habit
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habit(
hah
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biht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (usual behavior)
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).
I am in the habit of getting up early.Tengo la costumbre de madrugar.
We have the habit of going out for breakfast on Sunday.Tenemos la costumbre de salir a desayunar los domingos.
b. el hábito
(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).
The two of them have a habit of arriving late to my class.Los dos tienen el hábito de llegar tarde a mi clase.
2. (drugs)
a. el vicio
(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).
She used to drink only at parties, but it's turned into a habit.Antes solo tomaba en fiestas, pero ahora se ha convertido en un vicio.
b. el hábito
(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).
We took him to rehab for his heroin habit.Lo llevamos al centro de rehabilitación para su hábito de heroína.
3. (religious)
a. el hábito
(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).
She embroidered her habit when she became a nun.Bordó su hábito cuando se hizo monja.
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habit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (custom, practice)
a. la hábito m, 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).
to be in the habit of doing somethingtener la costumbre de hacer algo
to get into the habit of doing somethingadquirir el hábito de hacer algo
you must get out of the habit of always blaming other peopletienes que dejar de echar siempre la culpa a los demás
don't make a habit of itque no se convierta en una costumbre
from force of habitpor la fuerza de la costumbre
a bad/good habituna mala/buena costumbre
2. (colloquial)
a. el vicio m, hábito
(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).
(addiction; to cocaine, heroin)
to kick the habitdejar el vicio
3. (costume)
a. el hábito
(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).
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habit [ˈhæbɪt]
noun
1 (customary behaviour) costumbre (f)
a bad habit un vicio; una mala costumbre
to get into the habit of doing sth acostumbrarse a hacer algo
to get out of the habit of doing sth perder la costumbre de hacer algo
to have a habit (drugs) drogarse habitualmente
to be in the habit of doing sth tener la costumbre de hacer algo; acostumbrar or soler hacer algo
to make a habit of doing sth acostumbrarse a hacer algo
we mustn't make a habit of arriving late no debemos acostumbrarnos a llegar tarde; you can phone me at work as long as you don't make a habit of it puedes llamarme al trabajo mientras no lo tomes por costumbre; let's hope he doesn't make a habit of it esperamos que no siga haciéndolo; I always make a habit of arriving early tengo por norma or por costumbre llegar siempre pronto
out of habit por costumbre
out of sheer habit por pura costumbre
2 (dress) [of monk] hábito (m); (riding habit) traje (m) de montar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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