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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (relaxed)
a. desenfadado
I like Sammy's casual approach to life.Me gusta la manera desenfadada con que Sammy vive la vida.
b. despreocupado
The doctor was fired for her casual attitude towards the patients.La doctora fue despedida por su actitud despreocupada hacia los pacientes.
2. (not formal)
a. informal
We wear casual clothes to the office on Fridays.Llevamos ropa informal a la oficina los viernes.
b. de sport
John always wears casual clothes to go out.John siempre lleva ropa de sport para salir.
3. (unplanned)
a. ocasional
To the casual observer it probably looks like the two sides agree about everything.Para un observador ocasional probablemente parece que los dos lados están de acuerdo en todo.
b. fortuito
Silvio acted like the meeting with his crush was casual, but he'd been planning it for weeks.Silvio hizo que el encuentro con la chica que le gusta fuera fortuito, pero llevaba semanas planeándolo.
c. casual
I think it was just a casual remark and she didn't mean any offense.Creo que solo fue un comentario casual y no pretendía ofender.
4. (temporary)
a. eventual
Ronnie was hired on a casual basis.Ronnie fue contratada como trabajadora eventual.
b. temporal
The student found some casual work as a private tutor.El estudiante encontró un trabajo temporal como maestro particular.
c. ocasional
Elena has a casual summer job.Elena tiene un empleo ocasional de verano.
5. (offhand)
a. de pasada
Your casual complaint about the hotel's food got a couple people fired.Tu comentario de pasada sobre la comida del hotel hizo que varias personas perdieran el trabajo.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (informal clothing) (United Kingdom)
a. la ropa de sport
(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).
Did you see the picture of the prime minister wearing casuals?¿Viste la foto del primer ministro vestido con ropa de sport?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (remark, glance)
a. de pasada, casual
2. (relaxed, informal)
a. informal
casual clothesropa informal or de sport
3. (unconcerned)
a. despreocupado(a)
4. (careless)
a. descuidado(a)
casual sexrelaciones sexuales ocasionales
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casual [ˈkæʒjʊəl]
1 (not planned) [+walk, stroll] sin rumbo fijo; al azar; [+meeting, encounter] fortuito; [+caller] ocasional
it was just a casual conversation between strangers no era más que una conversación para pasar el rato entre extraños
to the casual eye a simple vista
he ran a casual eye down the page le echó un vistazo a la página
a casual glance una ojeada
to the casual observer para el observador ocasional
a casual remark un comentario hecho a la ligera
she gave him a casual wave lo saludó informalmente con la mano
To the casual observer she was an extremely successful career woman her casual remark caused a political storm
2 (offhand) [+attitude] despreocupado; poco serio; [+manner] informal; [+tone] informal; poco serio
he tried to appear/sound casual as he asked her to dance
he tried to appear/sound casual intentó parecer/sonar relajado
he was very casual about it no le dio mucha importancia
to assume a casual air hacer como si nada
Both the government and industry take a fairly casual attitude to contaminated land Don't take a casual attitude to credit - it could cost you dearly
3 (informal) [+discussion] informal; [+clothing] de sport; informal
casual wear ropa de sport; ropa informal
4 (occasional) [+drinker, drug user, relationship] esporádico
HIV is not transmitted through casual contact
he's just a casual acquaintance es un conocido nada más
casual sex relaciones (f) sexuales promiscuas
5 (temporary) [+labour, work, employment] eventual
on a casual basis temporalmente; eventualmente
casual worker (in office, factory) trabajadoratrabajadora (m) (f) eventual;a trabajadora (on farm) trabajadoratrabajadora (m) (f) temporeroatemporera;a trabajadora a temporera jornaleroajornalera (m) (f);a jornalera
casuals (n) (shoes) zapatos (m) de sport; (clothes) ropa (f) de sport; ropa (f) informal
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