monumental
monumental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (great)
a. monumental
Sorting through the thousands of applications was a monumental task.Leerse los miles de solicitudes fue una tarea monumental.
b. garrafal (error)
In underestimating the competition, he commited a monumental error.Al subestimar a sus rivales, cometió un error garrafal.
2. (related to monuments)
a. monumental
Monumental fountains and sculptures were commissioned for the gardens.Se encargaron fuentes y esculturas monumentales para los jardines.
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monumental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (large, impressive)
a. monumental
of monumental significancede enorme trascendencia
monumental ignoranceignorancia supina
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monumental [ˌmɒnjʊˈmentl]
adjective
1 (grand) [+building, sculpture, arch] monumental
2 (huge) [+task, success, effort] monumental; colosal; [+blunder, error] garrafal
of monumental proportions de proporciones monumentales; on a monumental scale a una escala gigantesca
modifier
monumental mason (n) marmolista (m) (funerarioafuneraria);a funeraria
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (great)
a. monumental
Asumimos la tarea monumental de limpiar el río.We undertook the monumental task of cleaning the river.
b. tremendous
Los voluntarios hicieron un esfuerzo monumental para llevar comida a las zonas rurales pobres.The volunteers made an enormous effort to bring food to the poor rural areas.
c. enormous
Mi padre gastó una cantidad monumental de dinero en palos de golf.My father spent an enormous amount of money in golf clubs.
d. huge
El dictador hizo erigir una estatua monumental de su figura en la plaza principal.The dictator had a huge statue of himself erected in the main square.
2. (related to monuments)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Budapest es una ciudad monumental. También es hermosa durante la noche.Budapest is full of monuments. It looks beautiful at night too.
Era una ciudad monumental hasta que los bárbaros la saquearon y quemaron.It was a city famous for its monuments until the barbarians plundered and burned it.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(impressive)
a. awesome
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡El nuevo juego de Call of Duty es monumental! Tienes que jugarlo.The new Call of Duty game is awesome! You should play it.
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monumental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ciudad, lugar)
a. famous for its monuments
2. (fracaso, éxito)
a. monumental
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monumental
adjective
1 (de monumentos)
conjunto monumental collection of historical monuments; la riqueza monumental del país the country's wealth of monuments
el antiguo reino de Siam; su riqueza monumental, la belleza de sus danzas enfrente del Palacio Real como parte de un conjunto monumental fue dotada sucesivamente por los sultanes de un conjunto monumental admirable: la mezquita "de las tres galerías" Toledo. Y ahí estaba /la ciudad monumental/ junto al serpenteante río
un catálogo monumental de España a catalogue of the (historical) monuments of Spain
2 (enorme) [+esfuerzo, error, éxito] monumental; [+atasco] enormous; [+bronca, paliza] tremendous
3 (excelente) tremendous (familiar); terrific (familiar)
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