In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.2(reach)llegarher hair came down to her waist — el pelo le llegaba hasta / a la cintura
1.3(collapse)(wall/ceiling) caerse(wall/ceiling) venirse abajothis building is due to come down next year — van a demoler / derribar este edificio el año que viene
1.4(plane) aterrizar(plane) caerthe plane came down in the sea — el avión cayó en el mar
2(decrease)(price/temperature/pressure) bajarshe's come down in my estimation — ha bajado en mi estima
- they've come down in the world — (se) han venido a menos
3.1(from the north)venirJack's coming down for Christmas — Jack va a venir a pasar la Navidad aquí
3.2British (from university)I came down in 1978 — me licencié en 1978
4(decide)to come down against/in favor of sth/sb — fallar en contra/a favor de algo/algn
- the shareholders have come down in favor of the proposal — los accionistas han resuelto aceptar la propuesta
- the arbitrator came down on the side of the union — el árbitro falló a favor del sindicato
- she came down on her parents' side — se puso de parte de sus padres
5(from drug)bajar slang
6(be passed down, inherited)the ring came down to her from her mother — heredó el anillo de su madre
- few works have come down to us from that period — nos han llegado pocas obras de ese período
7(deal with)to come down on sb/sth
- the firm comes down severely on absenteeism — la empresa trata el ausentismo con mano dura
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