In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Medicineseriousnessla gravedad de sus lesiones — the seriousness / severity of her wounds
- ha experimentado una leve mejoría dentro de la gravedad — she has improved slightly although she is still in a serious condition / her condition is still serious
- está herido de gravedad — (como consecuencia de un accidente) he is seriously injured
2(de una situación, un problema)seriousnessgravityes un asunto de mucha gravedad — it is a matter of great seriousness
3gravityseriousnessseriousnessandaba con mucha gravedad — she carried herself with great poise / composure
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