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2 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

Spanish > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

él estaba muy por encima de ella

Context:

—Bri ¿Gale te ha pedido que te cases con él? —se ruborizó al escucharla, porque era algo sobre lo que intentaba no pensar.
—No, cariño.
Ella sabía que él estaba muy por encima de ella y, aunque pensaba que la quería de verdad, no creía que llegara a pedírselo nunca.

Does this mean something like "head over heels for her"? Thanks

 

 

The answer of Clara Fernández  See profile was rated best

She knew that he was way above her (as in social status)

My comment:

It has nothing to do with being "head over heels", it's her realization that although she thinks he loves her, she didn't think he'd ever ask her to marry him due to the social difference between them.