In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(nivel/temperatura) to fall(nivel/temperatura) to drophacia allá desciende la numeración de la calle — the street numbers go down in that direction
1.2formal (desde una altura)(avión) to descendto descend formalto go downel avión empezó a descender — the plane began its descent / began to descend
- descendieron por la ladera oeste — they came down / descended the western face
- el sendero que desciende hasta el río — the path which goes down to the river
- los pasajeros descendieron a tierra — the passengers disembarked
1.3literaryto fallto descend literary(niebla) to descend literary
2.1(en una jerarquía)el hotel ha descendido de categoría — the hotel has been downgraded
- su disco ha descendido en la lista de éxitos — his record has gone down the charts
(de categoría, nivel)to go downto be relegated
3(proceder)descender de algn — to descend from sb formal
- descienden directamente de los incas — they are directly descended from / are direct descendants of the Incas
- desciende de una familia noble — he descends from a noble family
1to descend formalto go downto come down
2(empleado) to demote(empleado) to downgrade
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