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(height, honest)nivel masculineabove/below the level of the window — por encima/debajo del nivel de la ventana
- water level — nivel del agua
- at eye/shoulder level — a la altura de los ojos/hombros
- his window is on a level with ours — su ventana está al mismo nivel que la nuestra
- (honest) on the level
- is it all on the level? — ¿es un asunto limpio?
- he's definitely on the level — estoy seguro de que es un tipo bien
- Water passes in and out through channels between the islands as ocean levels change.
- Continuous rain in the first week saw river levels rise and temperatures drop.
- During the summer months, decreases in river, lake and reservoir levels are likely to occur.
- Reservoir levels may look alarmingly low but water chiefs are confident the region is not facing a crisis.
- The rise of sea levels with the release of glacial waters at the end of the last ice age flooded the plain between what is now the UK and Europe.
- My studies also demonstrated that the rainfall, river flow and groundwater levels are increasing.
- Riverside homeowners were keeping one eye firmly on the clouds today as river levels rose even higher through the night.
- In a matter of hours, the water levels had risen to his window.
- Lower dam levels lead to lower amounts of hydro power.
- If river levels sink too low, barges could be grounded and agriculture thrown into chaos.
- There was a slight rise in the river level of a few inches.
- Sea levels were low because water was frozen in ice sheets in Antartica.
- Flood levels in Ryedale were going down but yesterday's downpour could make it worse, experts claimed.
- He sleeps three hours a night, wakes at six in the morning to monitor the state's reservoir levels.
- Mr Stainer said part of the plan included raising the level of the land to guard against flooding.
- Groundwater levels rose and fell over a period of about 45 minutes.
- Twelve trial holes were inspected last year to determine soil suitability and water table levels on the proposed site.
- Water levels on the lake were very low and conditions have not been very favourable for angling with few anglers fishing the lakes.
- As soon as flood levels start to drop water will be fed back into the river along the new water course.
- Most North American cities will flood and sink when the polar ice caps melt and raise ocean levels.
1.2(degree, amount)nivel masculinepollution has reached alarming levels — la contaminación ha alcanzado niveles / cotas alarmantes
- a high level of literacy — un alto nivel / índice de alfabetización
- A priority is supporting regeneration in areas with high levels of social and economic difficulty.
- The survey found that 47 per cent of consumers said they were suffering from above normal levels of stress.
- Until 1998, female Army recruits were not expected to reach the same level of physical fitness as men.
- What will it take to keep oil imports at today's level in 2020?
- Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure and boost overall fitness.
- Therefore when social, legal and administrative systems reach a certain level of complexity they cease functioning.
- He designed a safety valve to prevent the pressure of steam building up to dangerous levels.
- The Environment Agency tested the water in Manor House Gardens pond and found oxygen levels to be well above safe levels.
- In a separate development, air pollution at Eastleigh town centre has been found to be way above acceptable levels.
- Rainfall also dipped below the usual seasonal levels at 56 mm, or 60 per cent of the average.
- The Minimum Income Guarantee gives out cash to those who are living below minimum levels set by the Government.
- Tests have found about one in seven UK lettuces with above approved levels of a pesticide, the Government announced yesterday.
- Their businesses are based on low levels of investment and are not especially labour intensive.
- The recession has resulted in unprecedented levels of unemployment and a dramatic increase in poverty.
- However, what's an acceptable level of unemployment?
- It should also have a healthy and vibrant economy with low levels of unemployment and deprivation, with an increase in quality homes.
- And as unemployment rose to record levels, people have stopped spending so freely, causing prices to drop.
- However, if the pressure in the reservoir tanks falls below a certain level, an alarm will sound for the driver.
- Maintaining acceptable levels of water quality is important to human and environmental health.
- For the first time last year, unemployment rose to an unprecedented level of 10 percent.
2(rank)nivel masculineat ministerial/cabinet level — a nivel ministerial/de gabinete
- a top-level meeting — una reunión de / a alto nivel
- at national/regional/local level — a nivel nacional/regional/local
- to be on a level with sb/sth — estar a la par de / a la altura de algn/algo
- this latest scandal is on a level with … — este último escándalo es equiparable a / comparable con …
- they're both on the same level — están al mismo nivel
- how could you sink to such a level? — ¿cómo pudiste haber caído tan bajo?
(of building)nivel masculine
- A woman died after jumping from the fifth level of a multi-storey car park.
- It has three levels with three reception rooms and four bedrooms.
- It was not intended that there would be balconies at first floor level around the edges of the deck.
- The ground floor shops and upper ground level occupy an area of 4,563 sq ft each.
- The house had two levels and a flat roof, much like all the other buildings in the city.
- Glass walkways connected the buildings to their neighbours and to the central building at three levels.
- The new building has four levels, linked by a new lift as well as stairs.
- There are two bedrooms and a shower room on the upper level of the extension.
- Also at this level is a granny flat with a television room, kitchenette, bedroom and shower room.
- A different architect has designed each floor, giving each level a very different feel.
- Additionally, there are several new ‘malls,’ some of which are three or more levels with no parking facilities.
- The major landmarks of Paris are a bewitching sight from the various levels of the tower.
- Being built on four levels with the ground floor reserved for secure parking, the flats will have panoramic views north across the Forth estuary to Fife.
- The contractor is to arrange for the carpets to be lifted from the ground and first floor levels and removed off site prior to work starting.
- Everything was spread out over five different levels with precious few staircases open to the public.
- The building will be joined at many levels to the main building.
- The first tidal wave caused damage to the bottom of the hotel, but it was the second wave, an hour and a half later, which wrecked the first few levels of the buildings.
- There is a department store on the beach road, Ocean Plaza, which is still flooded at the lower level.
- Wildlife often seek refuge from flood waters on upper levels of a home and may remain inside even after the water recedes.
- Subterranean termites tunnel in moist soil to find wood, putting decks and lower levels of buildings at risk.
3.2(in mine)galería feminine
2(unemotional, calm)(voice/tone) desapasionadoto keep a level head — no perder la cabeza
- a level head is vital in business — la sensatez es esencial en los negocios
3(at same height)to be level ( with sth) — estar al nivel / a ras ( de algo)
4(in a race, abreast, equal)the two teams were level at half-time — al medio tiempo los dos equipos iban / estaban empatados
- as far as ability goes they're level — en cuanto a capacidad están al mismo nivel
- average earnings have kept level with inflation — el salario medio ha ido subiendo a la par de la inflación
- (in a race) to draw level with sb — alcanzar a algn
5(ground/surface) plano(ground/surface) llanothat picture's not level — ese cuadro no está derecho
- a level tablespoonful of flour — una cucharada rasa de harina
- to do / try one's level best — hacer todo lo posible
2(make flat)(ground/surface) nivelar(ground/surface) aplanar(ground/surface) allanar(ground/surface) emparejar
3(raze, flatten)(town/building) arrasar
4(make equal)igualarsocial leveling — nivelación social feminine
5(direct)to level sth at sb/sth — apuntarle a algn con algo
- you can't level that criticism at me — no me puedes acusar de eso
1informal(be honest)to level with sb — ser franco / sincero con algn
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