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usar

Translation of usar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: usarse verbo pronominal

  • (en tercera persona) (especialmente América Latina) (estar de moda) See examples: el fucsia es el color que más se va a usar esta temporada
    fuchsia is set to be the most popular color o [familiar] the in-color this season
    cuando se usaba la maxifalda
    when long skirts were in fashion
    se usan muchísimo las prendas de cuero
    leather clothing is very popular
    ya no se usa hacer fiestas de compromiso
    it's not very common to have an engagement party nowadays

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