formal
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formal(
fawr
-
muhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dressy)
a. formal
Everyone is looking forward to the spring formal dance.Todo el mundo está a la espera del baile formal de primavera.
b. elegante
She wore a formal gown to the wedding.Se puso un vestido elegante para la boda.
2. (official)
a. formal
I'm not happy with the service, so I am going to file a formal complaint.No estoy contento con el servicio, así que voy a presentar una queja formal.
b. oficial
We need to sign a formal contract before we can do business with you.Necesitamos firmar un contrato oficial antes de hacer negocios con ustedes.
c. protocolario
The formal swearing in ceremony will be on Thursday at 3 pm.La toma de protesta protocolaria será el jueves a las 3 pm.
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formal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (manner, offer)
a. formal
formal dresstraje de etiqueta
formal educationformación académica
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formal [ˈfɔːməl]
adjective
[+person] (correct) correcto; (reliable, stiff) formal; (solemn) [+greeting, language, occasion, announcement] solemne; [+dress] de etiqueta; [+visit] de cumplido; (Pol) oficial; [+function] protocolario; [+garden] simétrico; (official) [+evidence] documental; [+acceptance] por escrito
in English, "residence" is a formal term en inglés, "residence" es un término formal; don't be so formal! ¡no te andes con tantos cumplidos!; there was no formal agreement no había un acuerdo en firme; formal clothes ropa (f) formal; ropa (f) de etiqueta; a formal dinner una cena de gala; he has no formal education no tiene formación académica; formal training formación (f) profesional
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formal
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
formal(
fohr
-
mahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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).
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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