In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in height)bajoto fly at low altitude — volar bajo / a poca altura
- the dress had a very low back — el vestido era muy escotado por la espalda
- he gave a low bow — hizo una profunda reverencia
- a low point in his career — un momento bajo en su carrera
- The present Gawthorpe Hall is splendidly proportioned, set on a low hill overlooking a sweeping bend over the River Calder.
- The tables were low and a lot of the men had to hunch over to eat.
- Long, low arcades line the river bank, with red lanterns suspended under the eaves.
- At the sunlit front of the shed, an artisan sat cross-legged on the ground, a low table before him.
- Then we ventured out onto the frozen waters of Calriga Bay, where the ice stretched grey and wrinkled to a horizon of low, wooded islands.
- Their little mining venture was situated on a low ridge, not far from the track through to Queensland.
- It was a long, low bungalow looking on to Fritton Lake and surrounded by woods.
- Another, even louder rumble made him move faster so it wasn't long before he came upon a cluster of small, low buildings.
- They construct webs in the branches of shrubs and low trees in open habitat near water.
- Both ponds were divided from the lake by a low promontory of land that encircled them.
- We chose to stay, deciding on a large booth with low tables and ordered cappuccinos, served quickly.
- A low dam on the river creates a small lake that provides decent fishing for bass and sunfish.
- By the time they moved in the gardens had been turfed and paved, and were framed with low open railings.
- The two jumped off the low building and over to where the screams were coming from.
- To the right of the bar, which is straight in front as you enter, is a large loungy section with lots of comfy seats and low tables.
- It's a constant threat every time I go through a low door in this dress.
- This was carved out of the clay millions of years ago by the passage of the river, leaving wide flood plains bordered by low, wooded foothills.
- Through the low, open doorway a couple of shabby sheets are splayed across the floor in the tiny bedroom.
- The gates were low on either side and dipped upwards in the middle, resembling a large overturned bowl.
- To provide a summer screen for dustbins, or simply to increase the height of a low fence, plant Jerusalem artichokes.
2.1(in volume)(voice) bajo(voice) quedo(sound/whisper) débil(whisper/sound) quedoturn the radio down low — bájale al radio Latin America Southern Cone
- the TV's on too low — la tele está demasiado baja
- As he approached the living room, low voices began to register on his hearing.
- I retreated a single small step and suddenly the claws were at my neck again, a low growling in my ear.
- He simply stood for half a second, a low, guttural cry escaping his burnt throat, before he ran.
- Another time, I woke to my older brothers talking in low tones.
- The Captain let out a low whistle as he opened the cabinet, its contents a vampire killer's dream.
- The voice was low and sounded somewhat familiar in that strange sort of way.
- The voice was low, and he sounded like those people who were grumpy all the time.
- His eyes were wide open in shock and as he opened his mouth in a low groan, I winced.
- This was said in a low tone, and it was a few seconds before the other people in the room realized something was wrong and looked up.
- Her voice is wonderfully low and husky, perfect for a night full of regret, anger and crying.
- In a low voice she recited a poem that my grandmother used to say.
- Wind opened his mouth but all that came out was a low groan.
- Her voice was slow but determined, the fires and winds quieting at the sound of her low voice.
- His curly brown hair was short, his eyes were an uninteresting grey, and his voice was low and quiet.
- He opens his mouth in response and lets out a low wheeze.
- Her voice still reached him as she continued to speak to her caller in low tones before hanging up.
- His voice was low and loud, like a volcanic eruption sounds from inside the volcano.
- White fangs were glistening as you opened your mouth and let out a low growl.
- He talked with whoever was at the door in low whispers and then opened the door all the way and in came a girl.
- She could already hear them conversing in low tones, muffled against the closed double doors.
2.2(in pitch)(note/key/pitch) grave(key/note/pitch) bajo
3(in intensity, amount, quality)(temperature/pressure) bajo(productivity/wages/prices) bajo(proportion) pequeño(standard/quality) bajo(standard/quality) malo(card/number) bajohis weight was low for a sprinter — pesaba poco para un esprinter
- low levels of radiation — bajos niveles de radiación
- cook on a low flame / heat — cocinar a fuego lento
- a low number of voters turned out — pocos votantes acudieron a las urnas
- student numbers fell as low as five — el número de estudiantes bajó a tan solo cinco
- attendance has been low lately — últimamente no ha habido muchos asistentes
- the temperature was in the low sixties — la temperatura apenas pasaba de 60° Fahrenheit
- lower unemployment but higher inflation — menor desempleo pero mayor inflación
- it's low in calories — es bajo en calorías
- a low risk operation — una operación poco arriesgada / de poco riesgo
- he has a low opinion of doctors — no tiene muy buena opinión de los médicos
- I had low expectations of the team — no esperaba mucho del equipo
- The reason for that was low skill levels and a lower proportion of quality jobs.
- However, the number of fixed-term employees in Australia remains relatively low by some international standards.
- Alternatively, during the 1980s the Japanese authorities kept interest rates artificially low to help bolster a sluggish world economy.
- However, cheap carries with it the connotation of low quality and low performance.
- The low quality of college and university graduates is another concern.
- This tends to be of a low quality and over-crowding with families of three or four in one medium-size room is not uncommon.
- The movie has failed miserably at the box office and the producers have blamed the low quality of the latest game for the poor ticket sales.
- One of the main problems we have is the low level of income at which single people become liable at the top tax rate.
- In return, owners are not keen to offer more than a low quality of service.
- By this time he had more men than his pursuers, but they were of low quality because the best troops were kept in European Russia in case of rebellion.
