In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(prisa)rushhurrylo hizo con tanta precipitación que era normal que se equivocara — she did it in such a rush / hurry that she was bound to make a mistake
- no hace falta tanta precipitación, tenemos tiempo de sobra — there's no need to rush / hurry, we've got plenty of time
2Meteorologyprecipitation formalhabrá precipitaciones débiles en el norte — there will be some light rain (or snow etc.) in the north
- cielo nuboso, con alguna precipitación — overcast with occasional showers
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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