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American English: /ˈhæbət/
British English: /ˈhabɪt/

Translation of habit in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable (usual piece of behavior)
    (bad) vicio (masculine)
    mala costumbre (feminine)
    mal hábito (masculine)
    to have revolting habits
    tener muy malos modales
    eating habits
    hábitos alimenticios
    as was her habit
    como tenía por costumbre
    to fall into bad habits
    adquirir malas costumbres
    to break or cure a habit
    perder or quitarse una (mala) costumbre
    his habit of always interrupting
    su (mala) costumbre de interrumpir todo el tiempo
    to be in the habit of -ing
    acostumbrar + infinitive
    tener por costumbre + infinitive
    to make a habit of -ing
    adoptar la costumbre de + infinitive
    don't make a habit of it
    que no se repita
    to have a habit of -ing
    tener la manía de + infinitive
    to get somebody into the habit of -ing
    acostumbrar a alguien a + infinitive
    to get oneself into the habit of -ing
    acostumbrarse a + infinitive
    to get somebody/oneself out of the habit of -ing
    quitarle a alguien/quitarse la costumbre de + infinitive
    Example sentences
    • Jen's got a bad habit of working too hard on something though.
    • I know it's a bad habit, eating sweets in he morning, but strawberry shortcake is my favorite food.
    • I have a bad habit of voicing my own true opinions.
    1.2 uncountable (customary behavior) force of habit
    fuerza (feminine) de la costumbre
    out of sheer habit
    por pura costumbre
    1.3 uncountable (dependence on nicotine, drugs) the habit [colloquial]
    el vicio
    to break or kick the habit
    dejar el vicio
    he now has a $100-a-day habit
    ahora el vicio le cuesta 100 dólares diarios
    to be off the habit (US) [colloquial]
    haber dejado la droga
  • 2 countable (Clothing) a monk's/nun's habit
    un hábito de monje/monja
    Example sentences
    • Because I wore the habit of a religious order he saw me as a sort of expert, one who could get results.
    • Standing on a parapet of fictive marble, dressed in the brown habit of his order, St Francis gazes intently at a wooden crucifix held between his crossed hands.
    • In his last decade in Rome he lived in a home run by the Blue Nuns, an Irish order so called because of the color of their habit.
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