Translation of usual in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈjuːʒuəl/


  • [method/response/comment] acostumbrado, habitual, usual; [time/place/route] de siempre, de costumbre; [clothes/appearance] de costumbre she wasn't her usual self no era la de siempre we've had more snow than usual this winter este invierno ha nevado más que de costumbre or más de lo normal as usual como de costumbre, como siempre everybody was grumbling about the weather — as usual! todos se quejaban del mal tiempo — ¡como de costumbre! or [irónico] ¡para variar! business as usual estamos abiertos as is usual at these events como suele ocurrir or pasar en estas ocasiones it is usual for candidates to apply in writing lo normal or habitual es que los candidatos hagan su solicitud por escrito the usual thing lo de siempre the usual thing is for everybody to take part lo normal es que todos participen
    More example sentences
    • We had a bit of a chat and as usual Eric had me laughing like a drain with his dry observations on life.
    • I told Megan that it was just a cold, but as usual she got worried and told me to visit the doctor.
    • The usual terms and conditions apply.


[colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural)
  • 1.1 (customary thing) to do/say the usual hacer*/decir* lo de siempre 1.2 (drink, order) my o the usual, please lo de siempre, por favor

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