Translation of high in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1(building/wall/mountain)how high is it?
alto¿qué altura tiene?the tower is 40 m highla torre tiene 40 m de alto or de alturaa 12 ft high wallun muro de 12 pies de alto or de alturaI've known him since he was this highlo conozco desde que era así (de pequeño)Example sentences1.2
- To the south there are high mountains, covered in thick spring snow.
- Crystal clear streams flow down from the high mountains into the Datong River.
- The conditions in the high mountains were hard and four of our group turned back.
alto(plateau)at a high altitude
elevadoa gran altitudto take a high divezambullirse or tirarse desde lo altothe river is very highel río está muy alto or crecidothis is the highest the river has been since last springes la máxima altura que ha alcanzado el río desde la primavera pasadaa high foreheaduna frente ampliahigh cheekbonespómulos (masculine plural) salientesExample sentences1.3 (in status)
(office/rank/officials)I have it on the highest authority
- Most sports utility vehicles are so high off the ground that your dog has to be virtually airborne or a St Bernard to be able to climb in.
- Filming at high altitude in the Peruvian Andes wasn't always much fun.
- At high altitudes, the thin air makes it hard to breathe unless the cabin is pressurized.
altolo sé de muy buena fuente or tintashe moves in high/the highest circlesse mueve en las altas esferas/los círculos más elevadoshe has friends in high placestiene amigos muy bien situadosthe high lifela gran vidaExample sentences1.4 (morally, ethically)
- He said this situation had put the issue of imports very high on the agenda.
- Robert Altman has definitely made better films, but this one must rank high on the list.
- Finding a permanent home for the campus is high on the university's agenda.
elevadoExample sentences1.5 (in pitch)
- The auteur's true genius lies in his ability to combine high art with popular culture.
- The Czechs are nothing if not talented musicians with a deep love of fine culture and high art.
- One final relevant feature of postmodernity is its mixture of popular and high culture.
agudo(note)the speech ended on a high note
altoel discurso terminó con una nota de optimismoExample sentences
- As they cross into his yard, their voices fade to a dull murmur punctuated by high laughter.
- Her voice was high and almost childish as she gave the man a playful swat on the arm.
- The intro was played softly and her voice was high and sweet, singing the melody.
- 2 2.1 (considerable, greater than usual)(number/score/salary/interest rate)
fuerte(temperature/fever)he has a very high color
altotiene un color muy subidothink of a number higher than fivepiensa en un número mayor que cincothe high latitudeslas altas latitudesthe temperature was in the high eightiesla temperatura rondaba los noventa gradosthe death toll could rise as high as 20el número de muertos podría elevarse a 20unemployment is very highhay mucho desempleothe high cost of giving in to terrorismel alto precio que se paga por ceder al terrorismoto pay a high price for somethingpagar algo muy carothey've paid a high price for failurehan pagado muy caro el fracasoto play for high stakesapostar fuertemy hopes were high as I set outtenía grandes esperanzas al partirByzantine art finds its highest expression in …el arte bizantino tiene su expresión más depurada en …to be high
insomethingser ricohigh in protein enalgoExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (good, favorable) to hold somebody in high esteem
- Chickpeas are exceptionally high in protein and very low in fat, making them an ideal food.
- Cashews are high in protein and carbohydrate as well as being rich in vitamin A.
- Waves on Puget Sound were so high that day that only four crew members could row.
tener a alguien en gran or en mucha estimahe has a high regard for youtiene muy buen concepto de ti2.3 (Games)(card/throw)
- But poker is most interesting when the stakes are high and small fortunes rest on the draw of a card.
- You are 65, but you played for high stakes over several years, and eventually you lost.
- It seems to me that many in the U.S. don't quite appreciate how high the stakes are.
- 3 3.1 (Literature, Theater)a moment of high drama/comedyun momento muy dramático/comiquísimoa tale of high adventureuna historia de grandes aventuras3.2 (climactic) the high point of the novelel punto culminante de la novela
- 4 4.1 (happy, excited) she was in high spiritsestaba muy animadawe had a high old time [colloquial] 4.2 (intoxicated) [colloquial] to be/get high on somethingestar drogado or (in Spain also) colocado/drogarse or (in Spain also) colocarse con algo [colloquial]Example sentences
- During some of these incidents he admitted to being high on heroin and cocaine.
