An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (height)
a. alto
Both of my parents are tall, but I'm short.Mis padres son los dos altos pero yo soy bajo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. alto(a)
how tall are you?¿cuánto mides?
I'm six foot tallmido un metro ochenta
2. (fig)
that's a tall ordereso es mucho pedir
3. (fig)
a tall storyun cuento chino
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (general)
to walk or stand tallandar con la cabeza bien alta
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tall [tɔːl]
taller (comparative)tallest (superlative) alto
he's very tall for his age es or está muy alto para su edad; a six-foot tall man un hombre de uno ochenta; how tall are you? ¿cuánto mides?; ¿qué altura tienes?; I'm 1.6 metres tall mido 1,60m (de alto); he's not as tall as me no es tan alto como yo; she's taller than me es más alta que yo; mide más que yo
she's 5cm taller than me she's taller than me by 5cm es cinco centímetros más alta que yo; mide cinco centímetros más que yo; me saca cinco centímetros
I am taller than him [by] 5 cm
it's the tallest building in Europe es el edificio más alto or de más altura de Europa; to get or grow taller crecer; ponerse más alto
She is starting to put on weight and grow taller. \COB1
tall order (n)
it's a bit of a tall order, but we'll try no es fácil, pero lo intentaremos; it was a tall order to expect us to finish in three days esperar que terminásemos en tres días era mucho pedir (informal)
tall story (n) cuento (m) chino (informal)
he was full of tall stories.
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