por encima de
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por encima de(
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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. (directly upwards from)
a. over
Vimos unas cigüeñas volando por encima del pueblo.We saw some storks flying over the town.
2. (at superior levels than)
a. above
La marea subió dos metros por encima de sus niveles normales.The tide rose two meters above its normal levels.
3. (superior in importance to)
a. before
Para mí, mi familia está por encima de todo.For me, my family comes before everything else.
b. above
Por encima de todo, no se lo cuentes a nadie.Above all, don't tell anybody.
4. (superior in rank to)
a. higher up than
Sólo la directora gerente está por encima de él.Only the managing director is higher up than he is.
5. (superior to)
a. higher than
Los resultados del test indican que su inteligencia está por encima de la media.The test results show that she has a higher than average intelligence.
6. (not bothered by)
a. beyond
Él está muy por encima de esas tonterías.He is well beyond that nonsense.
7. (in spite of)
a. despite
Se volvió artista por encima de la oposición de sus padres.She became an artist despite her parents' opposition.
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