There are 2 translations of scale in Spanish:

scale1

Pronunciation: /skeɪl/

n

  • 1 1.1 (no pl) (extent, size) escala (f) the scale of the disaster/problem la escala or magnitud or envergadura del desastre/problema global/national in scale a escala global/nacional on a large/small scale en gran/pequeña escala on a massive scale en gran escala we weren't expecting casualties on this scale no esperábamos un número de bajas de estas proporciones the famine is on a scale with o on the same scale as that in Ethiopia la hambruna alcanza las mismas proporciones que la de Etiopía (of map, diagram) escala (f) to draw/make sth to scale dibujar/hacer* algo a escala not to scale no está a escala; (before n) [model/drawing] a escala 1.2 c (on measuring instrument) escala (f) the Richter scale la escala de Richter how would you grade it on a scale of 1 to 10? ¿cuánto le darías en una escala del 1 al 10? (table, ranking) escala (f) wage/social scale escala salarial/social scale of charges tarifa (f) de precios ( or honorarios etc) (promotion ladder) escalafón (m) (ruler) regla (f) 1.3 c [Mus] escala (f) 1.4 c (for weighing) (usu pl) balanza (f) , pesa (f) a pair of kitchen scales una balanza or una pesa de cocina, un peso bathroom scales una báscula or pesa (de baño) he tipped o turned the scales at 95 kilos pesó 95 kilos (pan) platillo (m)

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

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There are 2 translations of scale in Spanish:

scale2

vt

  • 2 2.1 [fish] escamar , quitarle las escamas a 2.2 [kettle] quitarle el sarro a

Phrasal verbs

scale back

v + adv + o
[expenditure/production] reducir* ; [activities] reducir* el número de

scale down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[model/drawing] reducir* (a escala) ; [operation/investment] recortar , disminuir* a scaled-down model/version una maqueta/versión a escala (reducida)

scale up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[drawing/model] agrandar (a escala) ; [operation/investment] ampliar*

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Word of the day saliva
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Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.