Translation of colloquialism in Spanish:


palabra coloquial, n.

Pronunciation /kəˈloʊkwiəˌlɪzəm/ /kəˈləʊkwɪəlɪz(ə)m/


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    palabra coloquial feminine
    expresión coloquial feminine
    • The natural evolution of language has integrated colloquialisms, or slang words, into everyday speech, but it has also magnified complexities associated with English grammar.
    • Like all Indian dialects, my mother-tongue Konkani - an amalgam of coastal languages and regional colloquialisms - has its share of adages.
    • After drugs, the most frequent references and most expressive colloquialisms in The Hippie Dictionary deal with sexual intercourse and sexual organs.
    • The illustrations were augmented, and the entry and definition coverage expanded to include Americanisms, slang, and colloquialisms.
    • Both works also display Jones's preoccupation with the manifold dimensions of language through their deliberate echoes of African American dialects and colloquialisms.
    • And then we have a third team which are just reading contemporary texts, looking for interesting slang, colloquialisms, things from different varieties of English.
    • Cajun French, for the most part, is a spoken, unwritten language filled with colloquialisms and slang.
    • He was a quiet boy with an active imagination and he became captivated by the colloquialisms of the ordinary people around in Duagh.
    • Good conversation features colloquialisms, colour and the natural rhythm of speech.
    • And so too many of our current irritating colloquialisms, sloppy pronunciations, errors of grammar, newfangled meanings, slangy expressions-these can end up being part of the repertoire of Standard English in the future.
    • He peppers the storytelling with African-American colloquialisms and excursions into patois that echo his native Trinidad, the South, the street, the church and the bush.
    • She has continued to work at her English finding now that idioms and colloquialisms are the main problem.
    • Six years across the Atlantic in America haven't altered an accent that is still more Milton Keynes than mid-west, but his vocabulary is peppered with colloquialisms.
    • For the most part though, with its easy writing style and distinctly Kiwi colloquialisms, it's an enjoyably readable book.
    • Thus, she rather enjoyed smattering her generally formal English with a pot-pourri of colloquialisms and jokes - her energy made her teaching a lot of fun.
    • However, it is wise to avoid slang and colloquialisms in written work as these undermine the writer's authority.
    • It's an insult - the day parliamentary security staff were banned from using the term ‘mate’ and similar colloquialisms in public.
    • She and other employees go through extensive training that drills them in English phonetics, American colloquialisms, and such pop culture topics as movies and sports.
    • Although they have studied English for four years, one of the biggest problems they face when they come here is just getting used to our accents and our colloquialisms.
    • The interviews were taped, and the many brief quotations, with all the colloquialisms and speech oddities left in, are one of the most entertaining aspects of the book.