In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(five times as much or as many)(increase) al quíntuple(reduction/decrease) a la quinta partethere was a fivefold reduction in profits — los beneficios se redujeron en un 80%
2(having five parts)our reasons for this decision are fivefold — hay cinco razones detrás de nuestra decisión
1(multiply/to increase) al quíntuple(to decrease) a la quinta parte(to decrease) en un 80%healthcare spending increased fivefold — el gasto en asistencia sanitaria aumentó al quíntuple
- the debt fell fivefold — la deuda bajó en un 80%
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