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"Incorrect" is an adjective which is often translated as "incorrecto", and "correct" is an adjective which is often translated as "correcto". Learn more about the difference between "incorrect" and "correct" below.
incorrect(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (erroneous)
a. incorrecto
It seems my calculations were incorrect and I got the wrong answer.Parece que mis cálculos fueron incorrectos y obtuve un resultado equivocado.
b. erróneo
We had an incorrect address and got lost.Teníamos la dirección errónea y nos perdimos.
2. (inappropriate)
a. incorrecto
Buying such expensive equipment shows an incorrect use of the school's resources.Comprar ese equipo tan caro muestra un uso incorrecto de los recursos de la escuela.
b. inadecuado
Don't slouch; that incorrect posture will cause you back problems.No te encorves; esa postura inadecuada te va a causar problemas de espalda.
c. inapropiado
My mom said it was incorrect to wear that miniskirt to church.Me dijo mi mamá que era inapropiado usar esa minifalda para ir a la iglesia.
d. impropio
The way you're acting is incorrect and nasty.El modo en que te comportas es impropio y desagradable.
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correct(
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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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