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informal

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɔːrməl; ɪnˈfɔːməl/

Translation of informal in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (casual) [party/atmosphere] informal we're very informal in this office en esta oficina el ambiente es muy informal they speak to their superiors in an informal manner tratan a sus superiores sin ceremonias
    Example sentences
    • Cate nodded and slipped out of her informal dress that she had worn all day.
    • He liked jazz, preferred informal dress, didn't much care for hunting and shooting, and was openly contemptuous of red carpets.
    • Dress is informal and music will be provided by the Brose Walsh Band.
    1.2 (not official) [meeting/agreement] informal
    Example sentences
    • It is an army establishment and although run on military lines the atmosphere is easy, informal and friendly.
    • The atmosphere is relaxed, informal and friendly.
    • The service throughout was extremely friendly and the informal atmosphere was enhanced by the fact that we felt we could have sat there all afternoon if we had wanted to.
    1.3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [register/expression] coloquial, familiar
    Example sentences
    • The content of websites can be written in formal as well as informal language.
    • The blend of formal and informal language suits the school's mission and vision perfectly.
    • And what about informal and formal names for living things?

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