decrease
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decrease(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cause to go down)
a. disminuir
Our aim is to decrease our impact on the environment.Nuestro objetivo es disminuir el impacto sobre el medio ambiente.
b. reducir
You can take simple steps to decrease the amount of fat in your body.Puedes seguir pasos sencillos para reducir la cantidad de grasa en tu cuerpo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to go down)
a. disminuir
As the pain decreased, he felt better.A medida que disminuía el dolor, se sentía mejor.
b. decaer
I was a huge fan at first, but my enthusiasm decreased with time.Al principio era un seguidor acérrimo, pero, con el tiempo, mi entusiamo decayó.
c. decrecer
The number of applications to enroll has decreased.Ha decrecido el número de solicitudes de inscripción.
d. bajar
Prices have decreased now that the new model has come on the market.Los precios han bajado ahora que el nuevo modelo salió a la venta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (reduction)
a. la disminución
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This could explain the decrease in the mortality rate.Esto podría explicar la disminución del índice de mortalidad.
b. la reducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company announced a decrease in their prices.La empresa anunció una reducción de los precios.
c. el descenso
(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).
We have noticed a decrease in student numbers.Hemos notado un descenso en el número de estudiantes.
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decrease
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la reducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la disminución
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to be on the decreaseestar disminuyendo, decrecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. disminuir, reducir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. disminuir, reducirse
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decrease
noun
[ˈdiːkriːs] (gen) disminución (f); reducción (f); (in wages) descenso (m); bajada (f); (in prices) bajada (f); disminución (f)
a decrease in speed/strength una reducción de velocidad/fuerza; a decrease of 50% una reducción del 50%; to be on the decrease ir disminuyendo
transitive verb
[diːˈkriːs] [+quantity, pressure, dose, speed] disminuir; reducir; [+wages] bajar; reducir
decrease speed gradually as you approach the roundabout
intransitive verb
[diːˈkriːs]
1 [+power, strength, popularity, temperature, pressure] disminuir; [+enthusiasm, interest] disminuir; decaer
to decrease by 10% bajar or disminuir un 10%
2 (Knitting) menguar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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