In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de un individuo)habittenía (la) costumbre de madrugar — he was in the habit of getting 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 / 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
2(de un país, pueblo)customsegún los usos y costumbres de nuestra región — according to the customs and traditions of our region
- no es costumbre en nuestro país festejar la Navidad — it is not customary / it is not the custom to celebrate Christmas in our country
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