In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(go more slowly)(walker/runner) aflojar el paso(walker/runner) aminorar la marcha(vehicle/driver) reducir la velocidad(speaker) hablar más despacioshe's slowing down as she gets older — se está haciendo más lenta a medida que envejece
1.2informal (be less active)tomarse las cosas con más calma
2.1(process) hacer más lento(process) ralentizar(process) enlentecerthe weight he is carrying slows him down — el peso que lleva lo hace ir más lento
2.2(engine/vehicle) reducir la velocidad de
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