In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ánimo/fuerzas) to flag(interés/popularidad) to wane(popularidad/interés) to fall off(popularidad/interés) to diminish¡que no decaiga! — keep it up!
- el ritmo de trabajo ha decaído considerablemente — the work rate has fallen off / declined considerably
2(restaurante/barrio) to go downhill(calidad/popularidad) to declineel prestigio de la compañía ha decaído mucho — the company's prestige has declined / waned considerably
3(civilización/imperio) to decay(civilización/imperio) to decline
4(enfermo) to deteriorate
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