customs
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customs(
kuhs
-
tuhmz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (agency)
a. la aduana
(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).
It took a long time to get through customs because only one officer was working.Nos tardamos mucho en pasar aduana porque solo había un oficial trabajando.
She was detained for a half an hour in customs while they investigated her merchandise.Fue detenida en la aduana por una media hora mientras investigaban su mercancía.
2. (tax)
a. el derecho de aduana
(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).
You may bring up to $1,000 in merchandise across the border without having to pay customs.Se puede llevar hasta $1,000 en mercancía por la frontera sin tener que pagar el derecho de aduana.
custom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (tradition)
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).
Our custom is to have turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.Nuestra costumbre es comer pavo para la cena de Acción de Gracias.
4. (habit)
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).
He has a custom of wearing sneakers with his business suit.Tiene la costumbre de usar zapatos deportivos con su traje de negocios.
5. (patronage) (United Kingdom)
a. la clientela
(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).
A successful business seeks to retain its best custom.Un negocio exitoso busca retener a su mejor clientela.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (personalized)
a. a medida
I ordered a custom suit from a tailor on Main Street.Pedí un traje a medida de un sastre en la calle Main.
b. a la medida
A custom logo will impress more potential customers than a pre-made one.Un logotipo a la medida va a impresionar a más clientes potenciales que uno prefabricado.
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custom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tradition, practice)
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).
it was his custom to rise earlytenía la costumbre de levantarse temprano
2. (commerce)
a. la clientela
(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).
to lose somebody's customperder a alguien como cliente
to take one's custom elsewherecomprar en otra parte
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custom [ˈkʌstəm]
noun
1 (habit, usual behaviour) costumbre (f)
social customs costumbres (f) sociales; it is her custom to go for a walk each evening tiene la costumbre de or tiene por costumbre dar un paseo cada tarde; acostumbra or suele dar un paseo cada tarde
2 (Comm) clientela (f); (total sales) caja (f); ventas (f)
to attract custom atraer clientela; to get sb's custom ganar la clientela de algn; we've not had much custom today hoy hemos tenido pocos clientes; the shop has lost a lot of custom la tienda ha perdido muchos clientes
modifier
especially (US)
customs [ˈkʌstəmz]
plural noun
aduana (f);(also customs duty) derechos (m) de aduana
to go through (the) customs pasar por la aduana; Customs and Excise (Britain) Aduanas (f) y Arbitrios
modifier
customs clearance (n) despacho (m) aduanero
customs declaration (n) declaración (f) aduanera
customs house (n) aduana (f)
customs inspection (n) inspección (f) de aduanas
customs inspector (n) inspectorainspectora (m) (f) de aduanas;a inspectora aduaneroaaduanera (m) (f);a aduanera
customs invoice (n) factura (f) de aduana
customs officer (n) oficial (m) de aduanas; vista (m) (de aduanas); aduaneroaaduanera (m) (f);a aduanera
customs post (n) puesto (m) aduanero
Customs Service (n) (US) aduana (f); servicio (m) aduanero
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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