There are 2 translations of pile in Spanish:

pile1

Pronunciation: /paɪl/

n

  • 6 c (large building) [humorístico/humorous] mole (f)

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 2 translations of pile in Spanish:

pile2

vt

  • amontonar , apilar , hacer* un montón or una pila con my desk was piled high with boxes había un montón or una pila enorme de cajas sobre mi escritorio he piled more rice onto his plate se sirvió otro montón de arroz we piled all the luggage on the back seat amontonamos todo el equipaje en el asiento trasero her hair was piled on top of her head llevaba el pelo recogido en alto

Phrasal verbs

pile in

v + adv [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (squeeze into space) meterse pile in, there's plenty of room métanse, hay mucho sitio 1.2 (begin activity) lanzarse* al ataque

pile into

v + prep + o [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (squeeze into) meterse we all piled into the car nos metimos todos en el coche 1.2 (attack) arremeter contra police piled into the demonstrators la policía arremetió contra los manifestantes in her speech she piled into the feminists en su discurso arremetió contra las feministas she really piled into him! ¡se puso como una fiera con él! they all piled into the sandwiches todos se abalanzaron sobre los sandwiches 1.3 (crash into) [vehicle] estrellarse contra

pile on

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (add) we had to pile on more blankets tuvimos que ponerle ( or ponernos etc) más mantas encima she piled on the mayonnaise le puso un montón de mayonesa [familiar/colloquial] they keep piling on the work nos dan cada vez más trabajo 1.2 (exaggerate) [colloquial/familiar] [melodrama/indignation] exagerar he does pile it on se pasa de dramático, exagera mucho

pile out

v + adv
[colloquial/familiar] bajarse en tropel [familiar/colloquial]

pile out of

v + prep + adv
[colloquial/familiar] bajarse en tropel de [familiar/colloquial]

pile up

v + adv 1.1 (accumulate) [mail/problems] amontonarse , acumularse 1.2 (crash) [cars] chocar* en cadena, hacer* carambola (Méx) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (form pile) [books/boxes] apilar , amontonar 2.2 (collect) [fortune] amasar ; [sum] juntar , reunir* they piled up huge debts se llenaron de deudas

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Word of the day saliva
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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.