A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (elevated land)
a. hill
Construyeron su casa sobre un monte rodeado de árboles.They built their house on a hill surrounded by trees.
b. mountain
Vamos a escalar el Monte Águila.We are going to hike Eagle Mountain.
c. mount
El Monte Everest es la montaña más alta de la Tierra.Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth.
2. (undeveloped land)
a. countryside
Salió a caminar un rato en el monte para despejar la cabeza.She went to walk a while in the countryside to clear her head.
b. bush
Teodoro se fue a la caza de jabalíes en el monte.Teodoro went hunting for wild boar in the bush.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (elevación)
a. mountain
Monte SinaíMount Sinai
monte de Venusmons veneris
2. (terreno)
a. scrubland
3. (bosque)
a. woodland
echarse o tirarse al monteto take to the hills
4. (prov)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no todo el monte es oréganolife's not a bowl of cherries
monte bajoscrub
5. (pasto)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. pasture
monte de piedadstate pawnsomebodyroker's
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1 (montaña) mountain; (cerro) hill
el monte de los Olivos the Mount of Olives; el monte Sinaí Mount Sinai; los montes Pirineos the Pyrenees; los montes Urales the Urals; los montes Apalaches the Appalachian Mountains; los montes Cárpatos the Carpathian Mountains
echarse al monte to take to the hills
2 (campo) countryside; country; (bosque) woodland
los domingos salimos al monte a pasear on Sundays we go walking in the countryside; un conejo de monte a wild rabbit; batir el monte to beat for game; go hunting
hacérsele un monte a algn
todo se le hace un monte he makes mountains out of molehills
no todo el monte es orégano it's not all plain sailing
monte alto forest
monte bajo scrub
monte de piedad pawnshop
4 (Naipes) (baraja) pile; (banca) bank
monte de Venus mons veneris
6 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (alrededores) outskirts
; (p)
surrounding country;
(México) (hierba) grass; pasture
7 (Latinoamérica) (hachís) hash (familiar); pot (familiar)
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