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American English: /ruˈtin/
British English: /ruːˈtiːn/

Translation of routine in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable and uncountable (regular pattern) the daily routine
    la rutina diaria or cotidiana
    he soon settled into the office routine
    pronto se adaptó a la rutina de la oficina
    as a matter of routine
    como rutina
    it had become a matter of routine
    se había convertido en algo rutinario or de rutina
    Example sentences
    • You got your work done then, so that when the weekends came around, there would be no routines to follow or work to be done.
    • Each day, they followed a strict routine of work, ritual baths, and prayer.
    • They followed the same routine with other aspects of the project.
    1.2 uncountable (repetitive activity) the daily routine
  • 2 countable 2.1 (of gymnast, skater, comedian) let's go through that routine again
    volvamos a ensayar ese número
    Example sentences
    • For Dinah, the never-ending tap dance routines and smile-this-is-comedy faces are becoming old hat.
    • Many of the performances show amazing dance routines, and songs that fit well into the context of the film.
    • There is one unusual twist in the presentation though: Laurie performs with a DJ, who backs up her routines with minimalist dance music.
    2.2 (formula, patter) don't give me that old routine
    no me vengas con la misma cantinela [colloquial]
    the usual sales routine
    el típico discurso de vendedor
  • 3 (Computing)
    Example sentences
    • MPI provides many communication routines to aid the programmer in developing inter-process communication.
    • I created these menus and routines for both programs so that users need only be familiar with that menu to be productive in either one with minimal training.
    • A simple program calls the crypt routine, runs the hash on a word and then compares it to the password entry in the file.


  • 1 (regular, usual)
    de rutina
    the prescription of tranquilizers became routine
    recetar calmantes se convirtió en algo habitual
    Example sentences
    • It has not only allowed for wage savings but also facilitated a greater amount of control, as well as helping perform routine activities such as backing up files.
    • If you wouldn't mind stepping out of the car, we'll just perform a routine search and be on our way.
    • Many people resent this follow-up, which is simply a routine business procedure for the agent.
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