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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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. worldly
Roberto parece demasiado viejo y corrido para Rosa.Roberto seems a little too old and worldly for Rosa.
b. 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.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Juanita siempre sabe qué hacer; es muy corrida.Juanita always knows what to do; she's been around.
Saúl es un hombre muy corrido y sabrá cómo ayudarnos.Saul is a man of the world and will know how to help us.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
Regionalism used in 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).
masculine noun
6. (Mexican folk song)
a. corrido
Vamos a escuchar el disco de corridos.Let's listen to the corridos CD.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cortinas)
a. drawn
2. (avergonzado)
a. embarrassed
3. (continuo)
a. continuous
balcón corridolong balcony
banco corridolong bench
4. (fig)
de corridoby heart
recitar algo de corridoto recite something parrot-fashion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (canción mejicana)
a. Mexican ballad
1 [+habitación, galería] continuous
la casa tiene un balcón corrido el salón y el despacho están corridos
2 [+cortinas] drawn
ya están las cortinas corridas y la luz apagada
3 (avergonzado) abashed; embarrassed
corrido de vergüenza covered with shame
4 (experimentado) worldly-wise; sharp
es una mujer corrida she's a woman who has been around
es una persona muy corrida
5 (con expresiones temporales)
tres noches corridas three nights running; hasta muy corrida la noche far into the night
6 [+peso, medida] extra; extra large
un kilo corrido a good kilo; a kilo and a bit
de cerezas va un cuarto corrido, ¿le quito unas pocas?
7 [+estilo] fluent; confident
escribía y hablaba con estilo corrido y articulaba muy bien las vocales
de corrido fluently; decir algo de corrido to rattle sth off; se sabía la lección de corrido he knew it all right through; he could say it all from memory
8 (México)
comida corrida fixed price menu
1 (México) (balada) ballad
2 (Perú) (fugitivo) fugitive from justice
Corridos are Mexican ballads, usually sung by a solo voice and accompanied on the guitar. Traditionally they were used to narrate important events to semi-literate communities, and favourite themes include the Mexican Revolution and Mexican migration to the USA. The corrido is similar in form to the Spanish romance from which it derives, but deals with the common people's struggle for justice, rather than the chivalrous deeds of the aristocracy.
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