There are 3 main translations of scale in Spanish

: scale1scale2scale3

scale1

escama, n.

Pronunciation: /skeɪl//skeɪl/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(on fish, snake)

      escama feminine
      the scales fell from my/her/their eyes se me/le/les cayó la venda de los ojos
      • My job was to crouch down under these machines with the sweating women working up there, the fish guts and scales raining down on me.
      • Check the fish for any stray scales and loose bones.
      • It was small in the palm of his hand, and was the spitting image of a fish, with miniature scales and fins.
      • Brackish spray flew over his face as fins and scales and gnashing teeth tore at the air.
      • The ray-finned fishes would seem a little more familiar than the placoderms, having scales instead of armor plates, with a look of the moray eel to them.
      • No one is quite sure how these cells differentiate to form structures as diverse as the elastic outer layer of skin, the stiff scales of fish, or the softness of feathers.
      • The figures cover the beach, their variously colored hair, bikinis and accessories overlapping like hundreds of rainbow fish scales.
      • The outside surface of the fiber consists of a series of serrated scales which overlap each other much like the scales of a fish.
      • Egg masses consist of 25 to 50 whitish eggs laid overlapping each other like fish scales.
      • Even fish are transformed from a mass of scales, bones, eyes and heads into a neat, inoffensive and anonymous fillet.
      • Use your hands to spread the potato slices out so that they overlap like unruly fish scales, but are not more than 1 or 2 layers thick.
      • The sheer amount of them created the illusion that the chamber walls were frilly like the skin of a reptile with disjointed scales.
      • One wall is taken up with an elaborately tooled wine display, and another is covered in an intricately curving leather design, like reptile scales.
      • This protective shaft is made up of tiny cells that overlap each other, much the way fish scales do.
      • It's skin - he saw - was covered in a thin sheen of some translucent substance that glimmered tiny fish scales or mildew when it moved.
      • It attaches to fish with its mouth, rasps through scales and skin with its tongue, and feeds on the body fluids of the host fish, often killing it.
      • Even very small, fragile bones and fish scales are preserved in the deposits.
      • Fish bones and scales and cat skulls have also been found.
      • I eat everything I can of the fish, scales, bones, blood, organs, and eyes.
      • The roof-tiles are overlapped like the scales of a snake about to shed its skin.

    • 1.2(flake)

      (of skin) escama feminine
      (of paint) escama feminine
      (of paint) cascarilla feminine
      • In other words, hair conditioners soak into the tiny little overlapping scales.
      • His entire skin was covered with greenish scales, with red scales taking their place at his throat and across his chest and belly.
      • Dust mites are about 0.3 mm long, feed on human skin scales, and are found in places with dust and high levels of humidity.
      • Armadillos are mostly of moderate size, up to about 60 cm in body length, and are covered with bony scales.
      • Psoriatic lesions usually have thicker scales that appear silvery after rubbing and bleed on removal.
      • She wore a bustier clad with seashells, and her lower body was covered with fish like scales.
      • If you look at the bumps closely, you might see white scales or flakes on them.
      • A draconic man rather tall and with green scales and amber eyes appeared over the gate staring at her.
      • Her legs melded together, and tiny silver scales appeared on her lower half.
      • Skin cells regularly die and flake off in scales - but in people with psoriasis this process happens within days rather than weeks.
      • This has been shown to cause dispersal of skin scales from the face, which can result in possible contamination of surgical wounds.
      • The fungal spores found in the pillows fed off human skins scales and dust mite faeces.
      • Using a scalpel blade, the scales are scraped at the active border of the lesion, with particular care not to cause pain or bleeding.
      • Brushing your baby's scalp with a soft brush, like a toothbrush, can help loosen scales or flakes.

  • 2

    (deposit)
    (in kettle, pipes) sarro masculine
    (on metal) oxidación feminine
    • Mr Wilkinson was of the opinion that since water treatment equipment had been installed only recently, there were likely to have been corrosion and a build up of scale over the years inside the pipe work.
    • I live in a hard water area and am concerned about the build-up of scale in the central heating system.
    • Pipes can become clogged with scale that reduces water flow and ultimately requires pipe replacement.
    • Every so often it is advisable to remove the mineral scale that builds up on the electrical heater element and in the reservoir pan.
    • This is the white scale or platy stuff that you may see on the inside of the dishwasher or coffee pots or other hot water contact areas.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fish) escamar
    (fish) quitarle las escamas a
  • 2

    (kettle) quitarle el sarro a

There are 3 main translations of scale in Spanish

: scale1scale2scale3

scale2

balanza, n.

