In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1comparative 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
- The proposal for a new building had a more plausible scale and circulation pattern in a somewhat lower structure.
- Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.
2.2(in rank, importance)(echelons/rank) inferior(echelons/rank) 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)(blind/ceiling) bajar(sail/flag) bajar(flag/sail) 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
- Villagers cheered as the building was lowered by crane off a flatbed lorry.
- 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.
- Mules, lowered by rope down the narrow shaft into the mine, were used in the early mining operations.
- He stood by as baskets of mutton and fish were lowered in together like coffins in a communal grave.
- The new sonar is carefully lowered by crane into the water.
- 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 gently lowered his head and rested it on the cold glass.
- The eagle touched down, and the platform slowly lowered down to the ground.
- As they watched, screens lowered from the ceiling to show the battle.
- The first panel had been lowered into place and was being anchored.
- He turned to tap on his laptop and a plasma screen lowered from the ceiling.
- In Germany flags were lowered to half-mast at federal buildings.
- Mona stood still as the casket was lowered slowly into the ground.
- A white disc is lowered into the water until it can no longer be seen.
- He gently lowered her head from his shoulder onto the pillow and got off the bed.
- The national red-and-white flag was then lowered to half-mast.
- He lowered his hand, moving his focus to the paints and pencils and brushes that had been forgotten for so long.
- So ski patrollers finally slid along the cables, fitted the passengers with harnesses and lowered them to the ground one by one.
- Everyone watched in silence as the Stars and Stripes and the Union flag were lowered to half-mast.
2(reduce, diminish)(price/temperature/volume) 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
- Stronger signals, reduction in congestion and lowering the drop call rate are on the agenda.
- But they may have to be lowered later to prevent the rest of the economy sliding back into recession.
- When countries like Korea moved to lower their interest rates their currencies appreciated.
- Workers initially demanded a 24 percent wage increase which union officials lowered to 20 percent.
- We've seen tremendous moves made toward lowering the tension there.
- That is something the Executive has refused to do, on the grounds it would lower esteem for children from broken homes.
- Costs, already greatly reduced, must be lowered even further if the airline is to compete in an increasingly cut-throat word.
- The second act has him lowering his own moral standards to do what proves necessary to survive.
- 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.
- The move was meant to lower prices and encourage the building of more power plants.
- The temperature can gradually be lowered but should never be allowed to fall below 45 degrees.
- A tear glimmered and her voice lowered to a mere whisper.
- Her voice lowered to a substantial degree, as if she spoke of something resentful.
- 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.
- Each concluded that department standards had been lowered.
- Then I remembered where we were and lowered my voice again to a whisper.
- Cost is still an important part of the equation, but technology can lower costs without any need to move offshore.
- The problem isn't merely that standards must be lowered in order for the weaker students to pass.
- For instance, when Penn State students take off for the holidays, the temperatures in the buildings can be lowered to 55 degrees.
1(darken)(sky) encapotarse(clouds) amenazar tormenta
2(frown)fruncir el ceñoto lower at sb — fruncirle el ceño a algn
3lowering present participle(sky) encapotado(expression/look) ceñudolowering clouds — nubes que amenazan (or amenazaban etc.) tormenta feminine
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