la inercia
-the inertia
See the entry for inercia.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (physics)
a. inertia
Casi me caí cuando el autobús frenó debido a la inercia.I almost fell over when the bus stopped, because of the inertia.
2. (routine)
a. habit
La calle cambió de nombre hace dos años, pero Pablo igual la llama Castro por inercia.The street's name changed two years ago, but Pablo stills calls it Castro St. out of habit.
b. force of habit
Ya me jubilé, pero por inercia me sigo levantando a las siete.I've already retired, but through force of habit I keep waking up at seven.
c. inertia
Sigo poniéndome traje para ir a trabajar por inercia. Siempre me olvido de que ya no es obligatorio.I keep wearing a suit for work out of inertia. I always forget that it's not mandatory anymore.
3. (sluggishness)
a. inertia
Es pura inercia lo que me impide levantarme del sofá y ponerme a trabajar.It's pure inertia that's preventing me from getting up from the couch and getting to work.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (también fig)
a. inertia
hacer algo por inerciato do something out of inertia
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1 (Física) inertia
2 (indolencia) inertia
por inercia through force of habit; out of habit
acudieron a votar por inercia, sin esperanza mi actividad proseguía como por inercia
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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