There are 2 translations of pile in Spanish:

pile1

Pronunciation: /paɪl/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (stack, heap) montón (m), pila (f) there was nothing left of the house but a pile of rubble de la casa no quedaba más que un montón de escombros
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    • Dayra stood, menacing as always, and stared down at the crumpled mass lying on a pile of decaying straw in front of her, chained to the wall.
    • The amount of garbage the city generates is staggering - piles and piles of rubbish are heaped on the sidewalks by the end of the day.
    • One afternoon when I came on shift, I found it lying in a heap behind a pile of boxes.
    1.2 (large amount, number) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], (usu pl) montón (m) [familiar/colloquial], pila (f) [familiar/colloquial], carrada (f) (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (fortune, money) [colloquial/familiar] fortuna (f) that's how he made his pile así hizo su fortuna or se enriqueció she made a pile on the stock market hizo un fortunón or (AmS tb) un platal en la bolsa [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 c u [Tex] pelo (m) with a thick pile de pelo tupido
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    • Velveteen is an all cotton pile fabric with short pile resembling velvet.
    • The apartment was covered in wall-to-wall thick tan pile carpeting.
    • Cut pile carpet has yarn that is cut at the surface rather than looped back to the carpet.
  • 6 c (large building) [humorístico/humorous] mole (f)
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    • Experts are at hand to advise you on how to put aside a little every month and invest it prudently, so that the little pile slowly grows into an appreciable amount within a few years.
    • Audiences around the world still get to their feet every night and the money pile continues to grow.
    • Are these questions to ask ourselves as the years pass, as the hostility grows, as the piles of dead mount on both sides?
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    • Walter Scott, in one of his rare moments of happy economy, summed up the city skyline as mixed and massive piles - half church of God, half castle against the Scot.
    • The house itself is a pile built when Pitlochry was the chicest spa venue in early Victorian Britain.
    • The McKittrick Hotel is a gothic pile, quite similar in appearance to the Bates home.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

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
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    • He became notorious for piling his plate high and refilling it frequently, even wrapping a few pieces of chicken in a hanky and stuffing them in his pocket to eat later.
    • My mother was piling her plate high with a greasy, fatty, fry-up of a mixed grill and tucking in with gusto.
    • The checkout girls are friendly as she piles her groceries onto the conveyor belt.

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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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.