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costumbre
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costumbre(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (tradition)
a. custom
Ellos dicen que muchas costumbres navideñas son paganas por su orgien.They say that many Christmas customs are pagan by origin.
2. (behavior)
a. habit
No tiene la costumbre de hacer ejercicio.He is not in the habit of exercising.
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costumbre
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. habit, custom
tomar/perder la costumbre de hacer algoto get into/out of the habit of doing something
como de costumbreas usual
la cantidad de costumbrethe usual amount
tener la costumbre de o tener por costumbre hacer algoto be in the habit of doing something
costumbrescustoms
no hay que perder las buenas costumbreswe don't want to break with tradition
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costumbre
1 (tradicional) custom;costumbres customs; ways
las costumbres de esta provincia the customs of this province; novela de costumbres novel of (local) customs and manners
2 [de una persona] habit
persona de buenas costumbres respectable person; decent person; he perdido la costumbre I've got out of the habit
tener la costumbre de hacer algo tener por costumbre hacer algo to be in the habit of doing sth
3
de costumbre (adj) usual; (adv) usually; como de costumbre as usual; más que de costumbre more than usual
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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