casual
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casual(
kah
-
zhwuhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (relaxed)
a. casual
We're going to have a casual party with some friends on Friday.Vamos a hacer una fiesta casual con unos amigos el viernes.
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. (by chance)
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.
3. (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.
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.
casuals
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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casual
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]
adjective
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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casual
Listen to an audio pronunciation
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casual(
kah
-
swahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (accidental)
a. chance
El encuentro casual con el director de la empresa donde quería trabajar fue muy oportuno.My chance meeting with the CEO of the company I wanted to work at was very timely.
b. accidental
Fue un descubrimiento casual, pero me han dado el mérito.It was an accidental discovery, but they've given me credit for it.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relaxed)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. casual
Mi fiesta de graduación fue una reunión muy casual.My graduation party was a very casual get-together.
3. (linguistics)
a. case
En algunos idiomas, hay sufijos casuales que indican la función gramatical de un sustantivo.In some languages, there are case suffixes that indicate the grammatical function of a noun.
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casual
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. accidental
un encuentro casuala chance encounter
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casual
adjective
1 (fortuito) chance
un encuentro casual a chance encounter; es un hecho casual y aislado it's an isolated, chance happening; su éxito no es casual, sino fruto del trabajo his success cannot be put down to chance but is the product of hard work; el descubrimiento de la obra fue casual the work was discovered by chance; nada es casual nothing happens by chance; de forma o manera casual by chance
la obra le llegó al editor de manera casual así, de manera casual, conoció a su futuro marido descubrieron el taller clandestino de una forma casual
no es casual que ... it's no coincidence that ...
su interés por el tema fue un hecho casual
2 (Lingüística) case
desinencia casual case ending
por un casual by any chance
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Phrases with "casual"
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casual clothes
ropa informal
casual clothing
ropa informal
business casual
el vestimenta casual de negocios
casual work
el trabajo informal
Phrases with "casual"
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¿Tus amigos prefieren usar ropa elegante o casual?
Do your friends prefer to wear elegant or casual clothes?
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