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"Disminuir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to reduce", and "preposición" is a noun which is often translated as "preposition". Learn more about the difference between "disminuir" and "preposición" below.
disminuir(
dees
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mee
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nweer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to lessen)
a. to reduce
Al tomar una curva, tienes que disminuir la velocidad.You have to reduce your speed when taking a bend.
b. to cut (expenses)
Nuestro objetivo es disminuir los gastos.Our aim is to cut expenses.
c. to bring down (prices)
Una mayor competencia les ha forzado a disminuir los precios.Increased competition has forced them to bring down their prices.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to lessen)
a. to decrease
Los precios han disminuido en un 20%.Prices have decreased by 20%.
b. to drop (level or quantity)
Se espera que las temperaturas disminuyan en los próximos días.Temperatures are expected to drop in the next few days.
c. to fall (level or quantity)
El tipo de interés disminuyó de un cinco a un cuatro por ciento.The rate of interest fell from five to four per cent.
d. to diminish (enthusiasm or power)
A pesar de las idas y venidas de la moda, su prestigio no ha disminuido.In spite of the comings and goings in fashion, its prestige hasn't diminished
e. to wane (enthusiasm or power)
El interés en ese tipo de libros está disminuyendo.Interest in that kind of book is waning.
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preposición(
preh
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poh
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see
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (grammar)
a. preposition
En la frase "estoy loco por ti" la preposición es la palabra "por".In the phrase "I am crazy for you," the preposition is the word "for".
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