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legal

legal(
leh
-
gahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (licit)
a. legal
Muchos jóvenes piensan que el consumo de marihuana debería ser legal.Many young people think that the use of marijuana should be legal.
b. lawful
El juego es una actividad legal en muchos países.Gambling is a lawful activity in many countries.
2. (concerning the law)
a. legal
Hemos decidido emprender una acción legal contra la empresa constructora.We have decided to take legal action against the construction company.
3. (official)
a. legal
Ahora vivo en Barcelona, pero sigo teniendo residencia legal en Madrid.Now I live in Barcelona, but my legal residence is still in Madrid.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very good)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. great
La fiesta estuvo legal y conocí a un chico muy lindo.The party was great, and I met a really cute guy.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(reliable)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. trustworthy
Es un tío legal. Puedes estar seguro de que no intentará engañarte.He's a trustworthy guy. You can rest assured he won't be trying to take you in.
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legal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (conforme a ley)
a. legal
no cumple los requisitos legalesit doesn't meet the legal requirements
2. (relativo a la ley)
a. legal
asesoramiento legallegal advice
3. (forense)
a. forensic
medicina legallegal medicine
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. honest, decent
es un tío muy legalhe's a great guy o
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legal
adjective
1 (de ley) legal
2 [+persona] (de confianza) trustworthy; truthful; reliable
es un tío legal he's a good bloke (familiar)
3 (sin antecedentes) [+archivo] clean (familiar); [+persona] clean (familiar); with no police record
4 (And) (excelente) great (familiar)
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