Translation of colloquial in Spanish:


coloquial, adj.

Pronunciation /kəˈloʊkwiəl/ /kəˈləʊkwɪəl/

See Spanish definition of coloquial


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    (term/expression/style) coloquial
    (term/expression/style) familiar
    it is written in colloquial English está escrito en un inglés coloquial
    • I had four or five Chinese dialects at my disposal, phrases in colloquial English, and of course, Malay.
    • The language is often colloquial and vigorous.
    • In some places the use of more colloquial language seems to work and not detract from the original gospels, but in other places it came across to me as contrived.
    • He uses refined colloquial language with a rhythm that is light and quick, an unhesitating flow that propels the poem and carries the reader.
    • In all these collections, Neruda turns to a simple style and colloquial language to talk about objects of everyday life.
    • Ira had a great ear for colloquial language, especially the language of sports.
    • If I need to respond, I do so in colloquial English using my thickest Northern accent.
    • Either it was done in a great hurry, or the translator has only a passing acquaintance with colloquial English.
    • She taught colloquial English at Tsuruga College in Japan at the age of 16 as part of an exchange program.
    • Her ear for colloquial phrases and conversational interplay is equally impressive.
    • His highly colloquial use of the language had seemed cute at first.
    • Often they alone preserved the colloquial speech, the real language of everyday use.
    • It is to this group of ancient hominids that the term ‘ape man’ is most commonly applied today, but the term is informal or colloquial.
    • Shepard has a gift for combining lyrical description with a colloquial voice.
    • Your purchase is rational in the normal, colloquial sense of the word but not necessarily in the social science meaning.
    • However, until the 1920s, few local recipe books used the colloquial name, and then sometimes only as a subtitle.
    • A boom is a colloquial term for an economy that is expanding above the GDP's average annual growth.
    • Second, the Arabic tutor will most likely be teaching you a colloquial form of Arabic rather than modern standard Arabic.
    • This is the origin of the colloquial use of ‘coconut’ to refer to one's head.
    • The production cries out for a better translation than the uncredited one that veers between stilted and colloquial.