formality
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formality
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quality of formal)
a. la formalidad
(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).
The get-together won't be an event of particular formality, but maybe don't wear shorts.La reunión no será un evento de mucha formalidad, pero a lo mejor no lleves shorts.
2. (protocol)
a. la formalidad
(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).
The are a lot of formalities to take care of before you can buy a house.Hay que pasar por varias formalidades antes de poder comprar una casa.
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formality
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la formalidad
(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).
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formality [fɔːˈmælɪtɪ]
noun
1 [of occasion] lo ceremonioso; [of person] (stiffness) formalidad (f); (correctness) corrección (f)
with all due formality en la debida forma
2 (matter of form)
it's a mere formality no es más que una formalidad; let's dispense with the formalities prescindamos de las formalidades
3 formalities (bureaucratic) trámites (m); gestiones (f)
first there are certain formalities primero hay ciertos requisitos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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