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montón
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montón(
mohn
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tohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(large amount)
a. a ton
Tengo un montón de cosas que hacer y no sé por dónde empezar.I have a ton of things to do and I don't know where to begin.
b. lots
Hay un montón de gente esperando en fila para entrar al concierto.There are lots of people waiting in line to get into the concert.
c. loads
Ganó un montón de dinero en Las Vegas.He won loads of money in Las Vegas.
d. masses (United Kingdom)
Los niños comieron un montón de caramelos en la fiesta.The children ate masses of sweets at the party.
2. (mountain)
a. pile
¡Recoge ese montón de ropa sucia y lávala!Pick up that pile of dirty clothes and wash them!
b. heap
Falta limpiar ese montón de basura que dejaron los albañiles.We need to clean up that heap of trash left by the construction workers.
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montón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pila)
a. heap, pile
a o en montóneverything together o at once
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
del montónordinary, run-of-the-mill
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
un montón dea load of, loads of
sabe un montón de astronomíahe knows loads about astronomy
me gusta un montónI'm mad about him
me duele un montónit hurts like mad
a montonesby the bucketload
tiene dinero a montonesshe's got loads of money, she's loaded
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montón
1 (gen) heap; pile; [de nieve] pile
del montón ordinary; average
un hombre del montón just an ordinary o average chap; salirse del montón to stand out from the crowd
en montón all jumbled together
2 (mucho)
sabe un montón he knows loads (familiar); tenemos montones we've got loads o masses (familiar); un montón de loads of (familiar); masses of (familiar); un montón de gente loads of people (familiar); masses of people (familiar); tardaron un montón de tiempo they took ages; tengo un montón de cosas que decirte I've got loads to tell you (familiar); a montones: ejemplos hay a montones there is no shortage of examples; tenía baches a montones it was full of potholes
hubo tiros y palos a montones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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