In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(to a high degree)it's highly probable/unlikely — es muy/muy poco probable
- she's a highly intelligent child — es una niña inteligentísima / sumamente inteligente
- his methods are highly unconventional — sus métodos son muy poco ortodoxos
- highly dangerous — peligroso en extremo
- highly educated — muy culto
- our highly trained/skilled workforce — nuestra mano de obra altamente capacitada/calificada
- food that is too highly spiced/seasoned — comida excesivamente condimentada/sazonada
- she praised him highly — lo puso por las nubes
- he's highly esteemed/respected by his colleagues — sus colegas lo tienen en gran estima/lo respetan mucho
- On one side the tiles are broken and the steps into the pool are loose and highly dangerous.
- It is highly unusual for an elephant to give birth to more than one baby at a time.
- Even exposure to relatively low levels of this highly poisonous gas can cause brain damage or death.
- If you have read this far I am highly surprised, but extremely grateful for your perseverance.
- I go out for a meal with colleagues that evening and they think it's highly amusing.
- If rock stars, actors and footballers can behave like that then why not highly paid city dealers?
- He suggested that this was a highly unusual step for an historian to take.
- Although this position has been criticized, it seems highly unlikely that it will be altered.
- The election in June is highly significant and is key to the future of this district.
- The young Frenchman was not highly educated, but enthusiastic and hard working.
- They say that the joint project between a businessman and an academic is highly unusual and could even be a first.
- It was not unusual for highly intelligent men to be attracted to cults or sects, she said.
- His tenure as chief executive is regarded as a highly successful one so far.
- She was a very remarkable young woman, highly intelligent with a string of As and Bs at GCSE.
- In order to quash these rumours the company took the highly unusual step of issuing an official denial.
- He was one of the most successful pianists of his era, and certainly the most highly paid.
- It is only wise to seek advice from experts, especially on highly specialised subjects.
- The choice of subject was highly significant, for it reflected his own tragic childhood.
- She said she did not blame the driver, but felt the junction was highly dangerous.
- This was especially the case for highly skilled workers but it was not confined to them.
2(favorably)his boss speaks/thinks very highly of him — su jefe habla muy bien/tiene muy buena opinión de él
- I can't recommend her highly enough — la recomiendo sin ninguna reserva
- he came to us highly recommended — vino con excelentes recomendaciones
- While he values you very highly, he's in no position to rekindle your love affair.
- She had no idea just how highly her husband was regarded until he died at the age of 83.
- The teachers thought very highly of her and said she was a pleasure to teach.
- He also thinks extremely highly of the Arabs, both as individuals and people.
- Allied naval commanders had a great respect for him, but he was not so highly thought of by some of his colleagues.
- Perhaps the most extraordinary thing to be thrown up is just how highly regarded Woods is by most of his peers.
- We have got some highly regarded players in the league and the standards have risen.
- I rate Taylor very highly, and I believe there are two great positives from this signing.
- Rosemary speaks highly of the nurses and doctors who looked after her there.
- He is very popular with his colleagues and highly regarded by senior officers.
- Armand is a well known producer and is highly regarded in amateur dramatics circles.
- A month went by and Angel came to regard Shane as highly as she did her best friends.
- He's a screenwriter and apparently is very highly regarded in the industry.
- They were a highly regarded rock band in their time, and partook of a certain degree of fame.
- He was a devoted soldier who had pride in whatever he did and was highly regarded by those around him.
- Nicholas is a popular, highly regarded actor who has been a star and a household name for several decades.
- Now this memoir is very highly regarded but at the time it caused controversy.
- Gough is among the most decorated and highly regarded Scottish players of his generation.
- Tseng himself is a highly regarded poet who has won many national literary prizes.
- It is true he polarises people, but where I am from he is highly regarded by the community.
3(at a high rate)a highly paid job — un trabajo muy bien pagado / remunerado
4(in a high position)a highly placed official — un alto cargo
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