montaña
montaña(
mohn
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tah
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nyah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (geography)
a. mountain
Escalaremos la montaña y acamparemos en la cima para despertar al amanecer.We will climb the mountain and camp at the summit to wake up at sunrise.
2. (mountainous area)
a. mountains
¿Qué provisiones debería comprar para acampar en la montaña?What supplies should I buy to camp in the mountains?
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montaña
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. mountain
pasaremos el verano en la montañawe'll spend summer in the mountains
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
una montaña depiles of
tengo una montaña de papeles sobre mi mesaI've got a mountain of papers on my desk
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer una montaña de algoto make a big thing of something
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer una montaña de un grano de arenato make a mountain out of a molehill
Montañas RocosasRocky Mountains
montaña rusaroller coaster
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montaña
1 (monte) mountain
una montaña de papeles a mountain of papers; montaña de mantequilla butter mountain
hacer una montaña de un granito de arena to make a mountain out of a molehill
montaña rusa roller coaster; big dipper
Montañas Rocosas Rocky Mountains
2 (zona) (sierra) mountains
plural
; (p)
pasamos un mes en la montaña we spent a month in the mountains
3 (Latinoamérica) (bosque) forest
montaña del Pirineo Pyrenean mountain dog; Great Pyrenees; (EEUU)
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