In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(get worse) empeorar(go back) retroceder
- Society in the past 50 years has known an extremely one-sided development, with science and technology making great strides while social life and culture have stagnated and retrogressed.
- Melanie let out a few barks, but slowly they retrogressed to a bitter growl.
- It's been struggling uphill some of time, and retrogressing much of the time, as well.
- His point was not that we should in fact retrogress, but that the future and the present can be imagined differently.
- I do hope that we were able to retrogress you back into the man our daughter loved, not the tepid person you currently are.
- Europe had retrogressed almost to a primitive way of life, wherein learning was preserved largely in the monasteries.
- This proves that her determination to fight AIDS and to seek justice is retrogressing rapidly.
- A lot of what is on our airwaves is not the kind of thing we want to institutionalise, and to not have a code, we think we have retrogressed.
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