33.- To look down on Advanced. C1

To look down on Advanced. C1

 

 

To look down on/upon ≈ to hold in contempt, scorn; to consider oneself

superior to

to look down one’s nose at ≈ to be scornful or dismissive of; to feel oneself

                                                       superior to

                                                   = menospreciar, despreciar, sentirse superior a;

       desdeñar

 

 

 

 

to look down on/upon

to look down one’s nose at

 

  1. It is widely held that during colonial times white people looked down on the natives and treated them badly but this was not always the case.

Se sostiene que durante la época colonial los blancos despreciaban a los nativos y los trataban mal, pero no siempre fue así.

 

  1. She thinks they look down on her because she didn’t go to university.

Ella cree que la menosprecian porque no fue a la universidad.

 

  1. The headmaster looked down his nose at the new pupil’s parents and made them feel very insignificant.

El director miró con desprecio a los padres del nuevo alumno y los hizo sentirse muy insignificantes.

 

  1. The judge looked down her nose at the petty criminal to make him squirm with shame but he completely ignored her.

La juez miró con desprecio al delincuente para que se retorciera de vergüenza, pero él la ignoró por completo.

 

 

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