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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (usual)
a. habitual
The house in San Diego is not his habitual residence.La casa de San Diego no es su residencia habitual.
b. acostumbrado
She greeted us with her habitual cheerfulness.Nos saludó con su acostumbrada alegría.
2. (compulsive)
a. empedernido
Habitual drinkers do not show signs of intoxication in the same way as others.Los bebedores empedernidos no manifiestan indicios de embriaguez de la misma forma que los demás.
b. inveterado
Of the 437 convictions that year, 50% were habitual offenders.De las 437 condenas registradas ese año, el 50 % eran delincuentes inveterados.
3. (done out of habit)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It is habitual for my family to go to Christmas Eve church services.Para mi familia, es costumbre ir a la iglesia en vísperas de Navidad.
You need to keep going to the gym until it becomes habitual.Tienes que seguir yendo al gimnasio hasta que se vuelva una rutina.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (generosity, rudeness)
a. habitual, acostumbrado(a)
2. (liar, drunk)
a. habitual
habitual [həˈbɪtjʊəl]
habitual; acostumbrado; [+drunkard, liar etc] inveterado; empedernido;
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