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cuerdo (adjective) — sane, sensible, wise, prudent. Look up cuerdo in the dictionary

Ese pobre no está cuerdo.
That poor man is insane. / That poor man isn't in his right mind.

De cuerdo y loco todos tenemos un poco.
We're all a little crazy in one way or another.

Un cuerdo consejo ...
Some prudent advice ...
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Old December 04, 2009, 06:38 PM
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To a person insane shouldn't buy the drugs and later consume them.
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To a person insane shouldn't buy the drugs and later consume them.
A sensible person shouldn't buy drugs ......
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Una persona cuerda no conduce un carro mientras está nievada. Pero hoy es el único día que puedo ir a la tienda. Supongo que no estoy cuerda.
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Old December 05, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Una persona cuerda no conduce un carro mientras está nievada. Pero hoy es el único día que puedo ir a la tienda. Supongo que no estoy cuerda.
cuerdo + estar = sane
cuerdo + ser = sensible
Supongo que no estoy cuerda. Supongo que no soy cuerda.
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Una persona cuerda no conduce un carro mientras está nievada. Pero hoy es el único día que puedo ir a la tienda. Supongo que no estoy cuerda.
"está nevando"
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cuerdo + estar = sane
cuerdo + ser = sensible
Supongo que no estoy cuerda. Supongo que no soy cuerda.
"Estoy cuerda" is correct. Another thing would be "soy una cuerda" (I'm a rope)

No estar cuerdo = estar loco.
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Old December 05, 2009, 12:33 PM
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"Estoy cuerda" is correct. Another thing would be "soy una cuerda" (I'm a rope)
If I say 'no soy cuerdo' would that not mean 'I am not sensible' ?
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If I say 'no soy cuerdo' would that not mean 'I am not sensible' ?
If you say "no estoy cuerdo", you're saying you're crazy.

If you said "no soy cuerdo" I would correct you immediately

I guess you mean "soy una persona cuerda"

Don't ask me about the difference if you add "persona" and change the verb. I don't know. In Spain we say "ser una persona cuerda" (sensible, prudent, not mad) y "estar cuerdo" (not mad). Maybe in other countries "ser cuerdo" is used
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Old December 05, 2009, 12:50 PM
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