- 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
- 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
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In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.