Quick answer
"Low" is an adjective which is often translated as "bajo", and "deep" is an adjective which is often translated as "profundo". Learn more about the difference between "low" and "deep" below.
low(
lo
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (short in stature)
a. bajo
The children's books are on a low shelf.Los libros infantiles están en una repisa baja.
2. (below normal)
a. bajo
We received a very low amount of applications this year.Recibimos una cantidad muy baja de solicitudes este año.
3. (quiet)
a. bajo
Please speak in a low voice while in the library.Favor de hablar en voz baja mientras esté en la biblioteca.
4. (inexpensive)
a. bajo
I like this store because of its low prices.Me gusta esta tienda por sus precios bajos.
5. (sad)
a. deprimido
I've been feeling low since the divorce.Me he sentido deprimido desde el divorcio.
6. (negative)
a. malo
I have a low opinion of him.Tengo una mala opinión de él.
7. (humble status)
a. bajo
He's rich now, but he was born into a low class.Ahora es rico, pero es de clase baja originalmente.
b. humilde
That girl is of low birth! You can't marry her.¡Esa chica es de humilde cuna! No te puedes casar con ella.
8. (dishonest)
a. bajo
What he did to you was low.Lo que te hizo fue bajo.
9. (musical pitch)
a. grave
This part can only be sung by someone with a very low voice.Esta parte solo la puede cantar alguien con una voz muy grave.
b. bajo
The tuba is an instrument with a low pitch.La tuba es un instrumento con un tono muy bajo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
10. (minimum)
a. el mínimo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company's stock reached an all-time low.Las acciones de la compañía llegaron a un mínimo histórico.
11. (meteorology)
a. la zona de baja presión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This low is going to bring more snow to the area.Esta zona de baja presión traerá más nieve al área.
12. (cattle)
a. el mugido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bull gave a threatening low as I climbed over the fence.El toro dio un mugido amenazador cuando me trepé sobre la valla.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
13. (not high)
a. bajo
That plane is flying too low.El avión está volando demasiado bajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
14. (to moo)
a. mugir
Can you hear the cows lowing? We're in the country now.¿Puedes oír cómo mugen las vacas? Ahora sí que estamos en el campo.
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deep(
dip
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extending far down)
a. profundo
She dug a deep hole in the sand with her shovel and pail.Ella cavó un hoyo profundo en la arena con su pala y cubo.
b. hondo
You need a very deep pot to cook all of that soup.Necesitas una olla muy honda para cocinar toda esa sopa.
2. (low in pitch)
a. profundo
The radio announcer has a deep voice that captivates his audience.El locutor de radio tiene una voz profunda que cautiva a su audiencia.
b. grave
The singer's voice is too deep for the role.La voz de la cantante es demasiado grave para el papel.
3. (dark in color)
a. intenso
Her eyes are a deep blue that look like the night sky.Sus ojos son de un azul intenso que parecen el cielo de la noche.
b. subido
Samantha's dress was a deep shade of green.El vestido de Samantha era un verde subido.
4. (profound)
a. profundo
The professor's deep theories touched everyone in the class.Las teorías profundas del profesor conmovieron a todos en la clase.
5. (extending far back)
a. de fondo
The house is 20 meters wide and 30 meters deep.La casa tiene 20 metros de ancho y 30 metros de fondo.
6. (broad)
a. ancho
The bridesmaids' dresses have deep hems.Los vestidos de las damas de honor tienen bastillas anchas.
7. (immersed)
a. absorto
Angelica was deep in thought after winning the election.Angelica estaba absorta en sus pensamientos después de ganar la elección.
8. (intense)
a. profundo
The baby is in a deep sleep.El bebé está en un sueño profundo.
b. hondo
With a deep breath, she went under water.Con un respiro hondo, se sumergió en el agua.
c. grave
There is deep suspicion that Alfredo was actually the mastermind behind the plot.Hay una grave sospecha de que Alfredo haya sido en verdad el autor intelectual tras el complot.
d. intenso
Isela's love affair with the waiter began with a deep gaze.El romance de Isela con el mesero comenzó con una mirada intensa.
9. (mysterious)
a. bien guardado
Her secret is so deep that even the best detective couldn't uncover it.Su secreto está tan bien guardado que ni siquiera el mejor detective podría desvelarlo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10. (extending far down)
a. profundamente
We buried the treasure deep in the ground.Enterramos el tesoro profundamente en la tierra.
b. hondo
You need to dig the hole deep, because we are going to plant a large tree there.Hay que cavar el hoyo hondo, porque ahí vamos a plantar un árbol grande.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Deep in your heart, you know that's not true.En el fondo del corazón sabes que eso no es verdad.
They went deep into the crowd to avoid the police in pursuit of them.Se adentraron al interior de la multitud para evitar a los policías que les perseguían.
11. (intensely)
a. fijamente (to look or see)
He looked deep into her eyes and said, "I do."La miró fijamente a los ojos y le dijo: "Sí, quiero".
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
12. (deep water)
a. las profundidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The whales migrate to the deep where they will spend the majority of the season.Las ballenas migran a las profundidades, donde pasarán la mayor parte de la temporada.
b. el piélago
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The mafia boss threatened to give him cement shoes and throw him into the deep.El jefe de la mafia amenazó con darle zapatos de cemento y tirarlo al piélago.
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