Pronunciation: /skeɪl//skeɪl/

noun

  • 1

    (for weighing)
    balanza feminine
    pesa feminine
    a pair of kitchen scales un peso
    • bathroom scales báscula de baño
    • he tipped / turned the scales at 95 kilos pesó 95 kilos
    • We might imagine a scale with two balancing pans.
    • Officers also found electronic weighing scales, cling film, food bags and a further block of cocaine hidden under some tea towels.
    • The rest of our time will be divided between keeping the monster occupied and finishing packing, although it seems that there's very little we can do until we can get hold of a pair of scales.
    • And, it's rider held a pair of scales in his hand.
    • I weight him weekly, using a big pair of scales.
    • She has refitted the inside of the shop but will be doling out the confectionery in the time-honoured way, with a set of scales and brown paper bags.
    • His hand scrabbled on the countertop, searching for a stick, a pair of scales, any weapon to fend off this unseen attacker.
    • Drugs squad officers have seized imitation guns, a scanner, knives, bars of cannabis, cocaine, weighing scales and smoking pipes in the past twelve months.
    • There were traces of diamorphine on some scales and a bottle of methadone which had been prescribed to someone else.
    • But I don't have a pair of scales to check and it's been so long since I did check that I wouldn't know what's a loss and what's a gain.
    • It was opposite a splendid portrait of the King holding a pair of scales and sword, presumably showing him as the source of Justice in his Kingdom.
    • With the help of a good pair of scales, establish the point at which your weight remains constant.
    • For years it's had the same black bass guitar in the window, surrounded by an array of hash pipes, weighing scales and stolen car radios.
    • Mr Li presides over it like a lean-shaven Confucius, grinding up powders and weighing remedies on a delicate pair of scales before dispatching them to the kitchen.
    • Inside a tiny front yard, a man with a Muslim's white cloth cap and a bicycle was holding a pair of scales on which reposed a silver fish, which ended in a neat pink ellipse where its head had been.
    • When faced with having to make rapid estimations of weight without a pair of scales to hand - for example, before administering weight related doses of drugs - ask the patient to guess his or her own weight.
    • The building looked very much like a country courthouse, with an intricate wrought iron sign hanging over the door, a pair of scales framed by swirling designs.
    • The Lord Christ is placing before us a pair of scales, and on one side of the balances is laid the whole world.
    • Separation goes paradoxically together with dependence because, as is the case with a pair of scales, one character's going up requires the other's going down.
    • A set of cracked, broken weighing scales and a rusty tray were used for food preparation and storage.
  • 2

    (pan)
    platillo masculine
    • It is certainly possible to put some powder in a clean bowl and use a small spoon to trickle powder into the scale pan until the proper charge is reached.
    • A one gramme weight is placed on the scale pan of an electronic balance and the balance is covered by a glass bell jar.
    • If you're using a conventional balance beam scale, the case can still be used to transfer powder to the scale pan.
    • There is always going to be a little left in the tube over the scale pan and RCBS says to use the ‘trickle’ key to empty it.
    • Lyman also has an accessory called the ‘Powder Pal’ that combines the scale pan with a powder funnel.

There are 3 main translations of scale in Spanish

: scale1scale2scale3

scale3

escala, n.

Pronunciation: /skeɪl//skeɪl/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(on measuring instrument)

      escala feminine
      the Richter scale la escala de Richter
      • how would you grade it on a scale of 1 to 10? ¿cuánto le darías en una escala del 1 al 10?
      • He inserted a probe into the flue pipe and said the meter went off the scale.
      • Panelists must then complete an evaluation of the samples and mark the line scale for the intensity of each attribute.
      • While the patient looked at each tool, the data collector read the words on each VAS and provided a pencil or pen for the patient to mark on the scale.
      • Have them wait 30 seconds or so, and then ask them to rate their energy level once again by marking the scale.
      • Preoperatively, patients marked the scales before any medication was given.

