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downshift

Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnʃɪft/

Translation of downshift in Spanish:

noun/nombre

(American English/inglés norteamericano)
  • 1 (change to lower gear) cambio (masculine) a una velocidad inferior
    Example sentences
    • Like the V8 it mates to a five-speed automatic with adaptive shift control and a manual mode that matches engine revs on downshifts.
    • Best of all, the engine revs joyously through downshifts, providing a great exhaust note while telling the world this isn't your average TT.
    • Unlike traditional transmissions, the 7-speed will skip up to three gear ratios if necessary during downshifts, providing quick, smooth acceleration.
  • 2 (reduction in tempo) ralentización (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • But these downshifts do not bring you any closer to full-time Downers because they are voluntary moves that form a legitimate part of a self-chosen life project.
    • This goes back to careful thought around the future and what you hope to attain through the downshift.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

(American English/inglés norteamericano)
  • 1 (change to lower gear) cambiar a una velocidad inferior

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The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.