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"Despedido" is an adjective which is often translated as "fired", and "corrido" is an adjective which is often translated as "drawn". Learn more about the difference between "despedido" and "corrido" below.
despedido(
dehs
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peh
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dee
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (removed from work)
a. fired
Fue despedido por no haber podido atender las necesidades del director general.He was fired for not being able to meet the CEO's needs.
b. dismissed
No le sorprendió a nadie que Juan fuera despedido después de explotar durante la reunión.It was a surprise to no one that Juan would be dismissed after his outburst during meeting.
c. laid off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Por problemas presupuestarios inesperados, muchos empleados fueron despedidos de la empresa.Because of unforeseen budgetary problems, many employees were laid off from the company.
d. sacked
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No vendió tanto como sus colegas el año pasado, así que fue despedido.He did not sell as much as his colleagues the last year, so he was sacked.
e. redundant (United Kingdom)
Desde que la empresa empezó a subcontratar, el 75% de los empleados fueron despedidos.Since the company began outsourcing, 75% of employees have been made redundant.
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corrido(
koh
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rree
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (moved)
a. drawn (curtains)
Prefiero tener las cortinas corridas.I'd rather have the curtains drawn.
2. (architecture)
a. continuous
La casa tiene un balcón corrido al frente.The house has a continuous balcony at the front.
3. (surpassing measure)
a. a good
El tendero me dio cinco kilos corridos de naranjas.The storekeeper gave me a good five kilos of oranges.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(experienced)
a. worldly-wise
Le pedí un consejo a Juan, que es un tipo muy corrido.I asked Juan for his advice because he's pretty worldly-wise.
5.
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)
(ashamed)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. embarrassed
Antonio se sentía corrido por lo que había hecho, así que se excusó.Antonio felt embarrassed about what he had done so he apologized.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (Mexican folk song)
a. corrido
Vamos a escuchar el disco de corridos.Let's listen to the corridos CD.
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