Quick answer
"Corny" is an adjective which is often translated as "cursi", and "cheesy" is an adjective which is often translated as "a queso". Learn more about the difference between "corny" and "cheesy" below.
corny(
kawr
-
ni
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sentimental)
a. cursi
I know it sounds corny, but I like the old musicals from the 40s and 50s.Sé que suena cursi, pero me gustan los viejos musicales de los años 40 y 50.
b. sensiblero
Just like in a corny romantic novel, they were suddenly in each other's arms.Al igual que en una novela romántica sensiblera, de pronto se estaban abrazando.
2. (unoriginal)
a. trillado
He told a lot of corny jokes about mothers-in-law.Contó un montón de chistes trillados sobre suegras.
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cheesy(
chi
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zi
)
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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