In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(usual piece of behavior)costumbre femininehábito masculinemasculine viciofeminine mala costumbremasculine mal hábitoto have revolting habits — tener muy malos modales
- eating habits — hábitos alimenticios
- as was her habit — como tenía por costumbre
- to fall into bad habits — adquirir malas costumbres
- to break / cure a habit — perder / quitarse una (mala) costumbre
- his habit of always interrupting — su (mala) costumbre de interrumpir todo el tiempo
- to be in the habit of -ing — tener por costumbre + inf
- to make a habit of -ing — adoptar la costumbre de + inf
- don't make a habit of it — que no se repita
- to have a habit of -ing — tener la manía de + inf
- to get sb into the habit of -ing — acostumbrar a algn a + inf
- to get oneself into the habit of -ing — acostumbrarse a + inf
- to get sb/oneself out of the habit of -ing — quitarle a algn/quitarse la costumbre de + inf
- People have a bad habit of comparing space travel with air travel.
- Jen's got a bad habit of working too hard on something though.
- I have a bad habit of staying in bed till the last minute and then scurrying about in the morning, rushing to get to whatever my first appointment of the day is.
- Riddled with guilt, I told her it was a bad habit and that I was going to stop.
- It is true the consequences of such a bad habit are severe.
- I have a bad habit of voicing my own true opinions.
- Our cat has developed an annoying habit of standing on people's faces during the night.
- Yes, if you hadn't noticed yet, Pat had a bad habit of swearing regularly.
- I have a bad habit of not closing the blinds properly or forgetting that the curtains are open.
- I watched a ton of television as a kid, so I have a bad habit of getting sucked into shows for hours.
- New research on the listening habits of music fans has revealed that many now plug in their ear-phones out of habit rather than for enjoyment.
- I had a bad habit of aggravating people; perhaps it was because they couldn't classify me.
- If there is a bad habit I should get rid of I guess it would be to stop criticizing people.
- I know it's a bad habit, eating sweets in he morning, but strawberry shortcake is my favorite food.
- I have a bad habit of going on trips and never recording my impressions of the places I've been too.
- I have a bad habit of saying yes, if you can call that a bad habit.
- The increase in childhood obesity is also largely due to eating and exercise habits rather than a tendency toward low fat diets.
- All groups maintained their regular eating habits over the 12 weeks.
- With dinner party after dinner party, it's difficult to not stray from your regular eating habits.
- It twists your stomach into knots and forces you to abandon any regular eating habits.
1.2(customary behavior)costumbre feminineout of sheer habit — por pura costumbre
1.3(dependence on nicotine, drugs)the habit — el vicio
- he now has a $100-a-day habit — ahora el vicio le cuesta 100 dólares diarios
- to be off the habit — haber dejado la droga
2Clothinghábito masculinea monk's/nun's habit — un hábito de monje/monja
- Standing on a parapet of fictive marble, dressed in the brown habit of his order, St Francis gazes intently at a wooden crucifix held between his crossed hands.
- Francis and the friars are costumed in simple gray habits (the chorus is dressed similarly).
- She has a lurid past of big yellow puffa skirts, fake orange tan and nun's habit dresses.
- On entry they were formally vested in a monastic habit, and wore a distinctive cap so that they were at once identifiable in the street.
- He donned the traditional brown Franciscan habit and sandals and took the name of his patron, St. Francis Solanus.
- Because I wore the habit of a religious order he saw me as a sort of expert, one who could get results.
- He wore one of those long brown monk habits accented with beads and rope, and sported a Friar Tuck-like haircut - the bowl cut.
- A label was developed for the easy, medium dry style of young white wine sold in inns throughout Germany which initially showed several nuns in brown habits against a bright blue sky.
- Walking out of the nunnery was Sister Elizabeth, dressed in full habit, using a wooden cane to get down the sidewalk easier.
- In his last decade in Rome he lived in a home run by the Blue Nuns, an Irish order so called because of the color of their habit.
- The order dropped its habits after the Vatican II council and required that Ochoa wear a white outfit only during prayers at one of the members' homes.
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