Spanish Slang 
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (work in remembrance)
a. monument
El monumento a Catalina la Grande está en San Petersburgo.The monument to Catherine the Great is in St. Petersburg.
b. memorial
Este monumento fue hecho en honor de los soldados caídos.This memorial was built to honor fallen soldiers.
2. (important construction)
a. monument
Estamos en contra de la demolición de este hermoso monumento.We are against the demolition of this beautiful monument.
3. (memorable work)
a. monumental work
El David es un monumento en la escultura.David is a monumental work in sculpture.
b. masterpiece
Su novela es un monumento de la literatura renacentista.His novel is a masterpiece of Renaissance literature.
4. (sepulcher)
a. tomb
Los dos cuerpos sin vida ya están en el monumento.The two corpses are already inside the tomb.
5. (religious)
a. altar
En la misa de jueves santo, el sacerdote puso la eucaristía sobre el monumento.During the mass on Holy Thursday, the priest put the Holy Communion on the altar.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(attractive person)
a. stunner
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Es muy buena actriz y además es un monumento.She's a very good actress and she's also a stunner.
b. looker
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Tu novio es un monumento.Your boyfriend is a looker.
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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. (obra)
a. monument
monumento a los caídoswar memorial
2. (mujer atractiva)
a. stunner
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1 (construcción) monument
el monumento a la paz the monument to peace; the peace monument
monumento a Delacroix
visitar los monumentos de una ciudad to visit a city's historical buildings
monumento a los caídos war memorial
monumento al soldado desconocido tomb of the unknown soldier
monumento histórico-artístico (edificio) listed building; (zona) conservation area
monumentos prehistóricos prehistoric remains
2 (mujer) beauty
3 monumentos (documentos) documents; source material
; (s)
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