verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1 (menguar) [número/cantidad] to decrease, drop, fall; [desempleo/exportaciones/gastos] to decrease, drop, fall; [entusiasmo] to wane, diminish; [interés] to wane, diminish, fall off el número de fumadores ha disminuido the number of smokers has dropped o fallen o decreased los impuestos no disminuyeron there was no decrease o/or cut in taxes los casos de malaria han disminuido there has been a drop o fall o decrease in the number of malaria cases disminuyó la intensidad del viento the wind died down o/or dropped la agilidad disminuye con los años one becomes less agile with age
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 (reducir) [gastos/costos] to reduce, bring down, cut disminuimos la velocidad we reduced speed es un asunto muy grave y se intenta disminuir su importancia it is a very serious matter, and its importance is being played down el alcohol disminuye la rapidez de los reflejos alcohol slows down your reactions
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.