In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(seven times as much or as many)(increase) al séptuple(decrease/reduction) a la séptima partethere was a sevenfold reduction in accidents — el número de accidentes se redujo a la séptima parte
2(having seven parts)the reasons for selling now are sevenfold — hay siete razones por las cuales se vende ahora
1(multiply/to increase) al séptuple(to decrease) a la séptima parteeducation spending increased sevenfold — el gasto en educación aumentó al séptuple
- the figure fell sevenfold — la cifra bajó a la séptima parte
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