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American English: /bəˈloʊ/
British English: /bɪˈləʊ/

Translation of below in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (under) the room directly below this one
    la habitación justo debajo or (in Latin America also) abajo de esta
    500m below the surface
    a 500m bajo la superficie or por debajo de la superficie
    1.2 (downstream of)
    más abajo de
  • 2 (inferior, junior to)
    por debajo de
    all employees below executive level
    todos los empleados por debajo del nivel ejecutivo
  • 3 (less than)
    por debajo de
    below average
    inferior a or por debajo de la media
    interest rates are back below 10%
    los tipos de interés vuelven a estar por debajo del 10%
    if you earn below £8,000 a year
    si ganas menos de 8.000 libras al año
    below zero
    bajo cero
    if the temperature falls below 20°C
    si la temperatura desciende por debajo de 20°C
    below standard
    por debajo del nivel exigido


  • 1 1.1 (underneath) put it on the shelf below
    ponlo en el estante de abajo
    the people in the apartment below
    la gente del apartamento de abajo
    down below we could see …
    abajo veíamos …
    seen from below
    visto desde abajo
    1.2 (Nautical) to go below
    Example sentences
    • The wind at the time the captain went below was blowing a fresh breeze from east-north-east, with a heavy sea, which increased to a violent gale; he was, however, not called until 2 o'clock.
    • We did not think it very serious so went below again cursing the iceberg for disturbing us.
    • I went below to rest, because I would be on watch later.
    1.3 (on earth) [literary]
    en la tierra
    here below
    aquí en la tierra
    Example sentences
    • It fell a few feet below us, then came zooming back up straight at me.
    • So he jumped below and spread the chart of Mag Bay out on the table and yelled soundings and direction to me.
    • And one, two three....the young giant leapt into the Sea below.
  • 2 (in text)
    más abajo
    see diagram below
    véase el diagrama más abajo
    Example sentences
    • Examine the vignettes below and then read the discussion that follows.
    • By filling out the form below and then submitting it, you can report any injury or death involving consumer products to us, or report an unsafe product to us.
    • You have the option of clicking on the subjects below or simply reading the interview from the beginning.
  • 3 (of temperature) See examples: 20 (degrees) below
    20 (grados) bajo cero

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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