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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in #2).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (customary)
a. habitual
This is the usual dosage you take with this medication.Esta es la dosis habitual que se toma con este medicamento.
b. acostumbrado
With his usual lack of tact, he commented that she seemed to have put on weight.Con su acostumbrada falta de tacto, comentó que parecía que había engordado.
c. de siempre
She came out with her usual excuse to stay home.Salió con el pretexto de siempre para quedarse en casa.
d. normal
It's not usual for her to be so late.No es normal que llegue tan tarde.
e. usual
It's not a play in the usual sense of the word.No es una obra de teatro en el sentido usual de la palabra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (the same thing)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
What did you do today? - The usual: got up, went to work, and picked up the kids from school.¿Qué has hecho hoy? - Lo habitual: me levanté, fui al trabajo, y recogí a los niños de la escuela.
What'll you have? - The usual, please.¿Qué vas a tomar? - Lo de siempre, por favor.
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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. (colloquial)
a. (in bar)
the usuallo de siempre
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. habitual, acostumbrado(a)
at the usual timea la hora de siempre
you're not your usual cheery self todayhoy no estás tan alegre como de costumbre
it's not usual for him to be this lateno suele llegar tan tarde
earlier/later than usualmás pronto/tarde de lo normal
as usualcomo de costumbre
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usual [ˈjuːʒʊəl]
(customary) [+method, answer] acostumbrado; habitual; usual; [+place, time, excuse] de siempre
more than usual más que de costumbre; to come earlier than usual venir más temprano que de costumbre; venir antes de la hora acostumbrada
the keys were not in their usual place it's the usual thing today the hotel has all the usual facilities she sat in her usual place he failed to return at the usual time he followed his usual practice of taking a late breakfast
it's usual to give a tip es costumbre or se acostumbra dar una propina; especially (LAm)
as (per) usual como de costumbre; como siempre
it's not usual for her to be late no suele llegar tarde
it is not our usual practice to allow this no acostumbramos or solemos permitir esto
it's not contagious in the usual sense of the word no es contagioso en el sentido normal de la palabra
he came home late, drunk, the usual thing llegó a casa tarde y borracho, lo de siempre
boil the potatoes in the usual way cueza las patatas como de costumbre or como siempre
the usual please! (drink) lo de siempre, por favor
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