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below

Pronunciation: /bɪˈləʊ/

Translation of below in Spanish:

preposition/preposición

  • 1 1.1 (under) debajo de, abajo de (Latin America/América Latina) the room directly below this one la habitación justo debajo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) 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

adverb/adverbio

  • 1 1.1 (underneath) abajo 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/Náutica] abajo to go below bajar 1.3 (on earth) [literary/literario] en la tierra here below aquí en la tierra
  • 2 (in text) más abajo see diagram below véase el diagrama más abajo
  • 3 (of temperature) 20 (degrees) below 20 (grados) bajo cero

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