hill
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hill(
hihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. la colina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There is a view of the city at the top of the hill.Hay una vista de la ciudad en la parte superior de la colina.
b. la montaña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We climbed the hill to see what was on the other side.Subimos la montaña para ver lo que había al otro lado.
c. el cerro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She fell in love with the hills of Spain.Ella se enamoró de los cerros de España.
d. el monte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let's take a walk up the hill.Vámonos de caminata por el monte.
2. (slope)
a. la cuesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There is a steep hill at the end of the course.Hay una cuesta empinada al final del curso.
3. (mound)
a. el montículo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The kids created a small hill with sand from the beach.Los niños crearon un montículo con arena de la playa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (agriculture; used with "up")
a. cultivar en montículos
We decided to try hilling up the potatoes this year to see if that yields a larger crop.Decidimos intentar cultivar las papas en montículos este año para ver si eso produce una cosecha mayor.
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hill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (small mountain)
a. el colina f, monte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be over the hillno estar ya para muchos trotes
3. (slope)
a. la cuesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to go down/up the hillir cuesta abajo/arriba
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hill [hɪl]
noun
(gen) colina (f); cerro (m); loma (f); especially (LAm) (high) montaña (f); (slope) cuesta (f)
a house at the top of a hill una casa en lo alto de una colina; I climbed the hill up to the office subí la cuesta hasta la oficina
the hills la montaña (f); la sierra (f)
to be over the hill ir cuesta abajo
to chase sb up hill and down dale perseguir a algn por todas partes
to take to the hills echarse al monte
as old as the hills más viejo que Matusalén
modifier
hill climb (n) (Dep) ascensión (f) de montaña
hill farmer (n) agricultoraagricultora (m) (f) de montaña;a agricultora
hill farming (n) agricultura (f) de montaña
hill walker (n) montañeroamontañera (m) (f);a montañera senderista (m)
hill walking (n) montañismo (m); senderismo (m)
to go hill-walking hacer montañismo; hacer senderismo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "hill"
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down the hill
cuesta abajo
down a hill
cuesta abajo
silent hill
colina silenciosa
on a hill
en una colina
small hill
la colina pequeña
on the hill
en la colina
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