Translation of high in Spanish:
adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1 1.1 [building/wall/mountain] alto how high is it? ¿qué altura tiene? the tower is 40 m high la torre tiene 40 m de alto or de altura a 12 ft high wall un muro de 12 pies de alto or de altura I've known him since he was this high lo conozco desde que era así (de pequeño)Example sentences1.2 [window/balcony/ledge] alto; [plateau] elevado at a high altitude a gran altitud to take a high dive zambullirse* or tirarse desde lo alto the river is very high el río está muy alto or crecido this is the highest the river has been since last spring es la máxima altura que ha alcanzado el río desde la primavera pasada a high forehead una frente amplia high cheekbones pómulos (masculine plural) salientes
Example sentences1.3 (in status) [office/rank/officials] alto I have it on the highest authority lo sé de muy buena fuente or tinta she moves in high/the highest circles se mueve en las altas esferas/los círculos más elevados he has friends in high places tiene amigos muy bien situados the high life la gran vida
- 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.
Example sentences1.4 (morally, ethically) [ideals/principles/aims] elevado
- 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.
Example sentences1.5 (in pitch) [voice] agudo; [note] alto the speech ended on a high note el discurso terminó con una nota de optimismo
- 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.
- 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.
- 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] alto; [pressure/voltage/current] alto; [speed/velocity] alto; [wind] fuerte; [temperature/fever] alto he has a very high color tiene un color muy subido think of a number higher than five piensa en un número mayor que cinco the high latitudes las altas latitudes the temperature was in the high eighties la temperatura rondaba los noventa grados the death toll could rise as high as 20 el número de muertos podría elevarse a 20 unemployment is very high hay mucho desempleo the high cost of giving in to terrorism el alto precio que se paga por ceder al terrorismo to pay a high price for sth pagar* algo muy caro they've paid a high price for failure han pagado muy caro el fracaso to play for high stakes apostar* fuerte my hopes were high as I set out tenía grandes esperanzas al partir Byzantine art finds its highest expression in … el arte bizantino tiene su expresión más depurada en … to be high
insth ser* rico enalgo high in protein rico en proteínas 2.2 (good, favorable) to hold sb in high esteem tener* a algn en gran or en mucha estima he has a high regard for you tiene muy buen concepto de ti 2.3 [Games/Juegos] [card/throw] altoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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 [Literat] [Theater/Teatro] a moment of high drama/comedy un momento muy dramático/comiquísimo a tale of high adventure una historia de grandes aventuras 3.2 (climactic) culminante the high point of the novel el punto culminante de la novela
- 4 4.1 (happy, excited) she was in high spirits estaba muy animada we had a high old time [colloquial/familiar] lo pasamos estupendamente 4.2 (intoxicated) [colloquial/familiar] drogado, colocado (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] to be/get high on sth estar* drogado or (in Spain also/en España también) colocado/drogarse* or (in Spain also/en España también) colocarse* con algo [colloquial/familiar]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 en pleno verano high Gothic el gótico tardío it was her best dress, worn only on high days and holidays era su mejor vestido, el que tenía reservado para las grandes ocasiones
- 6 [game] que huele fuerte; [meat] pasadoExample sentences
- 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/adverbio (-er, -est)
- 1 1.1 [fly] alto the tower loomed high over the town la torre se erguía or se alzaba por encima de la ciudad the mountain towered high above us la montaña se elevaba dominante sobre nosotros they built ever higher construían cada vez más alto high in the sky en lo alto del cielo high overhead en las alturas high up arriba, en lo alto if you go a bit higher up, you'll get a better view si subes un poco más, tendrás mejor vista the Bears are fairly high in the league los Bears están entre los primeros de la liga it's pretty high (up) on the agenda es uno de los asuntos más importantes to run high [river] estar* crecido [sea] estar* embravecido [feelings] estar* exaltados passions run high in this thrilling new saga las pasiones se desatan en esta nueva y emocionante saga high and dry to leave sb high and dry dejar a algn en la estacada, dejar a algn tirado [colloquial/familiar] there was the boat, high and dry on a sandbank allí estaba el bote, varado en un banco de arena to search o hunt o look high and low (for sth) remover* cielo y tierra (para encontrar algo) 1.2 (in status) alto to aim high [marksman] apuntar alto [ambitious person] picar* alto he's risen high in his profession ha llegado alto en su profesión to fly high (be successful, happy) ir* viento en popa (have high ambitions) picar* alto 1.3 (in pitch) [sing] alto
- 2 2.1 (in amount, degree) how high are you prepared to bid? ¿hasta cuánto estás dispuesto a pujar or ofrecer? she stands high in my esteem o estimation la tengo en gran estima, la estimo mucho 2.2 (in cards) to go high jugar* una carta alta to lead high salir* con una carta alta to play high jugar* fuerte
- 1 1.1 countable/numerable (level) récord (masculine) inflation reached a new high la inflación alcanzó un nuevo récord 1.2 uncountable/no numerable on high (in heaven) en las alturas (high above) en lo alto a new directive from on high [humorous/humorístico] una nueva directiva de arriba or de las altas esferas [humorous/humorístico]
- 2 countable/numerable [Meteorol] 2.1 (anticyclone) zona (feminine) de altas presiones 2.2 (high temperature) máxima (feminine)
- 3 countable/numerable (euphoria) [colloquial/familiar] (from drugs) viaje (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], colocón (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], pasón (masculine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] I'm on a real high at the moment las cosas me están yendo de maravilla
- 4 uncountable/no numerable (top gear) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Cars/Automovilismo] directa (feminine) in high en directa to move into high meter la directa
- 5 countable/numerable (high school) [colloquial/familiar] cole (masculine) [colloquial/familiar] ([ secundario ])
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