ordinary
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ordinary(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (average)
a. normal
They live in an ordinary house.Viven en una casa normal.
b. corriente
The Italian restaurant in the mall is rather ordinary.El restaurante italiano en el centro comercial es bastante corriente.
c. cualquiera
It was an ordinary day until the Prince of Wales walked in.Era un día cualquiera hasta que llegó el Príncipe de Gales.
d. común y corriente
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Gabriel was an ordinary man until he won the lottery.Gabriel era un hombre común y corriente hasta que ganó la lotería.
e. normal y corriente
How's the neighborhood park? - It's just an ordinary park.¿Cómo es el parque del barrio? - Es sólo un parque normal y corriente.
f. simple
The president traveled to India like an ordinary tourist.El presidente viajó a la India como un simple turista.
g. de la calle
I'm an ordinary person who has been blessed by extraordinary opportunities.Soy una persona de la calle quien ha sido bendecida por oportunidades extraordinarias.
h. de a pie
If he were an ordinary citizen, he would have had to go fight in the war.Si fuera un ciudadano de a pie, habría tenido que ir a luchar en la guerra.
2. (mediocre)
a. mediocre
Despite having a stellar cast, the plot was totally ordinary.A pesar de tener un elenco estelar, la trama era totalmente mediocre.
b. ordinario
His latest album is full of pedestrian lyrics and ordinary melodies.Su último álbum está lleno de letras pedestres y melodías ordinarias.
c. común
Her dance moves were so ordinary, I almost fell asleep.Sus movimientos de baile eran tan comunes que casi me quedé dormido.
3. (usual)
a. de todos los días
I would not call an ordinary date having someone pick you up in a limo.Que te pasen a buscar en una limusina no es lo que llamaría una cita de todos los días.
b. normal
He wore his ordinary clothes to the costume party and said he was a mass murderer.Llevó su ropa normal a la fiesta de disfraces y dijo que era un asesino en serie.
4. (finance) (United Kingdom)
a. ordinario
An ordinary share represents equity ownership in a company.Una acción ordinaria representa participación en el capital de una empresa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (average)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Every day is out of the ordinary for an astronaut in the space station.Cada día es algo fuera de lo común para un astronauta en la estación espacial.
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ordinary
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
out of the ordinaryfuera de lo normal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (normal)
a. normal
3. (mediocre)
a. común, ordinario(a)
an ordinary Englishmanun inglés medio
she was just an ordinary touristno era más que una simple turista
this is no ordinary cares un coche fuera de lo normal
in the ordinary course of eventssi las cosas siguen su curso normal
4. (nautical) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ordinary seamanmarinero m
5. (finance) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ordinary shareacción ordinaria
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ordinary [ˈɔːdnrɪ]
adjective
1 (usual, normal) [+milk, coffee] normal; corriente
it has 25 calories less than ordinary ice cream tiene 25 calorías menos que el helado normal or corriente; my ordinary doctor el médico al que voy normalmente; I'd rather wear my ordinary clothes prefiero usar mi ropa normal; the heat made ordinary life almost impossible el calor hacía la vida normal casi imposible
in ordinary use usado normalmente
in the ordinary way normalmente
in the ordinary way I wouldn't allow it Britons are now drinking more low-fat than ordinary milk my ordinary grocer's
2 (unremarkable, average) normal y corriente
it was just an ordinary weekend for us para nosotros no era más que un fin de semana cualquiera or un fin de semana normal y corriente; he's a normal, ordinary guy es un tipo normal y corriente; it's not what you'd call an ordinary present no es lo que se dice un regalo de todos los días; an ordinary citizen un simple ciudadano; un ciudadano de a pie
it was no ordinary bar no era un bar corriente
your life since then must have seemed very ordinary tu vida desde entonces debe de haberte parecido demasiado normal
the meal was very ordinary la comida fue bastante mediocre; la comida no fue nada del otro mundo or del otro jueves
She's no ordinary woman This is no ordinary novel, this is a masterpiece I'm just an ordinary fellow It seemed like a perfectly ordinary Monday morning
noun
a man above the ordinary un hombre fuera de serie; un hombre excepcional
a cut above the ordinary fuera de serie
out of the ordinary fuera de lo común; extraordinario
modifier
ordinary degree (n) (Britain) (Univ) diploma (m); título universitario de categoría inferior al Honours degree
note See culture box in entry degree.
Ordinary Grade (n) (Scot) (formerly) nivel medio de la enseñanza secundaria; Bachillerato (m) Unificado y Polivalente; (Esp)
Ordinary Level (n) (Britain) (formerly) nivel medio de la enseñanza secundaria; Bachillerato (m) Unificado y Polivalente; (Esp)
Ordinary National Certificate (n) (Britain) diploma (m) de técnico especialista
Ordinary National Diploma (n) (Britain) diploma profesional; diploma (m) de técnico especialista
ordinary seaman (n) (Britain) (Navy) marinero (m)
ordinary shares (n) acciones (f) ordinarias
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ordinary people
gente común
out of the ordinary
fuera de lo común
find joy in the ordinary
encontrar alegría en lo ordinario
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