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"Usual" is an adjective which is often translated as "habitual", and "normal" is an adjective which is often translated as "normal". Learn more about the difference between "usual" and "normal" below.
usual(
yu
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zhwuhl
)
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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normal(
nawr
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muhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (usual)
a. normal
Cold weather in winter is normal.El frío en invierno es normal.
2. (well-adjusted)
a. normal
There's something strange about him. He's not normal.Tiene algo raro. No es normal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (usual situation)
a. lo normal
The temperatures were below normal.Las temperaturas eran debajo de lo normal.
b. la normalidad
Things are back to normal after the strike.Tras la huelga, las cosas han vuelto a la normalidad.
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