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milestone

Pronunciation: /ˈmaɪlstəʊn/

Translation of milestone in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (on road) mojón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • A granite marker stone or milestone is preserved in Breage church.
    • Stuart now studies old Ordnance Survey maps, which mark the location of milestones with the letters MS, or MP for milepost.
    • The French twin town presented Ingleton with a milestone setting out the distance between the two.
    1.2 (significant event) hito (masculine), jalón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Here are important milestones on the road leading up to the current situation.
    • It is not easy but represents a positive milestone on the long road to recovery.
    • Each of these are milestones on a road that's inexorably leading us into a one-way street from which there is no return.

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