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"Cortado" is an adjective which is often translated as "shy", and "por favor" is a phrase which is often translated as "please". Learn more about the difference between "cortado" and "por favor" below.
cortado(
kohr
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tah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bashful)
a. shy
No seas tan cortada y ve a saludarle.Don't be so shy. Go and say hello to him.
b. timid
Ser tan cortado no ayuda a la hora de hacer amigos.Being so timid doesn't help when it comes to making new friends.
2. (off)
a. curdled (milk or mayonnaise)
No te tomes esa leche, que ya está cortada.Don't drink that milk. It's already curdled.
3. (awkward)
a. embarrassed
Cuando vi que no me reconocía, me quedé muy cortada.When I realized he didn't recognized me, I felt very embarrassed.
4. (lost for words)
a. speechless
Se quedó cortada al ver lo que le habíamos comprado.She was speechless when she saw what we had bought for her.
5. (film)
a. cut
La mayor parte de películas que veíamos estaban cortadas por la censura.Most of the movies we saw were cut by censorship.
6. (concise)
a. clipped
Su obra se caracteriza por un estilo de escritura cortado, fragmentario casi.His work is charactarized by a clipped, almost fragmentary, writing style.
7. (not open to the traffic)
a. closed
Hay mucho tráfico aquí porque la otra avenida está cortada.There's a lot of traffic here because the other avenue is closed.
8. (dry)
a. chapped
Tengo los labios cortados por el viento.My lips are chapped because of the wind.
9. (coffee)
a. with a dash of milk
Yo, si puede ser, prefiero un café cortado a un café solo.If possible, I prefer my coffee with a dash of milk rather than black.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
10. (beverage)
a. cortado
Me tomé solo un cortado y un croissant en la cafetería.I only had a cortado and a croissant at the cafeteria.
b. coffee with a dash of milk
Cuando venga el camarero, pídeme un cortado, por favor.When the waiter comes, order a coffee with a dash of milk for me, please.
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por favor(
pohr
 
fah
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bohr
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (expression of courtesy)
a. please
¿Me prestas tu lápiz, por favor?Can I borrow your pencil, please?
Recuerda siempre decir "por favor" y "gracias".Remember to always say "please" and "thank you."
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