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I always hear people saying this. Such as, in a classroom setting, "¿A quién le toca la número cinco'," referring to a number in a textbook. I hear it on the radio, too, in contexts such as "la número ocho" for "caller number eight," in which case I assume it refers to "llamada," which is feminine. But what about the textbook? Is "pregunta" or something similar implied? My teacher never says "el número."

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updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by 00bacfba

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Dunia's suggestion is quite plausible for "exercise": ¿A quíen le toca la (actividad) número cinco? "Pregunta" is also likely too.

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Puedo decir "Pasen a la número ocho"? ¿Es claro'

No, en este caso creo que la situación es igual tanto en inglés como en español. Ni diríamos "Turn to number eight" si quisiéramos referirnos al número de la página.

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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James Santiago said:

Natasha said:

How would you say "Please turn to page eight"?

Pasen a la página ocho.

Gracias. Puedo decir "Pasen a la número ocho"? ¿Es claro'

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Natasha said:

How would you say "Please turn to page eight"?

Pasen a la página ocho.

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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It could be "¿A quién le toca la actividad número cinco'"

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by Dunia
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How would you say "Please turn to page eight"'

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by Natasha
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What number in a textbook are you talking about'

Exercise numbers. The textbook has exercises to practice various concepts. There may be eight of them, for example. As we go around the room, the students take turns doing the exercises, and the teacher calls out "número tres," "número cuatro," etc.

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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You won't believe this, James, but you need to provide more details:

¿A quíen le toca la (silla) número cinco?
¿A quíen le toca la (pregunta) número cinco?
¿A quíen le toca la (tarea) número cinco?
¿A quíen le toca la (posición) número cinco?
¿A quíen le toca la (centralita) número cinco?

What number in a textbook are you talking about'

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by lazarus1907