Translation of ton in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /tʌn/


  • 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]
  • 3 (BrE) [slang/argot] (100 mph) to do a o the ton ir* a 100 millas por hora

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