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formal(
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mahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (marked by ceremony)
a. formal
Como es de noche, creo que la boda va a ser formal.Since it's at night, I think the wedding will be formal.
2. (well-behaved)
a. reliable
Sebastián es muy formal y siempre llega a tiempo.Sebastian is very reliable and is always on time.
b. dependable
Gloria es muy formal; siempre hace lo que la situación exige.Gloria is very dependable; she always does what the situation demands.
c. responsible
Verónica es menor que su hermano, pero es más formal.Veronica is younger than her brother, but she is more responsible.
d. serious
Gustavo es muy formal en el aspecto de cumplir con sus promesas.Gustavo is very serious in the sense that he keeps his promises.
3. (following custom)
a. formal
Quiero hacerle una petición formal a tu padre para pedir tu mano.I want to make a formal request to your father to ask for your hand.
b. official
Recibimos una invitación formal del presidente.We received an official invitation from the president.
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formal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (de la forma, legal)
a. formal
ser novios formalesto be engaged
2. (que se porta bien)
a. well-behaved, good
3. (responsable, fiable)
a. reliable
4. (serio)
a. serious, sober
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formal
adjective
1 [+persona] (de fiar) reliable; dependable; (responsable) responsible
es un trabajador muy formal he's a very reliable worker; un chico muy formal a very responsible boy; sé formal y pórtate bien be good and behave yourself
2 [+invitación, protesta] formal; [+estilo, lenguaje] formal
3 (oficial) [+petición, propuesta, compromiso] official
4 (Filosofía) formal
lógica formal formal logic
5 (estructural) formal
el análisis formal del texto formal analysis of the text
6 (And) (afable) affable; pleasant
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