In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(change/improve/decline) gradualmente(decline/change/improve) paulatinamente(change/improve/decline) poco a poco(rise/slope) suavementeyou gradually get used to it — uno se va acostumbrando poco a poco
- The parliament is gradually getting its act together and is growing in confidence by the day.
- The family claim they were gradually abandoned on account of their lowly social status.
- He gradually built up a reputation and by the Sixties he was an international celebrity.
- Continue gradually adding all the flour until it is the consistency of a dough.
- The light seeped gradually through the trees as morning slowly came to the jungle.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.