Translation of informal in Spanish:

informal

informal, adj.

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɔːm(ə)l//ɪnˈfɔrməl/

adjective

  • 1

    (casual)
    (party/atmosphere) informal
    we're very informal in this office en esta oficina el ambiente es muy informal
    • they speak to their superiors in an informal manner tratan a sus superiores sin ceremonias
    • We asked them to be fairly informal in their dress and not to carry clip boards or briefcases but to carry the questionnaires around in plastic bags.
    • Dress is informal and music will be provided by the Brose Walsh Band.
    • Many locals dress in period costume to set the tone for the afternoon, but the dress code is informal, so no one needs to feel pressured.
    • The Croydon Symphony Orchestra was at work in informal dress; in shirt-sleeves, jeans and other casual clothes.
    • Tickets are now available priced at £20 and 30 euro and the dress code is informal.
    • Cate nodded and slipped out of her informal dress that she had worn all day.
    • Fernandes' informal wear had that wily old politician and general Fidel Ramos envious.
    • It was more like a dress jacket with black pants because he had leaned towards the informal side and wasn't wearing a tie or a vest.
    • So if you don't have that much time left before you wedding, an informal dress could be a good choice.
    • He liked jazz, preferred informal dress, didn't much care for hunting and shooting, and was openly contemptuous of red carpets.
    • This identified him as a doctor, yet he wore simple, informal clothes.
    • Dress in class is informal, although men should consider a tie for more formal occasions.
    • Remember however that most reservation only dining restaurants require formal or informal dress attire as well.
    • Some people were wearing suits while a few others were in informal clothing.
    • She now wore a low-cut pink top that flirted with the school's informal dress code.
    • Most performers wear the informal street clothes of a 26-year-old garage mechanic.
  • 2

    (not official)
    (agreement/meeting) informal
    • It's a friendly, informal place, and easy to relax in.
    • It is an army establishment and although run on military lines the atmosphere is easy, informal and friendly.
    • Last night I attended the informal opening of a friend's bar on 2nd Avenue.
    • But more people were coming into Yorkshire on business and on informal holidays, visiting friends and relatives.
    • The twins were delighted with the atmosphere and the informal nature of the celebrations.
    • Consequently it has a very informal style, spilling down a hillside on the Atlantic coast with sections divided between limestone boulders.
    • Refreshments were provided and enjoyed by all in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
    • Be prepared to share a table as the idea here is to create an informal and easy going atmosphere.
    • Many people dislike his informal style of leadership.
    • This will be an informal gathering of friends and neighbours and all who would like to come along are invited to do so.
    • She wins a £100 prize for the photograph that judges decided best summed up the friendly and informal atmosphere of the event.
    • That kind of thing helps create the friendly, informal atmosphere that makes the blogosphere so much fun to be a part of.
    • The atmosphere is relaxed, informal and friendly.
    • I generally spent most of what I had on used records, then lent them to friends in informal return for their holdings.
    • Part of the appeal of tutoring is the informal nature of the job and the casual, friendly relationship it allows tutors and faculty members to develop.
    • A lot of what makes weblogs interesting is their personal, ephemeral, and informal nature.
    • We immediately relaxed into the restaurant's friendly, informal atmosphere.
    • The service throughout was extremely friendly and the informal atmosphere was enhanced by the fact that we felt we could have sat there all afternoon if we had wanted to.
    • The building will be open to everyone, the atmosphere will be friendly, inclusive and informal.
    • He is undoubtedly a purist, but he writes from the heart in an informal style that welcomes the reader as a close friend.
  • 3

    Linguistics
    (register/expression) coloquial
    (register/expression) familiar
    • It is apparent that the writing style is simple and informal.
    • This function of informal language will generate terms and labels that differ from official usage in several ways.
    • It should feel like an informal conversation between people with the same goals, all trying to explore and surface good thinking.
    • This involved brief informal conversations with the women about their attitudes regarding the men who pass by their windows.
    • These languages are not merely a set of informal gestures, nor are they a signed version of any particular spoken language.
    • The content of websites can be written in formal as well as informal language.
    • They speak English in formal discourse or political discussions and shift to Patois in informal conversation and gossip.
    • Iago is particularly clever at varying his language across the formal / informal register to suit his listeners.
    • Idiomatic usages are usually colloquial and informal, more or less obvious figurative extensions of ordinary uses.
    • I was completely entranced listening to their informal conversation and subsequent business discussion, sitting there with a stupid smile on my face.
    • Heritage language learners often speak informal dialects and/or registers of their respective languages.
    • It is not unusual for Coloreds to combine the two languages in a distinctive, informal local dialect.
    • A small percentage of the students admit that sometimes both they and their parents speak an informal language variety at home.
    • Within months, the discussions turned from informal to formal.
    • There is considerable lexical borrowing and linguistic code switching in informal conversation.
    • Stories are shared through the media, seminars, and classes and during informal conversations in the workplace.
    • The blend of formal and informal language suits the school's mission and vision perfectly.
    • No matter how serious minded the intention behind the blog, the Internet forces the writer into shortened, informal style.
    • And what about informal and formal names for living things?
    • It is helped by market research showing that the British public is starting to like the Liverpool accent again; it sounds friendly and informal.