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encimar (verb) — to stack, stack up, put something on top of (something else), overlap. Look up encimar in the dictionary

¿Puedes encimar las sillas junto a la pared?
Can you stack the chairs by the wall?
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Old April 18, 2009, 08:03 AM
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En mi tierra no existe encimar. Yo diría apilar, amontonar.
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Old April 18, 2009, 09:37 AM
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En mi tierra no existe encimar. Yo diría apilar, amontonar.
También en Chile, y me atrevería a afirmar que en Sudamérica.
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Old April 18, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Entonces para ustedes, ¿no existe la palabra "encimar"? O nomás no la usarían para decir poner algo sobre otra cosa?

Yo entiendo amontonar pero para el ejemplo de la palabra del día, yo usaría encimar.

Okay switching to English so I can explain better.

Amontonar and apilar, for me is to put or place something in a pile. Not necessarily in order.

Encimar, for me is to stack things up in some type of order.

I know I could be wrong but that is how I have used those words before.

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Old April 18, 2009, 10:18 AM
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Entonces para ustedes, ¿no existe la palabra "encimar"? O nomás no la usarían para decir poner algo sobre otra cosa?

Yo entiendo amontonar pero para el ejemplo de la palabra del día, yo usaría encimar.

Okay switching to English so I can explain better.

Amontonar and apilar, for me is to put or place something in a pile. Not necessarily in order.

Encimar, for me is to stack things up in some type of order.

I know I could be wrong but that is how I have used those words before.

En Chile solo decimos ponlo encima. Tienes razon cuando dices que apilar no tiene orden, y lo mismo con amontonar.

Si queremos decir algo asi, decimos: apílalo alli o amontónalo alli. y punto.
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I can use the word stack in my follow examples.

I stacked my bed upon the table.
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Why would you do such a thing?
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Yeah Crotalito, why would you want to do something like that?

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I know encimar is used in Mexico. I guess it's not used in (any?) others.
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I know encimar is used in Mexico. I guess it's not used in (any?) others.
It looks like you are right. I have only heard this from Mexican people.
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