unusual

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (atypical)
a. inusual
Cooking chicken with a hair dryer is an unusual method of cooking.Cocinar pollo con un secador de pelo es un método inusual de cocina.
b. fuera de lo corriente
I find it unusual that nobody came to the office today. Is today a holiday?Me parece fuera de lo corriente que nadie viniera hoy a la oficina. ¿Hoy es feriado?
c. poco común
It is unusual for a man to work as a flight attendant. Most of them are women.Es poco común que un hombre sea auxiliar de cabina. La mayoría son mujeres.
d. poco corriente
Spaghetti with chocolate? That's an unusual combination of flavors.¿Espaguetis con chocolate? Es una combinación poco corriente de sabores.
2. (odd)
a. extraño
Your baby has Susac syndrome, an unusual disease which causes acute confusion.Tu bebé tiene el síndrome de Susac, una enfermedad rara que provoca confusión intensa.
3. (exceptional)
a. excepcional
The city has unusual wealth for its size.La ciudad tiene una riqueza excepcional por su tamaño.
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unusual
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not common)
a. inusual
2. (strange)
a. extraño
it's not unusual for him to take two hours for lunchno es nada raro que tarde dos horas en almorzar
it's unusual of her not to noticees raro que no se dé cuenta
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unusual [ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl]
adjective
1 (uncommon) [+sight, circumstances, name] poco común; poco corriente
these animals are an unusual sight in these parts it was an unusual sight
[+amount, number] fuera de lo normal; fuera de lo corriente
the case has received an unusual amount of publicity el caso ha recibido una cantidad de publicidad fuera de lo normal or lo corriente; here are some unusual gift ideas aquí tiene unas ideas para regalos poco corrientes or que salen de lo corriente
I grew up in rather unusual circumstances there was an unusual number of abstentions in the vote there was an unusual numbre of complaints after the programme that's an unusual name
I didn't feel hungry, which was unusual for me no me sentía con hambre, lo cual era raro en mí
it's unusual for him to be late no suele llegar tarde
it's not unusual to see snow in June here no es raro ver nieve aquí en junio
there's nothing unusual in that no hay nada de raro or extraordinario en ello
2 (odd) raro; extraño
don't you find it unusual that he never tells you where he's been? ¿no te parece raro or extraño que nunca te diga dónde ha estado?
3 (exceptional) excepcional; poco común or corriente
a man of unusual intelligence un hombre de inteligencia excepcional; un hombre de una inteligencia poco común or corriente
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