    • 1.2(table, ranking)

      escala feminine
      wage/social scale escala salarial/social
      • scale of charges tarifa de precios (/ honorarios etc. )
      • On a scale of one to five, where one is the most harmful, Ofsted inspections score 1.7.
      • But at the other end of the scale another friend of mine has had twice as many different partners then me.
      • California uses both an elaborate report card and a school ranking (on a scale of 1 to 10) based solely on test scores.
      • The BMC workers draw different pay scales ranging from basic pay of Rs. 3480 to Rs. 17890.
      • In the survey, employees were asked to rate the company across 65 questions, giving answers on a seven-point scale ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree.
      • On a scale of 1 to 10, companies rated Microsoft's security at 7.6, double the rating in a similar survey conducted last year.
      • On the other hand prophecy through visions of angels is low down on the scale.
      • Problems for students caused by differences in grading scales used at post-secondary education institutions around Alberta may finally have a remedy.
      • Here are the results, rated on a scale of the most famous infomercial titan, Billy Mays.
      • Among other things, the law provides state money to offset the cost of indigent defense and requires each county to set a standardized scale for lawyers' fees.
      • A further sample of marked tapes had to be submitted at a later date and at the end of the marking process each examiner was graded on an A-E scale.
      • The Justice gave the accused in that case a credit on a scale of 0.5 to 1.
      • Salary scales for computer science graduates can vary widely but can start at about 24,000, rising to about 45,000 in many cases.
      • As for teaching standards, we recently did well in an official Ofsted inspection (achieving grade two on a scale of 1-5).
      • But now, officers at the top of their pay scale who fail to make the grade will lose ‘competency’ payments of just over £1,000 a year.
      • Results were read visually on a scale of 1 + to 4 +, with readings of > or = 2 + considered positive.
      • After 12 months, the five patients improved by almost 40% on a standard scale measuring motor abilities.
      • We also used a modified version of a standard scale to measure level of social support.
      • It recommends a sliding scale from two to six points for each speeding offence as well as a scale of fines ranging from £40 - £100.
      • They were protesting against the attitude of the Indian Bank Association with regard to revision of pay scales.
      • They are low on the social scale, where scales are all-important.
      • The pay scale for other teachers coming into the Philadelphia district ranges from $32,598 to $54,538.
      • Most independent schools pay teachers according to the national scales - but in some cases they pay above those scales.
      • Officers can qualify for the threshold payments if they have served for 12 months at the top of the pay scale for their rank and meet certain standards in their job.
      • The Government announces higher pay scales to encourage recruitment and bolster morale, yet doesn't mention that schools are expected to foot much of the bill.
      • This is then graded on a scale of one to 100 with a standard reference food, usually glucose.
      • Students are graded on a seven-point scale for each subject, with three further points available based on their performance across the diploma, producing a top score of 45.
      • Wine captured in bottle led to a market in older wines whose reputation, based on vintage and name, created a comprehensible and measurable scale of values.

    • 1.3(promotion ladder)

      escalafón masculine

    • 1.4(ruler)

      regla feminine

  • 2

    • 2.1(extent, size)

