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casual

casual(
kah
-
swahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
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).
adjective
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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