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"Ensamble" is a noun which is often translated as "assembly", and "montaje" is a noun which is also often translated as "assembly". Learn more about the difference between "ensamble" and "montaje" below.
ensamble(
ehn
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sahm
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bleh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of assembling)
a. assembly
Asegúrate que el ensamble de la cama haya quedado bien ajustado antes de ponerle el colchón.Make sure the assembly of the bedframe is adjusted tightly before putting the mattress on it.
2. (connection)
a. joint
El ensamble de una pata de la mesa estaba defectuoso y tuvimos que devolverla.One of the table leg joints was faulty so we had to return it.
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montaje(
mohn
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tah
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heh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (setting up)
a. assembly
Cada vez que vuelve de IKEA, me pide ayuda con el montaje de sus muebles.Every time she returns from IKEA, she asks me for help with the assembly of her furniture.
2. (film, theater, television)
a. montage
Después de regresar de Europa, Pedro nos mostró un montaje de fotos de su viaje.After returning from Europe, Pedro showed us a montage of photos from his trip.
b. editing (film)
Tenían que quitar muchas escenas de la película durante el montaje.They had to remove many scenes from the movie during editing.
c. staging (theater)
El director de la obra se encarga del montaje.The director of the play is in charge of the staging.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hoax)
a. setup
La oportunidad de inversión resultó ser un montaje para estafar a todos.The investment opportunity turned out to be a setup to swindle everybody.
b. stunt (feat)
El hombre que se lanzó del techo de ese edificio era parte de un montaje publicitario.The man who jumped from the roof of that building was part of a publicity stunt.
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