I was short
1. (height) 
a. era bajo 
I couldn't see the screen because I was short and the man in front of me was tall.No podía ver la pantalla porque yo era bajo y el hombre en frente de mí era alto.
b. era chaparro (Central America) (Mexico) 
All of the other kids made fun of me because I was short.Todos los otros niños se burlaban de mí porque era chaparro.
c. era petiso (South America) 
I was short, but I knew how to fight.Era petiso, pero sabía pelear.
2. (to lack) 
a. me faltaba (singular) 
I wanted to buy an ice cream, but I was short a dollar.Quería comprar un helado, pero me faltaba un dólar.
b. me faltaban (plural) 
The driver let me on the bus even though I was short a few cents.El camionero me dejó subir al autobús aunque me faltaban algunos centavos.
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