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Old July 06, 2021, 09:08 AM
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Las estadísticas indican que aquí en España 'vamos a la cola de' Europa en horas dedicadas a la asignatura de Educación Física. Especialmente en educación secundaria, queda muy por debajo de la recomendación mínima de tres clases semanales.

En España vamos a la cola de Europa:
• ‘Spain is lagging behind other European countries’.

Is my translation accurate? I’m not sure that I’ve properly conveyed the correct meaning of ‘cola’.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old July 06, 2021, 01:18 PM
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You got the right idea.
The expression, literally means to be at the tail or at the bottom of something.

Some other proposals:
- Spain is far behind other European countries.
- Spain is bottom-ranked compared to other European countries.
- Spain comes last regarding European standards.
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Old July 08, 2021, 05:07 AM
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