In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(descenso fuerte)sharp dropsharp fallla Bolsa ha dado un bajón — the Stock Exchange index has suffered a sharp fall
- ha dado un bajón este semestre — he has gone downhill this semester
2(de ánimo)depressionen los últimos meses ha dado un bajón — he's gone downhill in the last few months
3(de salud)ya estaba mejor y de pronto dio un bajón tremendo — she was getting better when suddenly she took a turn for the worse
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