increase
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increase(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make greater)
a. aumentar
The factory has increased production during the last year.La fábrica ha aumentado su producción durante el último año.
b. subir
The company increased the prices of its products.La compañía subió los precios de sus productos.
c. incrementar
The demand increases the supply.La demanda incrementa la oferta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to become greater)
a. aumentar
Camera quality on smartphones has increased thanks to new technology.La calidad de las cámaras en los teléfonos inteligentes aumentó gracias a nuevas tecnologías.
b. subir
Temperatures are increasing at a rapid pace.Las temperaturas están subiendo a un paso muy rápido.
c. incrementarse
Salaries have increased by 25% since 2002.Los salarios se han incrementado en un 25 % desde 2002.
d. crecer
Businesses have increased in number but not in size.Los negocios han crecido en número pero no en tamaño.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (rise)
a. el aumento
(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 crime increase in 2015 is a reason for serious concern.El aumento de la criminalidad en 2015 es un motivo de preocupación grave.
b. la subida
(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 tax increase will have an enormous impact on society.La subida de los impuestos tendrá un gran impacto social.
c. el incremento
(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).
There was an increase in sales of 50% over the previous year.Se produjo un incremento del 50 % en las ventas con respecto al año anterior.
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increase
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el aumento
(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).
2. (in price, temperature)
a. la subida
(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 increaseir en aumento
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. aumentar
to increase one's effortsesforzarse más
to increase one's speedacelerar, aumentar la velocidad
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. aumentar
to increase in pricesubir de precio
to increase in valueaumentar de valor
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increase
intransitive verb
[ɪnˈkriːs] [+number, size, speed, pain] aumentar; [+prices, temperature, pressure] subir; aumentar; [+wages, salaries, productivity, popularity] aumentar
to increase in number aumentar; to increase in weight/volume/size/value aumentar de peso/volumen/tamaño/valor; to increase by 100 aumentar en 100; to increase from 8% to 10% aumentar de 8 a 10 por ciento
[ɪnˈkriːs]
transitive verb
[+number, size, speed, pain] aumentar; [+prices, temperature, pressure] subir; aumentar; [+wages, salaries, taxes, interest rates, productivity] aumentar
to increase one's efforts redoblar sus esfuerzos; there has been an increased interest in his work ha aumentado el interés por su trabajo; profits were the result of increased efficiency los beneficios eran el resultado de una mayor eficiencia
[ˈɪnkriːs]
noun
(gen) aumento (m); incremento (m); [of prices] subida (f); aumento (m)
an increase in size/volume un aumento de tamaño/volumen; an increase of £5/10% un aumento de 5 libras/del 10 por ciento; to be on the increase estar or ir en aumento
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