An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (characteristic)
a. typical
La fiebre y el sudor son síntomas típicos de la malaria.Fever and sweating are typical symptoms of malaria.
2. (expected of a person)
a. just like
Se fue sin despedirse. - Típico de ella.She left without saying goodbye. - That's just like her.
b. typical
Justo como me lo esperaba. Es un hombre típico que actúa sin pensar.Just as I expected. He's a typical man who doesn't think before acting.
3. (existing as part of a tradition)
a. traditional
La tarantella es un baile italiano típico.The tarantella is a traditional Italian dance.
b. typical
Me gustaría probar algún plato típico de la región.I'd like to try a dish typical of the region.
4. (quaint)
a. picturesque
Vimos unos pueblos muy típicos.We saw some very picturesque villages.
b. full of local color
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me encanta ese restaurante porque me parece tan típico.I love that restaurant because it seems so full of local color.
c. full of local colour (United Kingdom)
El festival de la ciudad es verdaderamente típico.The town's festival is really full of local colour.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (característico)
a. typical
2. (traje, restaurante)
a. traditional
es un plato típico de Franciathis is a typical French dish
es un rasgo típico de los orientalesit is a characteristic feature of orientals
es típico de o en él llegar tardeit's typical of him to arrive late
¿y qué hicisteis? — pues lo típicoso what did you do? — all the usual o typical things
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1 (característico) typical
es muy típico de él it's typical of him; ¡lo típico! typical!
2 (pintoresco) full of local colour o color; (EEUU) (tradicional) traditional; (regional) regional; [+costumbre] typical
es la taberna más típica de la ciudad it's the most picturesque pub in town; no hay que perderse tan típica fiesta you shouldn't miss a festivity so full of local colour o tradition; es un traje típico it is a traditional costume; baile típico regional dance; national dance
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