In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(incremento)riseincreasepedir un aumento — to ask for a pay raise US
- las tarifas experimentarán / sufrirán un ligero aumento — there will be a small increase / rise in fares
- la tensión va en aumento — tension is growing / mounting / increasing
- el aumento de las cotizaciones en las bolsas — the rise in stock market prices
- la velocidad del cuerpo va en aumento a medida que … — the speed of the object increases as …
- aumento de algo
- aumento de peso — increase in weight
- aumento de temperatura — rise in temperature
- aumento de precio — price rise / increase
- aumento de sueldo — pay rise
2Opticsmagnificationun microscopio de 20 aumentos — a microscope with a magnifying power / magnification of 20
- tiene gafas / (Latin America) lentes con / de mucho aumento — he wears glasses with very strong lenses
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