contratar un nuevo diseñador. Los efectos especiales se ven de mala calidad.
b. cutre
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I still can't believe I spent so much money to see such a cheesy film.Todavía no me puedo creer que haya gastado tanto dinero para una película tan cutre.
c. berreta
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
Some designer bags tend to look cheesy in spite of how much they cost.Algunas carteras de marca tienden a parecer berretas a pesar del precio que tienen.
d. chafa
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I don't know how you can stand to eat in that cheesy pizza place.No sé cómo aguantas comer en esa pizzería chafa.
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tacky(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sticky)
a. pegajoso
Don't walk on the floor just yet. The varnish is still tacky.No camines por el piso. El barniz todavía está pegajoso.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in poor taste)
a. de mal gusto
I think it's really tacky to ask for money toward your honeymoon on a wedding invitation.Yo creo que es de muy mal gusto pedir plata para tu luna de miel en las invitaciones a la boda.
b. chabacano
She reads tacky romantic novels.Lee novelas románticas chabacanas.
c. vulgar
His birthday present to her was a BMW tied up in a huge pink ribbon - so tacky!Para su cumpleaños le regaló un BMW atado con una enorme cinta rosada. ¡Qué vulgar!
d. hortera
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The shelves in their living room are full of tacky souvenirs brought back from vacations.Los estantes de su living están llenos de recuerdos horteras que trajeron de sus vacaciones.
e. mersa
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person) (River Plate)
I hope he doesn't bring that tacky girlfriend of his. She giggles and simpers the whole time.Espero que no venga con esa novia mersa que tiene. No hace más que reírse como tonta.
f. naco
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That store sells tacky clothes.Esa tienda vende ropa naca.
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