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montón

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).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(large amount)
a. a ton
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No compres tomates. Ya hay un montón en el refrigerador.Don't buy tomatoes. There are a ton in the fridge already.
b. a lot
No hagas negocios con él. Estafó a un montón de gente.Don't do business with him. He has scammed a lot of people.
c. lots
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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.
d. loads
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si quieres ganar dinero rápidamente, deberías jugar al póquer. Gané un montón jugando por Internet.If you want to win quick money, you should play poker. I made loads playing online.
e. masses
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(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).
Noun
1. (pila)
a. heap, pile
a o en montóneverything together o at once
2. (colloquial)
a.
del montónordinary, run-of-the-mill
3. (colloquial)
a.
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
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
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