There are 4 translations of alto in English:

alto1

(-ta)

adj

  • 1 1.1[ser] [persona/edificio/árbol] tall [pared/montaña] high zapatos de tacones altos or (América del Sur/South America) de taco alto high-heeled shoes es más alto que su hermano he's taller than his brother una blusa de cuello alto a high-necked blouse 1.2[estar] ¡qué alto estás! haven't you grown! mi hija está casi tan alta como yo my daughter's almost as tall as me now o/or almost my height now
  • 2 (indicando posición, nivel) 2.1[ser] high los techos eran muy altos the rooms had very high ceilings un vestido de talle alto a high-waisted dress 2.2[estar] ese cuadro está muy alto that picture's too high ponlo más alto para que los niños no alcancen put it higher up so that the children can't reach el río está muy alto the river is very high la marea está alta it's high tide, the tide's in los pisos más altos del edificio the top floors of the building salgan con los brazos en alto come out with your hands up o/or with your hands in the air eso deja muy en alto su buen nombre (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) that has really boosted his reputation últimamente están con or tienen la moral bastante alta they've been in pretty high spirits lately, their morale has been pretty high recently a pesar de haber perdido, ha sabido mantener alto el espíritu he's managed to keep his spirits up despite losing Dios te está mirando allá en lo alto God is watching you from on high habían acampado en lo alto de la montaña they had camped high up on the mountainside en lo alto del árbol high up in the tree, at the top of the tree por todo lo alto in style celebraron su triunfo por todo lo alto they celebrated their victory in style una boda por todo lo alto a lavish wedding
  • 3 (en cantidad, calidad) high tiene la tensión or presión alta she has high blood pressure cereales de alto contenido en fibra high-fiber cereals ha pagado un precio muy alto por su irreflexión he has paid a very high price for his rashness productos de alta calidad high-quality products imprescindible alto dominio del inglés good knowledge of English essential el nivel es bastante alto en este colegio the standard is quite high in this school el alto índice de participación en las elecciones the high turnout in the elections embarazo de alto riesgo high-risk pregnancy tirando por lo alto at the most, at the outside tirando por lo alto costará unas 200 libras it will cost about 200 pounds at the most o/or at the outside
  • 4 4.1[estar] (en intensidad) [volumen/radio/televisión] loud pon la radio más alta turn the radio up ¡qué alta está la televisión! the television is so loud! 4.2en voz alta or en alto aloud, out loud estaba pensando en voz alta I was thinking aloud o/or out loud

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Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.

There are 4 translations of alto in English:

alto2

adv

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Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.

There are 4 translations of alto in English:

alto3

interj

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Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.

There are 4 translations of alto in English:

alto4

m

  • 1 1.1 (altura) de alto high un muro de cuatro metros de alto a four-meter high wall tiene tres metros de alto por dos de ancho it's three meters high by two wide 1.2 (en el terreno) high ground siempre se edificaban en un alto they were always built on high ground
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  • 3 (parada, interrupción) hacer un alto to stop hicieron un alto en el camino para almorzar they stopped off o/or they stopped on the way for lunch dar el alto a algn [Militar/Military] to stop sb, to order sb to halt

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Word of the day casquillo
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Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.