peculiar

adj.
1 typical, characteristic.
2 peculiar (raro, curioso).
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peculiar
adjetivo
1 (raro) peculiar
2 (característico) particular, personal
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adj.
peculiar
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ADJ
1) (=particular, característico) particular

su peculiar manera de ver las cosas — his particular way of seeing things, his own individual way of seeing things

un rasgo peculiar de su carácter — a particular o characteristic trait of his

tiene un carácter muy peculiar — he's got a very individual personality

una característica peculiar del paisaje andaluz — a characteristic peculiar to the landscape of Andalusia

2) (=raro) peculiar, unusual

su comportamiento es un tanto peculiar — his behaviour is a bit peculiar o unusual

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adjetivo
1) (característico) particular

un rasgo peculiar — a particular trait

las características peculiares de este país — the characteristics peculiar to this country

con su peculiar buen humor — with his characteristic good humor

2) (poco común, raro) <sensación> peculiar, unusual
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= peculiar, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].
Ex. However, by 1900 the motor car was beginning to develop its own peculiar form of engineering, and since then we have had aviation engineering, nuclear engineering and control engineering.
Ex. 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
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* muy peculiar = highly distinctive.
* peculiar de = peculiar to.
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adjetivo
1) (característico) particular

un rasgo peculiar — a particular trait

las características peculiares de este país — the characteristics peculiar to this country

con su peculiar buen humor — with his characteristic good humor

2) (poco común, raro) <sensación> peculiar, unusual
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= peculiar, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].

Ex: However, by 1900 the motor car was beginning to develop its own peculiar form of engineering, and since then we have had aviation engineering, nuclear engineering and control engineering.

Ex: 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
* muy peculiar = highly distinctive.
* peculiar de = peculiar to.

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peculiar
adjective
A (característico) particular
es un rasgo peculiar de su personalidad it's a particular trait of his
su peculiar modo de escribir her own particular o individual way of writing
las características peculiares de este país the characteristics peculiar to this country
reaccionó con su peculiar buen humor he reacted with his characteristic o usual good humor
B (poco común, raro) ‹sensación› peculiar, unusual
con características muy peculiares with very unusual characteristics
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peculiar adjetivo
1 (característico) particular;
un rasgo peculiar a particular trait;

con su peculiar buen humor with his characteristic good humor
2 (poco común, raro) ‹sensaciónpeculiar, unusual
peculiar adjetivo
1 (inusual, raro) peculiar, odd: esta comida tiene un sabor peculiar, this meal has a peculiar taste
2 (que es propio de algo/alguien) characteristic, distinctive: tiene una peculiar manera de andar, she has a distinctive way of walking
'peculiar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
particular
- propia
- propio
- singular
- suya
- suyo
- tic
- hispanismo
- peregrino
English:
peculiar
- set-up
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peculiar adj
1. [característico] typical, characteristic;
tiene el sabor peculiar de la cebolla it has the characteristic o distinctive taste of onion;
trabajaba con su peculiar seriedad he worked with characteristic seriousness
2. [raro, curioso] peculiar;
tiene una manera muy peculiar de hacer las cosas she has a very peculiar o strange way of doing things
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peculiar
adj
1 (singular) peculiar, odd
2 (característico) typical
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peculiar adj
1) característico: particular, characteristic
2) raro: peculiar, uncommon
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peculiar adj characteristic

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