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informal

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not formal)
a. informal
Aunque tuvo lugar en una conferencia académica, la charla fue informal y se dio en un tono amistoso.Although it took place at an academic conference, the talk was informal and friendly.
b. casual
Los viernes podemos ir a la oficina vestidos con ropa informal.On Fridays, we are allowed to wear casual clothes at the office.
2. (untrustworthy)
a. unreliable
Nicolás es informal y vago. No creo que haya hecho la reserva.Nicolas is unreliable and lazy. I don't think he made the reservation.
3. (economy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. black
El plan del gobierno es reducir el número de trabajadores en el sector informal de la economía.The government aims at reducing the number of workers that are in the economy's black sector.
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informal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (desenfadado, no solemne)
a. informal
una reunión informalan informal meeting
vestido de manera informalcasually dressed
2. (irresponsable)
a. unreliable
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informal
adjective
1 [+persona] unreliable
2 [+charla, lenguaje, cena] informal; [+ropa] casual; informal
reunión informal informal meeting
3 (Latinoamérica) (no oficial)
el sector informal de la economía the unofficial sector of the economy; the black economy
la tasa de sindicación es mucho más baja en aquellos lugares donde el sector informal o irregular de la economía es más importante.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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