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montón

Translation of montón in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 1.1 (pila) pile está en ese montón de libros it's in that pile o/or stack of books roba una carta del montón take a card from the pile el jardinero hacía montones con la hierba cortada the gardener was piling up the cut grass un montón de basura a trash heap (ser) del montón [familiar/colloquial], un estudiante de los del montón an average student es un escritor de los del montón he's not an outstanding o/or exceptional writer, he's rather a run-of-the-mill writer es una chica del montón she's (just) an ordinary girl 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (gran cantidad) había un montón de gente there were loads o/or (inglés británico/British English) masses of people [familiar/colloquial] tiene montones de amigos she's got loads o/or (inglés británico/British English) masses of friends [familiar/colloquial] me duele un montón it hurts like hell [familiar/colloquial] me gusta un montón I'm crazy about her/it [familiar/colloquial] tiene discos a montones she's got heaps o/or stacks of records [familiar/colloquial] la gente los compra a montones people buy them by the barrelful o/or cartload

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