In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(part)parte feminineporcentaje masculinea large / high proportion of the voters — gran parte de los votantes
- a proportion of the money raised — parte / un porcentaje del dinero recaudado
2(ratio)proporción femininemix them in the proportion four to three — mézclelos en una proporción de cuatro partes por cada tres
- in equal proportions — por partes iguales
- to vary in direct/inverse proportion with sth — variar en proporción directa/inversa a algo
- in proportion to sth — en proporción a algo
3(proper relation)proporción femininethe head isn't in proportion to the body — la cabeza no está (bien) proporcionada / está desproporcionada con respecto al cuerpo
- let's keep things in proportion — no exageremos
- to blow sth up out of all proportion — exagerar algo desmesuradamente
- you're getting everything out of proportion — estás exagerando las cosas
- his salary is out of all proportion to his talent — su sueldo no guarda proporción con su talento
- he has no sense of proportion — es un exagerado
1proportion the model on a scale of 1:100 — haz la maqueta a escala 1:100
- the drawing is poorly proportioned — el dibujo está mal proporcionado / no está proporcionado
- a perfectly proportioned building — un edificio de proporciones perfectas
- a well-proportioned room — una habitación de buenas proporciones
- A substantially higher proportion of the whole population comes to be defined as urban dwelling.
- In my view the bad cases are normally a very small proportion.
- There is also little agreement over what proportion of a prison population needs to be locked up in this way.
- Less good news, however, is the very low proportion of people who chose to go the polling station to exercise their democratic right to cast a ballot.
- In addition, the study found there was a relatively low proportion of the labour force with third level qualifications.
- Admittedly, these conditions afflict a very small proportion of the population.
- The result has been a dramatic difference with a much higher proportion of shop owners in England successfully prosecuted.
- However, this approach identifies the problem in only a relatively small proportion of the many cases where things go wrong in health care.
- Primary teaching has had a far higher proportion of women teachers, many of whom are second income-earners.
- Improbable though it sounds, this attitude appears to be shared by a proportion of companies in almost every sector of the British economy.
- For a large and rapidly expanding proportion of the workforce it represents a new identity, which enables them to opt out of work for long periods of time.
- Instruct the budget committee to allocate some proportion of the funds to the service side of the organization, as they see fit.
- The only good news is that this is clearly recognised by a very large proportion of the public, not just in Australia but around the world.
- We have no information as to what proportion of cases were decided and what proportion were settled.
- For a game that ought to have a wide appeal, I imagine that only a relatively small proportion of people will actually play it all the way through to the end.
- What I said was they were given proportionally, and the member's proportion was correct.
- What proportion of tax revenues must government spend in order to collect those taxes?
- As might be expected, a larger than average proportion of the riding's workforce is in business and management.
- She has also attracted the biggest proportion of male viewers to her channel.
- If his reported revenues were to be believed he alone was contributing a surprisingly large proportion of the revenues of the Group as a whole.
- Medieval theories of ratios and proportions and of the intension and remission of forms were applied to problems of motion.
- Thus the ratio of the proportions of deleterious mutations and nonsynonymous sites to that at synonymous sites is 6.6: 1.
- The odds ratio is the same whichever way round we look at the table, but the difference and ratio of proportions are not.
- In fact, no matter how frenzied or freaked-out a song gets, there is always, somewhere, a sense of order and proportion.
- Pythagoras went on to develop a very, very elaborate system of proportion.
- So obviously something more is needed to help bring up a person's proportion and symmetry.
- Finally, general issues of layout, proportion and composition are also examined.
- The houses were always designed with proportion in mind, and how it felt to move from room to room.
- The garden's structure and proportion are flawless, the colour combinations sublime.
- Palladian architecture adheres to the Roman principles of symmetry and proportion.
- To penetrate to the reality of a thing, however, requires proportion, which belongs to the realm of order and unity.
- The curtain style can make or break the total harmony and proportion of a room, and we are constantly asked how to choose the most appropriate style for a window.
- A simple technique to break up the space while retaining proportion to the primary architectural elements is to lay out a grid over your drawing.
- The book begins with an essay on symmetry and then describes the use of symmetry and proportion in the design of temples.
- Dürer, the first artist in the North to take up these studies, was obsessed throughout his life by the search for ideal proportion.
- Fashion may have changed over the years, but the pursuit of that ideal body proportion has not.
- The difficulties of childhood now assume quite different proportions.
- This is an achievement of fantastic proportions.
- To my mind this was the defining moment in the great India-Pakistan cricketing divide when contests assumed proportions and dimensions other than mere sport.
- Indeed, the triggering event was an embarrassing error, which precipitated a scandal of regal proportions.
- Her relationships assume other proportions even as the country goes through the throes of upheaval.
- I just thought it was in different proportions than it is, and that is partly due to the zoom used by the agent who took the photos on the web.
- If they do, a battle of different proportions may ensue.
- I shifted slightly, uncomfortably; the chair was built for different proportions.
- He is a middle-aged man, of pretty stout proportions, has a long intellectual face, with beard and moustache and a fine prominent forehead, hair dark rather inclining to turn grey.
- She was small; petite, some might say, in terms of proportions.
- At moments like this, life takes on different proportions.
- Suddenly the Ireland of the ‘great craic’ so beloved of visiting stag parties began to assume different proportions.
- It was only by simplifying the issues… that Newton succeeded in reducing them to manageable proportions.
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