Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday February 22, 2009

montón, noun:
loads of, masses of

Of course you know mucho, muchos etc to express a lot of. But sometimes you may want to be more expressive, or more chatty. If so, un montón is a phrase that will make your conversation sound more fluent. You often use it with cosas and gente.

Tengo un montón de cosas que hacer esta semana.
I’ve got loads of things to do this week.

Siempre hay un montón de gente en su casa.
There are always masses of people at her house.

The literal meaning of un montón is a pile of something. For instance:

Miraba el montón de libros sobre la mesa.
He looked at the pile of books on the table.

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