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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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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In Santiago, Chile, there are almost a dozen newspapers. The most important dailies are El Mercurio (www.elmercurio.cl), founded in 1900, La Nación, and La Tercera (www.tercera.cl).