routine
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routine(
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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. (habit)
a. la rutina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I try to follow the same routine every morning.Intento seguir la misma rutina todas las mañanas.
2. (boring and repetitive situation)
a. la rutina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We tailor vacations for people looking for a break from routine.Diseñamos vacaciones para gente que busca romper con la rutina.
3. (dance, theater and TV)
a. el número
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Once again the actor is performing the same comedy routine.Una vez más el actor hace el mismo número cómico.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(spiel)
a. la historia de siempre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He gave me the old routine about his wife not understanding him.Me vino con la historia de siempre de que su mujer no le entendía.
b. la misma historia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Mike told us his routine again about the time he almost went to jail in Japan.Mike nos volvió a contar la misma historia de cuando casi termina en prisión en Japón.
c. el típico discurso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The salesperson used his routine to convince me of buying a new cell phone.Usó su típico discurso de vendedor para convencerme de comprar un celular nuevo.
5. (computing)
a. la rutina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have created a routine for this program.Creé una rutina para este programa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (ordinary)
a. rutinario
I'm having my routine checkup with the doctor tomorrow.Mañana voy a hacerme el chequeo rutinario con el médico.
b. de rutina
Nothing out of the ordinary was found during the routine inspection.No se encontró nada fuera de lo común durante la inspección de rutina.
c. habitual
Everything was done following the routine procedure.Todo se realizó conforme al procedimiento habitual.
7. (dull)
a. rutinario
My job is boring because I only have to do routine tasks.Mi trabajo es aburrido porque lo único que hago son tareas rutinarias.
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routine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (habit)
a. la rutina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the daily routinela rutina diaria
2. (of performer, comedian)
a. el número
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
don't give me that routineno me vengas con ese cuento
4. (computers)
a. la rutina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (normal)
a. habitual
routine inquiriesinvestigación rutinaria
6. (dull)
a. rutinario(a), monótono(a)
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routine [ruːˈtiːn]
noun
1 (normal procedure) rutina (f)
the daily routine la rutina diaria; the school routine la rutina escolar; she went through the routine of introducing everyone hizo las presentaciones de rigor
my routine was built around my children's needs
as a matter of routine como parte de la rutina
Jack had attended these meetings as a matter of routine for years the brake pads are replaced every year as a matter of routine
people entering the country are asked certain questions as a matter of routine como parte de la rutina a la gente que entra en el país se le hacen ciertas preguntas; schoolchildren were tested for tuberculosis as a matter of routine de forma rutinaria or rutinariamente se les hacía a los alumnos la prueba de la tuberculosis
these patients are screened for HIV as a matter of routine
2 especially (Teat) número (m)
dance routine número (m) de baile; exercise routine tabla (f) de ejercicios
3 (spiel)
he gave me the old routine about his wife not understanding him me vino con la historia de siempre de que su mujer no le entendía; he went through his sales routine metió el típico rollo de vendedor
4 (Comput) rutina (f)
adjective
[+test, check-up, maintenance, inspection] de rutina; [+matter, problem] rutinario; [+work] habitual; de rutina
to make routine enquiries hacer averiguaciones rutinarias or de rutina; it's just routine es cosa de rutina; reports of thefts had become almost routine las denuncias de robos se habían convertido en algo casi habitual; on a routine basis de forma rutinaria
a routine inspection Faced by relatively routine problems, he was encouraged to seek routine answers
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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