Quick answer
"Custom" is a noun which is often translated as "la costumbre", and "practice" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "practicar". Learn more about the difference between "custom" and "practice" below.
custom(
kuhs
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tuhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (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.
2. (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.
3. (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).
4. (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.
customs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (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.
6. (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.
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practice(
prahk
-
tihs
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to rehearse)
a. practicar
She practices the violin every day.Ella practica el violín todos los días.
b. ensayar
I practiced my monologue for the audition last night.Anoche ensayé mi monólogo para la prueba.
2. (religious)
a. practicar
They practice their religion devotedly.Practican su religión devotamente.
3. (to pursue)
a. ejercer
My father has practiced law all his life.Mi papá ha ejercido como abogado toda su vida.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to rehearse)
a. practicar
The teacher has asked us to practice after school.El maestro nos ha pedido practicar después del colegio.
5. (to engage in a profession)
a. ejercer
He studied medicine but he doesn't practice.Estudió medicina pero no ejerce.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (repetition)
a. la práctica
(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).
You need more practice before Saturday's game.Necesitas más práctica antes del partido del sábado.
b. el ensayo
(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).
(music)
I have band practice on Thursday.Tengo ensayo de la banda este jueves.
c. el entrenamiento
(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).
(sports)
He has football practice every Friday.Tiene entrenamiento de fútbol todos los viernes.
7. (custom)
a. la práctica
(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).
This ritual is part of an ancient pagan practice.Este ritual es parte de una antigua práctica pagana.
8. (application)
a. la práctica
(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).
The theory is easy. Putting it into practice is another matter.La teoría es sencilla. Es otra cosa llevarla a la práctica.
9. (place of business)
a. la consulta
(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).
(medicine)
My father is a pediatrician with his own practice.Mi padre es pediatra y tiene su propia consulta.
b. el consultorio
(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).
(medicine)
The practice is comprised of two doctors and three nurses.El consultorio se comprende de dos doctores y tres enfermeras.
c. el bufete
(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).
(legal)
I expect to be a partner in the practice by this time next year.A esta hora el año que viene, espero ser un socio en el bufete.
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