torpe
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torpe(
tohr
-
peh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (graceless)
a. clumsy
Soy tan torpe que en la escuela siempre fui el último en ser escogido para hacer deportes.I am so clumsy that in school I was always picked last to play sports.
2. (not quick-witted)
a. slow
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Le cuestan las mates porque es un poco torpe.He has trouble with math because he's a bit slow.
b. dim
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Nunca sé calcular la cuenta de los restaurantes; así de torpe soy.I can never work out restaurant bills; that's how dim I am.
3. (tactless)
a. awkward
Se comportó de un modo muy torpe; en pleno velatorio se echó a reír.He behaved in the most awkward way; he started laughing in the middle of the wake.
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torpe
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin destreza, sin tacto)
a. clumsy
sus movimientos son torpesher movements are clumsy
2. (que rompe las cosas)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
es muy torpe conduciendohe's a terrible driver
3. (sin inteligencia)
a. slow, dim-witted
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torpe
adjective
1 (poco ágil) [+persona] clumsy; [+movimiento] ungainly
¡qué torpe eres, ya me has vuelto a pisar! you're so clumsy, you've trodden on my foot again!; un hombre de torpes andares a man with an ungainly walk
2 (necio) dim; slow
soy muy torpe para la informática I'm very dim o slow when it comes to computers; es bastante torpe y nunca entiende las lecciones he's a bit dim o slow, he never understands the lessons
3 (sin tacto) clumsy
¡qué torpe soy! me temo que la he ofendido how clumsy o stupid of me! I'm afraid I've offended her
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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acción grosera, torpe o chabacana
rude, clumsy, or tasteless act
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