Showing results for hábito. Search instead for el hábito.
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (custom)
a. habit
Ya sé que ver tanta tele es un mal hábito, pero me está costando mucho trabajo dejarlo.I know watching so much TV is a bad habit, but giving it up is proving really difficult.
Roberto tiene el hábito de despertarse temprano.Roberto is in the habit of waking up early.
2. (addiction)
a. habit
La cocaína le creó hábito y ahora no puede dejarla.He developed a cocaine habit and now he can't quit it.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La heroína crea hábito.Heroin is addictive.
Este medicamento no crea hábito, así que no tienes que preocuparte.This drug isn't habit-forming, so there's no need to worry.
3. (religious garment)
a. habit
Las monjas de esta congregación usan hábitos azules.The nuns in this community wear blue habits.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(nunhood or priesthood)
a. veil (for women)
Mi tía Carmen tomó el hábito en 1980.My aunt Carmen took the veil in 1980.
b. holy orders (for men)
El padre Saúl tomó los hábitos después de varios años en el seminario.Father Saúl took holy orders after a number of years at the seminary.
5. (military)
a. insignia
Cada orden militar tiene su propio hábito.Every military order has its own insignia.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (costumbre)
a. habit
tener el hábito de hacer algoto be in the habit of doing something
crear hábitoto be addictive
2. (de monje)
a. habit
tomar el hábito o los hábitosto take the veil
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (costumbre) habit
una droga que crea hábito a habit-forming drug; tener el hábito de hacer algo to be in the habit of doing sth
hábitos de consumo buying habits
2 (Religión) habit
colgar los hábitos to leave the priesthood
tomar el hábito [+hombre] to take holy orders; become a monk; [+mujer] to take the veil; become a nun
hábito monástico monastic habit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?