- In subtropical or temperate regions, or on tropical mountains low temperatures may limit their growth and survival.
- There was also a low level of disabled staff in the workforce.
- Then it got onto a low quality US news site, and many more linked to their story.
- But today, low quality is often presented as a justification for speech regulation.
- The number of extramarital births, however, remains very low by European standards.
- The primary reason for this was the low level of disposable income.
- Let's face it, most of them came here to escape the low quality of life and the glaring risks.
- Second, low rates continue to boost wealth in the household and corporate sectors.
- The state of the infrastructure is poor with low quality telephone lines and little if anything in the way of broadband.
- The economy was growing strongly, unemployment was coming down, inflation was low, real incomes were rising fast.
- Mortality is extremely low in patients under 40 years old but thereafter increases steeply with advancing age.
- I believe it is still a good market for borrowers, as mortgage rates remain relatively low.
- Our costs are low by industry standards but that is not to say they could not be lower.
- Another consequence of underfunding is that staff levels are very low at the moment.
- It is totally unregulated and much of it is of low quality.
- The mark up and transportation costs may overprice the product, while at the same time its quality may be low.
- Evidence for this fact can be found in the terribly low quality of this entry, and my true inability to write anything better.
- Any cursory examination of schools would reveal that the attendance on Carnival week is abysmally low.
- It revealed that disclosure of sexual violence to professionals was strikingly low.
- The sugar industry is struggling against a corrupt world market which keeps prices artificially low.
- We've had a disastrous year in our local lobster fishery, with catches down by half and the catch of low quality.
- Over a low to moderate heat this will take a good 25 minutes, during which time a savoury golden sediment will attach itself to the pan.
- There was an increase of 50 percent in the number of children suffering from low weight for their height.
- The reasons for the increased use of mobile phones also include the low quality and unreliability of fixed-line services.
- Moreover, the high quality and low prices of these goods played a major role in forcing changes in the economies of Europe and other nations.
- I think that has contributed to the growth of courses of low quality.
- This has led to the low quality of most of this sector's products, and hence its decreased credibility.
- Poor allocation of Government funds often contributes to the low quality of rural education.
- Apologies for the relatively low quality but it's in order to keep the file size down.
- Study after study reveals a surprisingly low number of gunsmiths in early America.
4(in short supply)supplies are low — los suministros escasean / están empezando a faltar
- to be low on sth
- we're rather low on milk — tenemos / nos queda poca leche
- he's rather low on initiative — no tiene mucha iniciativa
- the film was low on action — a la película le faltaba acción
5(in health, spirits)to feel low — sentirse débil
- to be in low spirits — (emotionally) estar deprimido
6.1literary (humble)bajohumildeof low birth — de humilde cuna literary
- Most people said that Tara was a foolish little girl for playing with such a low class person.
- The missing child of an unwed mother was a low priority for police.
- The unemployment gap between those of high educational status and low status is also growing.
- In the past, colleges of agriculture placed a low priority on agricultural economics.
- The low status of widowhood has the severest impact on society.
- The children are drawn from low class families mostly children of farm hands.
- These women, although they lived a rich life depending on their beauty, still had a low status in the family.
- Steps are also being taken to address the traditional low status of judges.
- Many dealers, even though they were successful, tired of the labor and low status and opted out.
- In a hard-pressed inpatient unit they will be a very low priority.
- The perception persists among some gay people that their issues are a low priority within the party.
- One can only assume that for the command, this program is low priority.
- It was either he wasn't too interested in talking or the fact that my status was too low for him.
- A further complication is the very low status of woman in many of these societies.
- One class of the population is too high to be reached by the preacher; and the other class is too low to be cared for by the preacher.
- When members of the public make a complaint, they are classed as low priority and have to wait until more serious crimes are dealt with.
- The low status of women in contemporary Egypt is therefore no fault of Islam.
- He had too much on his mind and too many things to do than get apologies from the low classes.
- The answer that if most often given for not using technologies is lack of time which is another way of saying it is a too low priority to be done.
- Joe, one of the bad guys, who was part of the low class of the gang, slides the wood board on the door like a window.
6.2(despicable)bajomezquinoa low trick — una mala pasada
- He was the personification of the kind of low cunning to which Nixon himself aspired but could never quite achieve.
- The Liberal Party has always been a mix of idealism, pragmatism, opportunism and low cunning.
- But in the end he lacked the sagacity or the low cunning to do the one thing necessary.
(primitive)inferiora low species — una especie inferior / poco evolucionada
- In other words, the high / low culture debates are often no more than an agenda to keep the literari amused at the dinner table.
- People thought Cleo was low drama, just because it was about a hugely popular comedy form.
- So it makes perfect sense to leave the masses to their low culture, and they will likely do the same for you.
- These days, the divide between high culture and low culture seems to be disappearing.
- There was high art and low art, and they never met, like rail tracks.
- Thus has postmodernism helped close the gap between high art and low art.
- Even TV cartoons with artistic pretensions tend to be about as low as low art can get.
- When I walked around the Hayward my first thoughts had nothing to do with low art.
- There are those who insist that low culture will always drive out high culture.
- There is plenty of low art around, and a huge demand for it.
- Instead of high drama in slow motion, this is low drama and high speed as the cars zip by.
- Maybe it's foolish to look at it as anything other than a triumph of low culture and cheap thrills.
- It is not that other countries do not indulge in this, more that one in particular is turning it into a low art form.
- Last week, the lord and lady of low culture launched their new website.
- This was a right old mishmash of high art and low culture, sport and theatre.
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