Translation of "tall" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /tɔːl/ us /tɔl/

A1 being higher than most other people or things

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

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

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


adjective /toːl/

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

a tall man/tree.

(of people) having a particular height

de altura
John is only five feet tall.
tallness noun

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)