In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(montaña/terreno) high(edificio) tall(edificio) high
2(cantidad) large(impuestos/precio) highun número elevado de casos — a large number of cases
- las pérdidas han sido elevadas — there have been heavy / substantial losses
- un elevado índice de abstención — a high rate of abstention
3(categoría/calidad) hightiene un puesto muy elevado — he has a very high / important position
4(ideas/pensamientos) noble(ideas/pensamientos) elevated(estilo) lofty(estilo) elevatedla conversación adquirió un tono elevado — the tone of the conversation became rather highbrow / elevated
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