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"Way of life" is a phrase which is often translated as "forma de vida", and "habit" is a noun which is often translated as "la costumbre". Learn more about the difference between "way of life" and "habit" below.
way of life
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. forma de vida
After years of reckless spending, Camila's extravagant way of life caught up with her.Después de años de gastar imprudentemente, la forma de vida extravagante de Camila la enredó.
b. estilo de vida
Justin moved to the country looking for a more peaceful way of life.Justin se mudó al campo buscando un estilo de vida más tranquilo.
c. modo de vida
Social media will continue to alter our way of life.Los medios sociales seguirán cambiando nuestro modo de vida.
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habit(
hah
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biht
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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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