Translation of "tall" - English-Spanish dictionary

tall

adjective uk /tɔːl/

A1 being higher than most other people or things

alto
He’s tall and thin.
It’s one of the tallest buildings in the city.
→ Opposite short

A2 used to describe or ask how high someone or something is

alto
How tall is she?
He’s almost two metres tall.

(Translation of “tall” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

tall

adjective /toːl/

(of people and thin or narrow objects such as buildings or trees) higher than normal

alto
a tall man/tree.

(of people) having a particular height

de altura
John is only five feet tall.
tallness noun

altura
the tallness of the skyscrapers.
a tall order noun

something very difficult to do

tarea difícil; es mucho pedir
Finding somewhere for fifty children to stay tonight is rather a tall order.
a tall story noun

a story which is hard to believe

cuento chino
He is always telling tall stories.
tall is used especially of people, and of other (narrow) upright objects: a tall girl, tree, building . high is used of objects that are a long way off the ground, or reach a great height: a high shelf, diving-board, mountain, wall .

(Translation of “tall” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)