      escala feminine
      the scale of the disaster/problem la escala / magnitud / envergadura del desastre/problema
      • global/national in scale a escala global/nacional
      • on a large/small scale en gran/pequeña escala
      • on a massive scale en gran escala
      • we weren't expecting casualties on this scale no esperábamos un número de bajas de estas proporciones
      • the famine is on a scale with / on the same scale as that in Ethiopia la hambruna alcanza las mismas proporciones que la de Etiopía
      • Here is dereliction on a grand scale, sludged in mud dumped from the Channel tunnel.
      • The teachers at Homewood have innovated on a grand scale to make sure every child has the best chance.
      • If I'm witnessing torture and inhumanity on a grand scale, the answer is no.
      • Vancouver is alluring on a grand scale, but it's the detail that ends up seducing you.
      • A conviction for corrupting judges on a grand scale would be more difficult to shrug off.
      • The prisons' management has presumed guilt over innocence and allowed torture and abuse on a grand scale.
      • It's a betrayal of promises on a grand scale, and all the worse for being a betrayal of the poorest people in the world.
      • And he will try to demonstrate that he is a sinner on a grand scale, which the poor soul is not.
      • If it's organic, from the soul - you can't reproduce it on a grand scale, like other things that have been pasteurized and distributed.
      • Today garden artistry is available to everyone, and it doesn't have to be on a grand scale.
      • At fashion shows, whether organised on a grand scale by professionals, or at the amateur level by college students, the saree display always fascinates the audience.
      • From the moment a pontiff chooses a name for his reign, he starts building bridges on a grand scale.
      • Everything here seems to be on a grand scale - the lakes and waterfalls as well as the mountains.
      • Well, it's hard to prove yet on a grand scale, in part because a relative minority of people shop online.
      • It's a very commendable artistic adventure - to ask the small Ballet B.C. company of 14 dancers to work on a grand scale, to achieve on a small budget.
      • It may not be on a grand scale but it is very accessible and there for all to enjoy.
      • The French and Dutch results were punishment for political failure on a grand scale.
      • People of Belgaum are known to celebrate festivals on a grand scale, but the bursting of crackers was limited this time.
      • The new business opportunities have encouraged entrepreneurship on a grand scale.
      • All writers, he once said, were liars and with regard to his military service he lied on a grand scale.

    • 2.2(of map, diagram)

      escala feminine
      (model/drawing) (before noun) a escala
      to draw/make sth to scale dibujar/hacer algo a escala
      • not to scale no está a escala
      • A look at the real engines and scale models, combined with the charts and diagrams on the walls, made various aeronautical principles easier to understand.
      • On display will be vintage cars, commercials, vintage tractors, stationary engines, scale models and motorbikes, along with the only steam motor cycle in the world.
      • They pay all the expenses of the project with their own money coming from the sale of preparatory drawings, collages, scale models, all created before the completion of a project.
      • Would you want to see a film taking place in the real Beijing theme park with scale models of the world's most famous landmarks?
      • A 23-member IOC delegation inspects a scale model of the Olympic Village planned for the north of Beijing.
      • It also has a sizeable collection of model vessels - a scale model is commissioned when each new ship is procured.
      • A one-fifth scale model of the craft has, in tests, demonstrated high speeds and smooth running through a variety of wave patterns.
      • The highlight of this particular gallery will be the large working scale model of the Town Mill.
      • First, they built a one to ten scale model: a large object, which allowed them to work out the nuances of the form, and its spaces and lighting.
      • The teams use scale models and wind tunnel testing to hone their developments.
      • We may even build scale models and test them in wind tunnels and other ways.
      • It merely means that shorter-term, fine geographic scale models were most popular.
      • The beautiful 6 metre scale model at the visitor centre is 34 times smaller than the monument.
      • The four-feet by two-feet scale model is an exact replica of the stadium, with executive boxes, stands, and a players' tunnel.
      • Floor plans and a scale model of the Gallery Quay development are on show today from 2-4pm at the on site marketing suite.
      • The centrepiece of the displays is a pair of fascinating scale models, one of the city before Christ, the other in AD4.
      • Oh, I forgot to mention, that all the while, I realize that I have this scale model of the spherical tower that I am holding in my hand.
      • They had opted for scale models, working gadgets and multimedia shows to attract visitors.
      • From that, a one-to-five scale model was generated, in which the complexities of bending and the joints could be investigated.
      • I use these sections to further develop the building's exterior and interior elevations and to build a scale model of wire for each design.

  • 3

    Music
    escala feminine
    • Further encouraged by his teacher he eventually managed to produce all the notes of the major scale.
    • When I was a young boy as a school musician, I learned that music was more than scales or keys or how to make sure I was always in tune.
    • From behind every door came the sound of music: piano scales, a sad clarinet, a snatch of cello, a female voice in full Wagnerian mode.
    • An ancient musical system, Chinese music uses a scale of seven notes, but focuses on five core tones with two changing tones.
    • One of the most difficult passages for the violin in the first movement is a melodic minor one-octave scale in fingered octaves.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (climb)
    (wall/rock face/mountain) escalar
    (ladder) subir