Quick answer
"Costumes" is a form of "costume", a noun which is often translated as "el disfraz". "Customs" is a plural noun which is often translated as "la aduana". Learn more about the difference between "costumes" and "customs" below.
costume(
ka
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stum
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. el disfraz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What costume will you wear on Halloween?¿Qué disfraz te pondrás en Halloween?
Your costume is awesome! Did you make it yourself?¡Tu disfraz es lo máximo! ¿Lo hiciste tú?
b. el traje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(typical clothing)
The beauty contestants all came out in their national costumes.Todas las concursantes de belleza salieron en sus trajes nacionales.
2. (theater)
a. el vestuario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm in charge of designing the costumes for the play.Soy el encargado de diseñar el vestuario para la obra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to dress)
a. vestir
One of the attractions of the show is the way celebrities are exuberantly costumed.Uno de los atractivos del espectáculo es la exuberancia con que van vestidas las celebridades.
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customs(
kuhs
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tuhmz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (agency)
a. la aduana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It took a long time to get through customs because only one officer was working.Nos tardamos mucho en pasar aduana porque solo había un oficial trabajando.
She was detained for a half an hour in customs while they investigated her merchandise.Fue detenida en la aduana por una media hora mientras investigaban su mercancía.
2. (tax)
a. el derecho de aduana
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You may bring up to $1,000 in merchandise across the border without having to pay customs.Se puede llevar hasta $1,000 en mercancía por la frontera sin tener que pagar el derecho de aduana.
custom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (tradition)
a. la costumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our custom is to have turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.Nuestra costumbre es comer pavo para la cena de Acción de Gracias.
4. (habit)
a. la costumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He has a custom of wearing sneakers with his business suit.Tiene la costumbre de usar zapatos deportivos con su traje de negocios.
5. (patronage) (United Kingdom)
a. la clientela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A successful business seeks to retain its best custom.Un negocio exitoso busca retener a su mejor clientela.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (personalized)
a. a medida
I ordered a custom suit from a tailor on Main Street.Pedí un traje a medida de un sastre en la calle Main.
b. a la medida
A custom logo will impress more potential customers than a pre-made one.Un logotipo a la medida va a impresionar a más clientes potenciales que uno prefabricado.
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