Quick answer
"Correcting" is a form of "correct", an adjective which is often translated as "correcto". "Timing" is a noun which is often translated as "la elección del momento". Learn more about the difference between "correcting" and "timing" below.
correct(
kuh
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rehkt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without error)
a. correcto
That's correct. Lions are carnivores.Eso es correcto. Los leones son carnívoros.
2. (amount or time)
a. exacto
Excuse me, I don't think you gave me the correct change. I gave you a five.Disculpe, creo que no me dio la vuelta exacta. Le he dado cinco.
3. (proper)
a. correcto
His behavior was always correct and proper.Su comportamiento era siempre correcto y apropiado.
b. apropiado
I don't think this is a correct use of public funds.No creo que esto sea un uso apropiado de los fondos públicos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to put right)
a. corregir
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he ordered two.Corríjame si me equivoco, pero creo que pidió dos.
5. (to counteract)
a. corregir
Her glasses will correct her near-sightedness.Las gafas le corregirán su miopía.
6. (education)
a. corregir
I have a pile of essays to correct.Tengo una pila de trabajos para corregir.
7.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to punish)
a. castigar
He used a cane to correct unruly pupils.Usaba la palmeta para castigar a los alumnos revoltosos.
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timing(
tay
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mihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (choice of time)
a. la elección del momento
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I think the timing of their release of information was well calculated.Creo que su elección del momento para divulgar la información estuvo bien calculada.
b. el momento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm glad you want us to talk now, but this is really bad timing.Me alegro de que quieras que hablemos ahora, pero el momento es inoportuno.
c. la hora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have they announced the timing for the phone call?¿Ya anunciaron la hora que escogieron para llamar?
2. (music)
a. el ritmo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't quite keep up with the timing on this musical piece.Me cuesta trabajo mantener el ritmo en esta pieza musical.
b. el compás
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He made some changes on the timing of this piece; he plays it a bit faster at the very end.Le hizo unos cambios al compás de esta pieza musical; la toca un poco mas rápido al final.
c. la cadencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Professional drummers have an inner sense of timing.Los bateristas profesionales tienen un sentido interno de la cadencia.
3. (sports)
a. el cronometraje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This year the race will feature a new and more accurate system for timing.Este año la carrera contará con un nuevo y más acertado sistema de cronometraje.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (related to mechanics)
a. encendido
I need to take my old car to the mechanic to have them fix the timing mechanism.Necesito llevar mi carro viejo al taller para que le arreglen el mecanismo de encendido.
b. de distribución
My car's timing belt broke without warning, leaving me stranded.La correa de distribución de mi auto se rompió sin previo aviso y me dejó varado.
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