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"Wane" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "menguar", and "subside" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "hundirse". Learn more about the difference between "wane" and "subside" below.
wane
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (astronomy)
a. menguar
We had a full moon two nights ago, so now it's waning.Tuvimos luna llena hace dos noches, así que ahora está menguando.
2. (to diminish)
a. decaer
The king's strength is waning, and he still has no heir.La fuerza del rey está decayendo y todavía no tiene heredero.
b. declinar
Interest in couples' dancing was waning in the sixties.El interés por el baile de salón declinó en los años sesenta.
c. disminiuir
At that point in American history, the popularity of periwigs was waning.En ese momento de la historia estadounidense, la popularidad de las pelucas estaba disminuyendo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of waning)
a. el menguante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The astrologer warned her of some strange occurrences during the wane of the moon.El astrólogo le advirtió sobre unos sucesos extraños durante el menguante de la luna.
4. (loss)
a. el declive
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Older generations are witnessing the wane of popular traditions.Las generaciones mayores están presenciando el declive de las tradiciones populares.
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subside
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to sink)
a. hundirse
The road was closed because it had subsided.La carretera estaba cerrada porque se había hundido.
b. dejarse caer
I was so exhausted that I just subsided onto the couch and went to sleep.Estaba tan agotada que me dejé caer en el sofá y me quedé dormida.
2. (to become lower)
a. bajar
The floods started to subside on Tuesday night.Las inundaciones empezaron a bajar el martes por la noche.
b. bajar de nivel
We can't put the power back on until the water subsides.No podemos volver a conectar la electricidad hasta que las aguas bajen de nivel.
3. (to weaken)
a. amainar
The high winds that have been battering the coast will subside by this evening.Los vientos fuertes que han azotado la costa amainarán esta tarde.
4. (to diminish)
a. bajar
You must rest to give the inflammation time to subside.Debe guardar reposo para que la inflamación tenga tiempo de bajar.
b. disminuir
After a bad night, the patient's fever began to subside this morning.Después de pasar una noche mala, la fiebre del paciente empezó a disminuir esta mañana.
c. apagarse
It took a while for the laughter to subside.Las risas tardaron un rato en irse apagando.
d. calmarse
The unrest on the streets has subsided since last week.Los disturbios callejeros se calmaron desde la semana pasada.
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