- During the three-week trial the jury heard Giles, 19, was high on drink and drugs at the time of the attack.
- It was 2001 when Joe was physically attacked by a passenger he believes was high on drugs.
- 5 (of time, period)in high summer high Gothicel gótico tardíoit was her best dress, worn only on high days and holidaysera su mejor vestido, el que tenía reservado para las grandes ocasiones
que huele fuerte(meat)
- Mine are hung for no more than 2 or 3 days especially over the last few years what with the milder winters. Its a question of taste and how high you like your bird.
- The meat was quite high with complex strong flavours, which is just the way I like it.
adverb -er, -est
- 1 1.1(fly)the tower loomed high over the town
altola torre se erguía or se alzaba por encima de la ciudadthe mountain towered high above usla montaña se elevaba dominante sobre nosotrosthey built ever higherconstruían cada vez más altohigh in the skyen lo alto del cielohigh overheaden las alturashigh uparribaif you go a bit higher up, you'll get a better view
en lo altosi subes un poco más, tendrás mejor vistathe Bears are fairly high in the leaguelos Bears están entre los primeros de la ligait's pretty high (up) on the agendaes uno de los asuntos más importantesto run high (river)estar crecido(sea)
estar embravecido(feelings)passions run high in this thrilling new saga
estar exaltadoslas pasiones se desatan en esta nueva y emocionante sagahigh and dryto leave somebody high and drydejar a alguien en la estacadathere was the boat, high and dry on a sandbank
dejar a alguien tirado [colloquial]allí estaba el bote, varado en un banco de arenato search o hunt o look high and low (for something)Example sentences1.2
(in status) altoto aim high (marksman)apuntar alto(ambitious person)he's risen high in his profession
- Mr Bond said that before the council collected the mess this week it was piled five feet high against the wall of the flats.
- So, despite these edicts, new apartment houses continued to be built five or six storeys high.
- I was a little concerned that I would pitch my material too high or too low.
picar altoha llegado alto en su profesiónto fly high(be successful, happy) ir viento en popa(have high ambitions) picar altoExample sentences1.3
(in pitch) (sing)
- There is no great benefit from ranking high this year as next year there are no World Championships.
- It has to be said that Pas de la Casa is boring, unless getting legless ranks high on your list.
- What is lacking are not the resources, but the political will. It is clear these topics do not rate very high on his agenda.
- We, the campaigners for radical change, have to raise our voices high.
- My voice went high with excitement.
- Without realizing it, I had raised my voice high enough for the whole class to hear.
- 1 1.1 countable (level) inflation reached a new highla inflación alcanzó un nuevo récordExample sentences1.2 uncountableon high
(in heaven) en las alturas(high above) en lo altoa new directive from on high [humorous]una nueva directiva de arriba or de las altas esferas [humorous]
- In Finland, sea levels reached record highs, cutting off several coastal roads, but no major damage was reported.
- In 2002, unemployment levels reached historic highs of 23 percent, real wages plummeted and the peso was severely devalued.
- This is a big worry, because mortgage debt and consumer credit figures keep hitting new highs every month.
- 2 countable (Meteorology) 2.1 (anticyclone)zona (feminine) de altas presionesExample sentences2.2 (high temperature)
- In the southern hemisphere it is the meeting place of the dry east to southeast winds generated by the subtropical highs, and the moisture-laden northwesterly monsoon winds.
- The high may move northward to cover Scotland or stay stuck just south of the UK.
- These intermittent highs effectively separate the northwestern trough from the deep-water regions of the Hatton-Rockall and Iceland Basins to the west.
- 3 countable (euphoria) [colloquial] (from drugs)viaje (masculine) [colloquial]I'm on a real high at the moment
colocón (masculine) (Spain) [colloquial]
pasón (masculine) (Mexico) [colloquial]las cosas me están yendo de maravillaExample sentences
- Cannabis does alter your mind. It can make you more irritable, or sometimes depress you, or sometimes put you on a high.
- Fortunately, I was on a high by now, and energy was pouring out of me.
- I was on a high for the rest of the night, and it lasted until the next day.
- And these were girls that Haylie had grown up with, in middle school and junior high.
- He had gone to my elementary school, moved on to junior high, and I never saw him again.
- I was in the last year of primary school while my sister was in junior high.
- 5 countable (high school) [colloquial]cole (masculine) [colloquial] (secundario)
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