In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(relación)proportionla cabeza no guarda proporción con el resto del cuerpo — the head is out of proportion to the rest of the body
- la proporción es de tres vasos de agua por uno de limón — the proportion is three glasses of water to one of lemon juice
- los sueldos no suben en proporción a la inflación — salaries are not keeping up with / keeping pace with inflation
- se fijará en proporción a los ingresos — it will be set in proportion to income
- se agrega leche y harina en proporciones iguales — add milk and flour in equal proportions
2proporciones (feminine plural)(dimensiones)proportionsel edificio es de grandes proporciones — the building is of large proportions
- el horno es de unas proporciones gigantescas — the furnace is huge / immense / massive / of massive proportions
- un incendio de grandes proporciones — a huge / massive fire
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