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peculiar(
pih
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kyu
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lyuhr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (strange)
a. extraño
The milk has a peculiar smell. Do you think it's gone bad?La leche tiene un olor extraño. ¿Crees que ha echado a perder?
b. raro
He's been acting rather peculiar since that dog bit him last week.Ha estado algo raro desde que aquel perro lo mordió la semana pasada.
2. (exclusive)
a. peculiar
I didn't understand him very well because his accent is peculiar to River Plate Spanish.No lo entendí muy bien porque su acento es peculiar del español rioplatense.
b. particular
Removing your shoes before entering is a custom peculiar to this region.Quitarse los zapatos antes de entrar es una costumbre particular de esta región.
c. característico
Some of the features peculiar to this plant are its narrow leaves and woody stem.Unos de los rasgos característicos de esta planta son sus estrechas hojas y su tallo leñoso.
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peculiar
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (strange)
a. raro(a)
how peculiar!¡qué raro!
she is a little peculiares un poco rara
to feel peculiarsentirse mal
2. (particular)
a.
peculiar tocaracterístico(a) or peculiar de
this species is peculiar to Spaines una especie autóctona de España
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peculiar [pɪˈkjuːlɪəʳ]
adjective
1 (strange) extraño; raro
it's really most peculiar es realmente extraño; how very peculiar! ¡qué extraño!; ¡qué raro!; I'm feeling a bit peculiar me siento algo raro; no me siento del todo bien
2 (exclusive, special) peculiar
everyone has their own peculiar likes and dislikes cada uno tiene sus gustos y manías peculiares or particulares
a species peculiar to Africa una especie que existe únicamente en África
the style of dress peculiar to that period in history la forma de vestir peculiar or característica or propia de esa época de la historia; this is not a problem peculiar to Britain este no es un problema exclusivamente británico
it is a phrase peculiar to him
in his/her own peculiar way a su modo
in her own peculiar way she was very fond of him a su modo le tenía mucho cariño
he is very talented, in his own peculiar way he insists on doing things in his own peculiar way
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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