hato
masculine noun
1. (things bound together) 
a. bundle 
El zagal usó la pañoleta para hacer un hato con sus escasas posesiones.The shepherd boy used the shawl to make a bundle with his few possessions.
2. (group of animals) 
a. herd 
El ganadero tiene un hato de 500 vacas.The farmer has a herd of 500 cows.
b. flock (of sheep) 
El pastor y su perro conducían el hato de ovejas hacia los pastos.The shepherd and his dog were driving the flock of sheep towards the pastures.
3. (pejorative) (group of people or things) 
a. bunch 
No nos contó más que un hato de mentiras.She just told us a bunch of lies.
b. load 
¿Pero qué hato de tonterías me estás diciendo?But what a load of nonsense is that?
A mí todos esos políticos me parecen poco más que un hato de ladrones.If you ask me, all those politicians are little more than a collection of thieves.
d. crowd (of people) 
Un hato de fans esperaba a la cantante a la salida del hotel.A crowd of fans was waiting for the singer by the hotel door.
e. gang (of people) 
¿Viste a qué velocidad iban esos motoristas? ¡Qué hato de pirados!Did you see the speed those motorcyclists were riding at? What a gang of loonies!
4. (cattle farm) (Latin America) 
Mi padre era el mayoral de un hato en Venezuela.My father was the manager of a cattle ranch in Venezuela.
5. (place to rest) 
A un kilómetro del pueblo, había un hato para pastores trashumantes.One kilometer away from the town, there used to be a stopping place for transhumant shepherds.
hato
Noun
1. (de ganado) 
a. herd 
2. (de ovejas) 
a. flock 
3. (de ropa) 
a. bundle 
hato
1 [de ropa] bundle
echarse el hato a cuestas
liar el hato
to pack up
hato y garabato (And) (Caribe) all that one has
menear el hato a algn to beat sb up (familiar)
revolver el hato to stir up trouble
2 (Agr) [de ganado] herd; [de ovejas] flock
3 [de gente] group; crowd; bunch; gang
4 [de objetos, observaciones] lot; heap
5 (Latinoamérica) (rancho) cattle ranch
6 (víveres) provisions
plural
; (p)
7 (choza) shepherd's hut
8 (parada) stopping place of migratory flocks; (of migratory flocks)
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