Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in #2).
usual
adjective
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.
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.
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.
noun
2. (the same thing) 
a. 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.
usual
Noun
1. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation (in bar) 
the usuallo de siempre
adjective
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
usual [ˈjuːʒʊəl]
adjective
(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
noun
the usual please! (drink) lo de siempre, por favor
usual
usual
adjective
1. (general) 
a. usual 
lo usual es hacerlo asípeople usually do it this way
no es usual verlo por aquíit's unusual to see him here
usual
adjective
usual; customary
Phrases with "usual"
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as usual
como siempre
Examples
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