It can be used for things or people.
Here are some examples of how to use it:
- Ser astronauta es muy difícil ya que te piden un cúmulo de cosas.
The requirements for becoming an astronaut are many which makes it difficult.
- Cada vez que voy a su casa hay un cúmulo de ropa sucia en su habitación.
Every time I go to his house there is a pile of dirty clothes in his bedroom.
This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.