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costumbre

Translation of costumbre in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 1 (de un individuo) habit tenía (la) costumbre de madrugar he was in the habit of getting up early, he used to get up early agarró la costumbre de estudiar por la noche she got into the habit of studying at night tiene por costumbre llamarme a esta hora he usually calls me at this time llegas tarde para no perder la costumbre you're late, as always o/or usual se van perdiendo las buenas costumbres good manners are becoming a thing of the past de costumbre usual se encontraron en el sitio/a la hora de costumbre they met at the usual place/time lo hizo mal, como de costumbre she did it wrong, as usual

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