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(fly) altothe tower loomed high over the town — la torre se erguía / se alzaba por encima de la ciudad
- the mountain towered high above us — la montaña se elevaba dominante sobre nosotros
- they built ever higher — construían cada vez más alto
- high in the sky — en lo alto del cielo
- high overhead — en las alturas
- high up — en lo alto
- if you go a bit higher up, you'll get a better view — si subes un poco más, tendrás mejor vista
- the Bears are fairly high in the league — los Bears están entre los primeros de la liga
- it's pretty high (up) on the agenda — es uno de los asuntos más importantes
- The circular table in his office is piled high with newspapers and books that he intends to read if only he could find the time.
- The female builds the nest, which is located on a horizontal branch high up in a conifer tree.
- The decor is sparse and dated, but staff are friendly and keen to explain the different dishes. There is no wait service - you just grab a tray and pile it high.
- Exploding gas tanks launched huge fireballs and black plumes of smoke high into the air.
- Some athletes take steroids in the hopes that they will improve their ability to run faster, hit farther, lift heavier weights, jump higher, or have more endurance.
- The shade in which they had been resting was rapidly disappearing as the sun rose high into the sky.
- So, despite these edicts, new apartment houses continued to be built five or six storeys high.
- All of the larger lakes in Gran Canaria are situated high up in the mountains.
- But some governments placed it higher on their agendas than others.
- In one corner of the room sat a desk and chair, both made of maple wood and piled high with various papers.
- Any visit to his house was likely to involve a discussion about the placing of a sculpture or just how high on the wall a tapestry should hang.
- Around ten minutes to three I observe a plane flying high overhead and heading out towards the Atlantic.
- Our main focus is on promoting young talent and we are developing this sponsorship to recognise individuals who aim high and work hard.
- At last they stopped to eat and rest again, as the sun reached its zenith high above.
- He was balding, pudgy, pale and had his pants hitched up a little too high on his waist.
- Across the room stood a tower of vinyl albums stacked about 14 feet high.
- The sun was already high in a cloudless blue sky and a heat haze shrouded the surrounding mountains.
- If you prefer the sun head to North Costa Blanca in Spain where, set high on a hill in the Jalon valley is a four bedroom villa with its own swimming pool and sun terrace just an hour from Alicante airport.
- Dishes from yesterday's dinner are piled high in the sink.
- The cheap seats way up high are packed and, in the orchestra, there are just a few empties.
- I was a little concerned that I would pitch my material too high or too low.
- Mr Bond said that before the council collected the mess this week it was piled five feet high against the wall of the flats.
1.2(in status)altoto aim high — apuntar alto
- he's risen high in his profession — ha llegado alto en su profesión
- There is no great benefit from ranking high this year as next year there are no World Championships.
- He scored high on intelligence tests, is ambidextrous and is known as a hard worker.
- It has to be said that Pas de la Casa is boring, unless getting legless ranks high on your list.
- People who listen to Mozart then score slightly higher on specific tests of cognitive function.
- What is lacking are not the resources, but the political will. It is clear these topics do not rate very high on his agenda.
- The only cities to rate higher on the index were London, Paris and Helsinki.
- The babies whose parents signed to them later scored higher on repeated tests of verbal ability.
1.3(in pitch)(sing) alto
- My voice went high with excitement.
- We, the campaigners for radical change, have to raise our voices high.
- Without realizing it, I had raised my voice high enough for the whole class to hear.
- ‘No!’ Stephanie raises her voice higher than she had anticipated. ‘That's not it at all!’
- I sang tenor and there was only like three of us in the whole school who could sing high like that.
2.1(in amount, degree)how high are you prepared to bid? — ¿hasta cuánto estás dispuesto a pujar / ofrecer?
- she stands high in my esteem / estimation — la tengo en gran estima
2.2(in cards)to go high — jugar una carta alta
- to lead high — salir con una carta alta
- to play high — jugar fuerte
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