In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(nine times as much or as many)(decrease/reduction) a la novena partethey detected a ninefold increase in radiation levels — detectaron que los niveles de radiación habían aumentado a nueve veces la cifra anterior
- there was a ninefold reduction in admissions — las admisiones se redujeron a la novena parte
2(having nine parts)the reasons for this situation are ninefold — hay nueve razones detrás de esta situación
1(to decrease) a la novena parteimports increased ninefold — las importaciones aumentaron a nueve veces la cifra anterior
- robbery cases fell ninefold — los casos de robo bajaron a la novena parte
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