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quinto
adjective
1. (ordinal number)
a. fifth
Llegar en quinto lugar es mejor que llegar de último.Coming in fifth place is better than finishing last.
masculine noun
2. (fraction)
a. fifth
Un quinto del alumnado está enfermo.One-fifth of the student body is sick.
3. (military) (Spain)
a. conscript
La mayoría de las tropas son quintos.The majority of the troops are conscripts.
b. draftee
Fue a la guerra de Vietnam como quinto.He went to the war in Vietnam as a draftee.
4. (beverage)
a. small bottle of beer
Estar en Murcia y no parar para tomarse un quinto es un pecado.To be in Murcia and not stop to drink a small bottle of beer is a sin.
5. (coin of little value)
a. five cents (Mexico)
Ese cuate tacaño no te prestará ni un quinto.That cheap guy won't even lend you five cents.
feminine or masculine noun
6. (in a series)
a. fifth
Soy el quinto en la lista de espera.I'm fifth on the waiting list.
adverb
7. (in a series)
a. fifth
Quinto, agrega el aceite y mezcla.Fifth, add the oil and mix.
quinto, -a
noun
1. fifth
  • la quinta parte a fifth
masculine noun
2. fifth (parte)
3. = person who has been chosen (by lots) to do military service
4. small bottle of beer (de cerveza) (0.2 liter)
quinto
adjective
fifth
quinta columna fifth column
las últimas noticias propaladas por la quinta columna
1 (Matemáticas) fifth
2 (Mil) conscript; draftee; (EEUU) national serviceman
3 (juego) bingo
4 (México) (moneda) nickel
5 (botellín) small bottle of beer
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