Adjective(1) characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
(1) If I need to respond, I do so in colloquial English using my thickest Northern accent.(2) In all these collections, Neruda turns to a simple style and colloquial language to talk about objects of everyday life.(3) Either it was done in a great hurry, or the translator has only a passing acquaintance with colloquial English.(4) Your purchase is rational in the normal, colloquial sense of the word but not necessarily in the social science meaning.(5) A boom is a colloquial term for an economy that is expanding above the GDP's average annual growth.(6) Her ear for colloquial phrases and conversational interplay is equally impressive.(7) The production cries out for a better translation than the uncredited one that veers between stilted and colloquial .(8) 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.(9) Second, the Arabic tutor will most likely be teaching you a colloquial form of Arabic rather than modern standard Arabic.(10) She taught colloquial English at Tsuruga College in Japan at the age of 16 as part of an exchange program.(11) His highly colloquial use of the language had seemed cute at first.(12) Shepard has a gift for combining lyrical description with a colloquial voice.(13) This is the origin of the colloquial use of ├ö├ç├┐coconut├ö├ç├û to refer to one's head.(14) It is to this group of ancient hominids that the term ├ö├ç├┐ape man├ö├ç├û is most commonly applied today, but the term is informal or colloquial .(15) He uses refined colloquial language with a rhythm that is light and quick, an unhesitating flow that propels the poem and carries the reader.(16) However, until the 1920s, few local recipe books used the colloquial name, and then sometimes only as a subtitle.
(1) colloquial language :: omgangstaal
1. informal ::
3. everyday ::
4. nonliterary ::
5. unofficial ::
6. idiomatic ::
8. vernacular ::
9. popular ::
10. demotic ::
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3. literary ::
colloquial, colloquialism, colloquialisms, colloquially
Word Example from TV Shows
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...to replace the more COLLOQUIAL
but less precise "neener-neener."
The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 15
It's COLLOQUIAL. A conversation opener.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 9
English to Afrikaans Dictionary: colloquial
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