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What is the best Spanish translation of the English word "cheesy" (something inauthentic, trying too hard to be funny, cheap, shabby, etc.)?

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As I understand "cheesy", the translation is "cursi". And it works in Hispanoamerica too, not only in Spain. "Caseoso" is out of discussion, that's for something related to "cheese".

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Terms I've heard:

  • Cursi


¡Eres muy cursi!

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Note, that cursi would be understood in Spain only. –  vartec Jan 12 '12 at 16:10
I'm pretty sure I've heard cursi in Mexico, too. –  Flimzy Jan 12 '12 at 18:09
Also in Argentina –  Kage Jan 12 '12 at 18:49
Also in Colombia - Cursi is used everywhere. –  Icarus Jan 12 '12 at 20:28
Also in Chile . –  dusan Jan 13 '12 at 0:01

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