In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
adverbfurther, furthest, farthest, farther
1.1(in distance)lejosis it far into town? — ¿el centro queda lejos?
- how far can you swim? — ¿qué distancia puedes hacer a nado?
- how far are we from Houston? — ¿qué tan lejos estamos de Houston?
- it's not far to go now — ya falta / queda poco
- we hadn't gone far when it started raining — al ratito de salir empezó a llover
- you won't get far without money — sin dinero no llegarás muy lejos
- I'll race you as far as that tree — te juego una carrera hasta ese árbol
- far away in the distance — a lo lejos
- your name came quite far down the list — tu nombre estaba hacia el final de la lista
- the line of people stretched far into the distance — la fila de gente se perdía a lo lejos
- you could hear the noise from far off — se podía oír el ruido desde muy lejos
- he swam far out to sea — se adentró nadando en el mar
- Far in the distance floated the sonorous and mournful cry of the imam calling the midday prayers.
- Then he looked out in the distance, far beyond the airfield and the prairie that rushed to meet it.
- You can see the bus stop across the pavement, the cliffs far in the distance and even into our neighbour's back garden.
- Those who stand far distant from it might find it easy to pronounce upon her fate.
- Maura squinted into the sun, looking out to the spreading lands far in the distant.
- Mist fills the middle ground, and the background mountains appear to be far in the distance.
- From somewhere to his left, far in the distance, came the yowl of a large, angry cat.
- The horizon is low, the masts and hulks of the ships making a series of horizontals and verticals receding far into the distance.
- Your thoughts can take a course of their own and connect two points or places far apart in both distance and time.
- A blanket of stars was sparkling above them and a crescent moon sat far in the distance.
- Silver blue mountains far to the east were haloed with deep crimson from the rising sun.
- The mountains looming far to my right, the West Alps told me we had crossed into France.
1.2(in progress)the plans are now quite far advanced — los planes están ya muy avanzados
- the situation has deteriorated so far that … — la situación se ha deteriorado hasta tal punto, que …
- they've taken this stupid rivalry too far — han llevado demasiado lejos esta estúpida rivalidad
- you don't get far these days without languages — hoy en día sin idiomas no se llega a ninguna parte
- that girl will go far — esa chica va a llegar lejos
- £20 doesn't go far these days — hoy no se hace nada con 20 libras
- you were too far gone to notice anything — estabas demasiado ido para darte cuenta de nada
1.3(in time)Christmas isn't far away / off now — ya falta / queda poco para Navidad
- I can't remember that far back — no recuerdo cosas tan lejanas
- I haven't planned that far ahead — no he hecho planes tan a largo plazo
- how far in advance do you have to book? — ¿con cuánta antelación hay que hacer la reserva?
- we talked far into the night — estuvimos hablando hasta altas horas de la noche
1.4(in extent, degree)will one packet go far enough to feed six? — ¿alcanzará / bastará con un paquete para seis personas?
- the new legislation doesn't go far enough — la nueva legislación no tiene el alcance necesario
- this has gone far enough! — esto ya pasa de castaño oscuro
- how far would you agree with that statement? — ¿hasta qué punto está usted de acuerdo con esa afirmación?
- it's a working relationship and that's as far as it goes — es una relación de trabajo y nada más
- how far are they prepared to go with their demands? — ¿hasta dónde están dispuestos a llegar con sus demandas?
- she can't be far off 70 — debe andar cerca de / alrededor de los 70
- our estimates weren't too far out — no nos equivocamos mucho en los cálculos
- far removed from the original idea — muy alejado de la idea original
2(very much)far superior/different — muy superior/distinto
- far better/worse/more — mucho mejor/peor/más
- the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages — las ventajas superan ampliamente / con mucho las desventajas
- she far outshines the rest of the class — deja al resto de la clase muy atrás
- you've taken far too much — te has servido demasiado
adjectivefurther, furthest, farthest, farther
1(distant)lejanoin the far distance — a lo lejos
- in a far country — en un país lejano
- On a fine day the southern tip of Walney Island can be glimpsed on the horizon along with Piel Castle in the far distance.
- I don't see the sky, wide and open, or the hills, range on range, fading into the far distance.
- It was low tide and in the far distance, perhaps a full mile away, lay the distant glint of the sea.
- The only other signs of human life were a couple of windscreens glinting in the far distance.
- A pair of conical shapes away in the far distance had me confused before I realised they must be the Paps of Jura.
- From up here the city of Brisbane is nothing more than a white dot in the far distance.
- All we could hear were the whisper of water and the roar of a speedboat in the far distance.
- In the far distance, at the unbroken horizon, the sea melds indistinguishably with the sky.
- Pimlico to Woodburn has been fairly prosperous so the salt water must be pushing up into the far reaches of the river.
- When the director was ready, Hamilton waved to the actress, who was now a dot in the far distance, and she began to move.
- In the far distance, along the humping road, an army truck crawls up the horizon towards us.
- He glanced out the inch-thick glass set in the ship's hull beside him, into the far reaches of space.
- Yet here in the far reaches of the European world, such conceptions of love are dragged back into the shadows.
- Snaefell, the highest hill on the Isle of Man, can just be spotted in the far distance.
- It was all about the people and their historic journey into the far reaches of space.
- Out in the country, haze in the distance shrouds the far farmsteads and banks of trees.
- We found a pretty stream behind the local houses, with golden fields stretching away to the far distance.
2(most distant)at the far end of the room — en el otro extremo de la habitación
- on the far bank of the river — al otro lado / en la otra orilla del río
- Ayako made her way down towards her desk that was situated towards the far end of the large room.
- With good British perversity, Sutherland is of course in the far NORTH of Scotland.
- The silver must have been imported from the far north, Turkey, maybe even Central Asia.
- With views across the far north of Scotland and beyond to Orkney, the panorama is one of the best from any mountain.
- The Swift is a common summer visitor everywhere except in the far north and west Scotland.
- The climate of the far north of Italy may be continental while that of central and southern Italy is Mediterranean.
- Wayne Finnie's long throw was headed on by Graham Knight finding Cormack unmarked at the far post, who fired home.
3(extreme)she's on the far right of the party — está en la extrema derecha del partido
- she lives in the far north of the country — vive bien al norte del país
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