If one searches for the term low in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), you will find more than fifty meanings of the concept. With origin in the Latin word bassus, the first mentioned meaning refers to that of low height.
For instance: “I think that boy is too short to play pivot: he could not succeed in professional basketball in that position.”, “I want to buy a base cabinet to place in the stairwell”, “This is the fruit of a low bush, which does not reach a meter in height”.
To what is found little altitude it is also rated as low: “The best wines are produced in the lower valleys of this region”. It is also said low to what develops downward or is deployed in that direction: “The thief took advantage of the low window glass and stole my watch”.
The magnitudes of little bit value and the signs of low intensity can be mentioned as casualties: “I had to watch the movie with the volume low so as not to wake my son up”, “Given the low temperatures, the authorities decided to suspend classes”.
Low, on the other hand, is what is located in a lower place within the framework of a scale: “This business has very low prices”, “The level of play of the team was low, if we compare it with the performance shown by the rest of the teams”, “Low-class people have great difficulties in accessing health services”.
In the same way, we cannot ignore that low is also an adjective that is used to refer to the lower floor of any building. Thus, for example, the following phrase can be used: “Eva lives on the ground floor of that block of flats you see in front of it, which is located in the downtown area of the city.”
Living in a low brings with it having to face its advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, in favor you have that you do not have to waste time or effort in getting home, compared to the one who resides on the fourth floor, for example. In the same way, you can enjoy the garden or patio, the use of stairs and elevators is avoided and when making any move or renovation it is easier because you do not have to be raising and lowering materials or belongings.
Against living in a basement there is the one who is considered to have less privacy, since one is more exposed to the street; it is believed that there are more risks of being robbed; In summer, opening the windows means that any passerby can see the interior of the house without difficulty and, in addition, there will be more noise. And that without forgetting that you will be more exposed to pollution, because the cars will park at the height of the house, and you will have to endure bad smells if the garbage containers are on the sidewalk.
As a noun, low is the name of a string musical instrument (chordophone) which has an appearance similar to guitarAlthough its neck is longer, it has a larger scale and a larger body.