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Nota d'uso
Gli aggettivi high e tall possono essere tradotti entrambi con “alto”, ma possiedono sfumature di significato diverse. Tall si utilizza in riferimento alle persone e, in generale, a oggetti alti e stretti: tall buildings, edifici alti; tall trees, alberi alti; He's very tall, è molto alto. High, viene invece usato per indicare cose molto grandi, o che raggiungono un certo livello di altezza: high mountains, montagne alte; high tide, alta marea; high temperature, alta temperatura ecc.

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