Translation of "colloquial" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /kəˈləʊ.kwi.əl/ us /-ˈloʊ-/

(of words and expressions) informal and more suitable for use in speech than in writing

colloquial speech
colloquially adverb uk /-i/ us

(Translation of “colloquial” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /kəˈləukwiəl/

of or used in everyday informal, especially spoken, language

a colloquial expression.
colloquially adverb

Pittsburgh is known colloquially as ’The City of Bridges’ and ’The Steel City’.
colloquialism noun

an expression used in colloquial language

expresión coloquial
A well-known colloquialism is that, ’In time of war, the first casualty is truth.’

(Translation of “colloquial” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)