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"Usual" is an adjective which is often translated as "habitual", and "general" is an adjective which is often translated as "general". Learn more about the difference between "usual" and "general" below.
usual(
yu
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zhwuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (customary)
a. habitual
This is the usual dosage you take with this medication.Esta es la dosis habitual que se toma con este medicamento.
b. acostumbrado
With his usual lack of tact, he commented that she seemed to have put on weight.Con su acostumbrada falta de tacto, comentó que parecía que había engordado.
c. de siempre
She came out with her usual excuse to stay home.Salió con el pretexto de siempre para quedarse en casa.
d. normal
It's not usual for her to be so late.No es normal que llegue tan tarde.
e. usual
It's not a play in the usual sense of the word.No es una obra de teatro en el sentido usual de la palabra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (the same thing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
What did you do today? - The usual: got up, went to work, and picked up the kids from school.¿Qué has hecho hoy? - Lo habitual: me levanté, fui al trabajo, y recogí a los niños de la escuela.
What'll you have? - The usual, please.¿Qué vas a tomar? - Lo de siempre, por favor.
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general(
jehn
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uhr
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uhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (applicable to all)
a. general
The general meeting of property owners will take place Friday.La reunión general de los propietarios será el viernes.
2. (overall)
a. general
The general level of the students at the high school was low.El nivel general de los alumnos en el colegio era bajo.
3. (widespread)
a. general
The general belief was that the abandoned house was inhabited by a poltergeist.La creencia general era que la casa abandonada estaba habitada por un poltergeist.
4. (not specialized)
a. general
The talk was addressed to the general public, so I couldn't use too much specialist vocabulary.La charla iba dirigida al público general, así que no podía usar demasiados tecnicismos.
5. (usual)
a. general
As a general rule, dogs are not allowed on this beach.Por regla general, no se admiten perros en esta playa.
6. (unspecific)
a. general
In general terms, this new phone model is lighter, slimmer, and faster.En términos generales, este nuevo modelo de teléfono es más ligero, más fino y más rápido.
7. (rank or title)
a. general
Who is the general manager of the company?¿Quién es el gerente general de la empresa?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (military)
a. el general
(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).
, la general
(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 general ordered the soldiers to break ranks.El general ordenó a los soldados romper filas.
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