There are 2 translations of pile in Spanish:

pile1

Pronunciation: /paɪl/

n

  • 2 c u [Tex] pelo (m) with a thick pile de pelo tupido
  • 6 c (large building) [humorístico/humorous] mole (f)

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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 órbita
f
orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.