beneath
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beneath(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (below)
a. debajo de
The paper you're looking for is beneath your book.El papel que buscas está debajo de tu libro.
b. bajo
After the storm, 70% of the town was beneath a meter or more of water.Tras la tormenta, el 70% del pueblo quedó bajo un metro o más agua.
2. (socially lower than)
a. por debajo de
He has no respect for those he considers to be beneath him.No tiene ningún respeto por quienes considera que están por debajo de él.
3. (unworthy of)
a. indigno de
Carlos pretended to be his friend, but secretly believed Juan was beneath him.Carlos fingía ser su amigo, pero en secreto creía que Juan era indigno de él.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (underneath)
a. debajo
She jolted awake when she heard a strange noise coming from beneath.Se despertó de un salto cuando oyó un ruido extraño que venía de debajo.
b. abajo
The surface looked calm, but there lay many dangers beneath.La superficie se veía calma, pero había muchos peligros abajo.
c. de abajo
I was surprised by a bird that flew out from beneath the car.Me sorprendí por un pájaro que salió volando de abajo del coche.
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beneath
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (physically)
a. debajo de, bajo
2. (unworthy of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to marry beneath onecasarse con alguien de clase social inferior
she thinks it's beneath her to workcree que trabajar supondría rebajarse
beneath contempt(completamente) despreciable
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (general)
a. abajo
from beneathdesde abajo
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beneath [bɪˈniːθ]
preposition
1 (below) debajo de; bajo
2 inferior a; por debajo de
it would be beneath him to do such a thing hacer tal cosa sería indigno de él; she married beneath her se casó con un hombre de clase inferior; beneath contempt despreciable
adverb
abajo; debajo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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