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Pronunciation: /ˈkæʒuəl/

Translation of casual in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (superficial) (before noun/delante del nombre) [inspection] superficial a casual glance una ojeada rápida it's just a casual relationship es una relación superficial or sin trascendencia a casual acquaintance un conocido, casual sex should be avoided evite las relaciones sexuales promiscuas 1.2 (chance) (before noun/delante del nombre) [visit/caller/reader] ocasional a casual encounter un encuentro casual or fortuito
    Example sentences
    • The casual observer may be unable to tell them apart.
    • And to even the most casual observer, the conference delegates are clearly very well behaved and polite.
    • They just sat there like a couple of casual observers with no vested interest.
    Example sentences
    • This has purely been a casual meeting in the street.
    • I don't want to give the feeling that the choices of imagery are accidental, or casual - that this picture could just as well be another picture.
    • Many of the poem's juxtapositions seem casual or accidental at first, but then turn treacherous.
    1.3 (informal) [chat/atmosphere] informal; [clothes] de sport, informal we meet for a casual drink from time to time nos vemos para tomar algo de vez en cuando
    Example sentences
    • One cannot dismiss it as a casual remark from a man who spent two decades in this field of management.
    • She was later shattered to learn from a casual remark at a lunch party of his death at Gallipoli.
    • I do recall that a casual remark was made to the effect that my nose was similar to that of the deceased woman but had placed no particular significance on this.
    Example sentences
    • The Meinton room on the ground floor is a place for speedy Thai, Malaysian and Chinese food, with a casual noodle bar style atmosphere.
    • Cheap drinks, a chatty and casual atmosphere and great meal deals are the main things you would normally associate with a Wetherspoon's pub.
    • The man commands a presence and an element of style not expected or previously delivered in the casual atmosphere of the MMVAs.
  • 2 (unconcerned) [attitude/tone/disregard] despreocupado; [remark] hecho al pasar she seemed very casual about the whole thing parecía tomárselo todo con mucha tranquilidad, parecía no darle mucha importancia al asunto he's rather casual about keeping appointments es bastante informal para cumplir sus compromisos act casual, there's a policeman coming disimula, que ahí viene un policía
    Example sentences
    • Even then, the British experts have been amazed by the casual attitude taken towards such a dangerous substance.
    • Behind his casual attitude lies the strict discipline a teacher asks of a pupil.
    • Other countries don't share this casual attitude.
    Example sentences
    • It's this built-in food supply that makes these types of plants more forgiving of casual care and attention.
    • I would be filled with rage at this casual disregard of my only child's suffering, if it weren't for the fact that it was pretty darn hilarious.
    • The best it seems to me that you can put against Andar is that there was a casual act of negligence on the part of its employee in not inspecting this particular trolley.
    Example sentences
    • She was married three times and had numerous casual liaisons.
    • I'm sure you can understand why I'm not looking for a major commitment, but I'm also not after a casual fling.
    • Staff believed her pregnancy was the result of a casual affair.
  • 3 (not regular) [employment/labor/job] eventual, ocasional casual worker (on farm) jornalero, (masculine, feminine) (in factory) obrero, (masculine, feminine) eventual to do casual work trabajar como eventual
    Example sentences
    • Many of those who found work were employed on a casual basis or in jobs that were ‘markedly poorer in almost all respects’.
    • Sometimes Janet also does odd jobs on a casual basis, ‘But mostly I live on loans,’ she says.
    • The report finds that low paid mothers, many employed in casual or part-time jobs, are the least likely to have access to paid maternity leave.


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