In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1comp of low
2.1(spatially, numerically)(jaw) inferior(lip) de abajo(lip) inferiorlower age limit — edad mínima feminine
- lower arm — antebrazo
- they live on the lower floor — viven en el piso de abajo
- Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.
- The proposal for a new building had a more plausible scale and circulation pattern in a somewhat lower structure.
2.2(in rank, importance)(rank/echelons) inferior(rank/echelons) más bajothe lower chamber/Lower House — la cámara baja
- (in UK) the lower school — los tres o cuatro primeros años en un colegio de enseñanza media
3Geographybajothe lower reaches of the Nile — el curso bajo del Nilo
- lower Manhattan — el sur de Manhattan
- lower Egypt — el Bajo Egipto
- the Lower Danube — el Bajo Danubio
1(let down)(ceiling/blind) bajar(sail/flag) bajar(sail/flag) arriarto lower the lifeboats — echar al agua los botes salvavidas
- he lowered himself into his chair — se sentó en el sillón
- to lower one's eyes — bajar la vista / los ojos
- The national red-and-white flag was then lowered to half-mast.
- Mules, lowered by rope down the narrow shaft into the mine, were used in the early mining operations.
- He lowered his hand, moving his focus to the paints and pencils and brushes that had been forgotten for so long.
- Villagers cheered as the building was lowered by crane off a flatbed lorry.
- He stood by as baskets of mutton and fish were lowered in together like coffins in a communal grave.
- A white disc is lowered into the water until it can no longer be seen.
- He gently lowered his head and rested it on the cold glass.
- So ski patrollers finally slid along the cables, fitted the passengers with harnesses and lowered them to the ground one by one.
- Mona stood still as the casket was lowered slowly into the ground.
- As they watched, screens lowered from the ceiling to show the battle.
- Everyone watched in silence as the Stars and Stripes and the Union flag were lowered to half-mast.
- The new sonar is carefully lowered by crane into the water.
- In Germany flags were lowered to half-mast at federal buildings.
- A mere glance upwards at a bright lamp caused it to lower from the domed ceiling.
- Amidst the drizzle and the strong winds, the box was lowered into the water.
- The first panel had been lowered into place and was being anchored.
- Upon the third ring, my other hand released his and I lowered my fist, moving away from the elder man and back to my laptop.
- He turned to tap on his laptop and a plasma screen lowered from the ceiling.
- He gently lowered her head from his shoulder onto the pillow and got off the bed.
- The eagle touched down, and the platform slowly lowered down to the ground.
2(reduce, diminish)(volume/price/temperature) bajarlower your voice — baja la voz
- to lower sb's morale — bajarle la moral a algn
- it lowered his resistance to disease — le minó / le disminuyó las defensas
- this lowered him in my estimation — esto hizo que bajara / cayera en mi estima
- But they may have to be lowered later to prevent the rest of the economy sliding back into recession.
- Then I remembered where we were and lowered my voice again to a whisper.
- The move was meant to lower prices and encourage the building of more power plants.
- The announcement regarding the move to lower its debt is expected to be accompanied by confirmation that it is to make job cuts across the group to cut costs.
- When countries like Korea moved to lower their interest rates their currencies appreciated.
- The second act has him lowering his own moral standards to do what proves necessary to survive.
- Each concluded that department standards had been lowered.
- The temperature can gradually be lowered but should never be allowed to fall below 45 degrees.
- Stronger signals, reduction in congestion and lowering the drop call rate are on the agenda.
- Once completed the speed limit will be lowered from 40 mph to 30 mph.
- The Fed lowered its overnight bank lending rate to 1.25 percent, the lowest since 1961, in November.
- That is something the Executive has refused to do, on the grounds it would lower esteem for children from broken homes.
- Workers initially demanded a 24 percent wage increase which union officials lowered to 20 percent.
- Costs, already greatly reduced, must be lowered even further if the airline is to compete in an increasingly cut-throat word.
- Cost is still an important part of the equation, but technology can lower costs without any need to move offshore.
- We've seen tremendous moves made toward lowering the tension there.
- For instance, when Penn State students take off for the holidays, the temperatures in the buildings can be lowered to 55 degrees.
- The problem isn't merely that standards must be lowered in order for the weaker students to pass.
- Her voice lowered to a substantial degree, as if she spoke of something resentful.
- A tear glimmered and her voice lowered to a mere whisper.
1to lower oneself — rebajarse
1(darken)(sky) encapotarse(clouds) amenazar tormenta
2(frown)fruncir el ceñoto lower at sb — fruncirle el ceño a algn
3lowering pres p(sky) encapotado(look/expression) ceñudolowering clouds — nubes que amenazan (/ amenazaban etc. ) tormenta
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