- 1 1.1 (unit of weight) tonelada (f) (EEUU: 907kg.; antiguamente en RU: 1.016kg.) a 35-ton truck un camión de 35 toneladas this suitcase weighs a ton [colloquial/familiar] esta maleta pesa una tonelada [familiar/colloquial] to come down on sb like a ton of bricks darle* duro a algn see also metric ton 1.2 (unit of capacity) [Naut] tonelada (f) (cúbica) a 120,000-ton tanker un petrolero de 120.000 toneladas
- 2 (large amount) [colloquial/familiar] (usually pl) tons of people/money/work montones (mpl) de gente/dinero/trabajo [familiar/colloquial]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.