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"Usage" is a noun which is often translated as "el uso", and "habit" is a noun which is often translated as "la costumbre". Learn more about the difference between "usage" and "habit" below.
usage(
yu
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sihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (consumption)
a. el uso
(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).
The drought has made it necessary for everyone to cut down on water usage.La sequía hizo necesario que todos redujeran el uso del agua.
b. la utilización
(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).
Having lots of windows helps us to cut down on our electric light usage.Tener muchas ventanas nos ayuda a reducir la utilización de luz eléctrica.
2. (linguistics)
a. el uso
(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).
"Stop" is preferred to "quit" in formal usage.En uso formal, se prefiere "stop" en lugar de "quit".
3. (practice)
a. el uso
(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).
The usage of this rite of passage dates back to the 15th century.El uso de este rito de iniciación se remonta al siglo XV.
b. 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).
The prohibition of alcohol in the town is a usage that continues even today.La prohibición del alcohol en el pueblo es una costumbre que aun sigue hoy en día.
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habit(
hah
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biht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (usual behavior)
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).
I am in the habit of getting up early.Tengo la costumbre de madrugar.
We have the habit of going out for breakfast on Sunday.Tenemos la costumbre de salir a desayunar los domingos.
b. el hábito
(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).
The two of them have a habit of arriving late to my class.Los dos tienen el hábito de llegar tarde a mi clase.
2. (drugs)
a. el vicio
(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).
She used to drink only at parties, but it's turned into a habit.Antes solo tomaba en fiestas, pero ahora se ha convertido en un vicio.
b. el hábito
(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).
We took him to rehab for his heroin habit.Lo llevamos al centro de rehabilitación para su hábito de heroína.
3. (religious)
a. el hábito
(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).
She embroidered her habit when she became a nun.Bordó su hábito cuando se hizo monja.
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