In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(monto)totaltotal valuede poca monta
- los daños materiales fueron de poca monta — the damage was slight / minor
- toreó en plazas de poca monta — he fought in bullrings of little note
- gentecilla de poca monta — people of little standing
- no se puede considerar un asunto de poca monta — this is no small matter
2formal(caballo) mount(jinete) rider
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