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"Dime" is a phrase which is often translated as "tell me", and "céntimo" is a noun which is often translated as "cent". Learn more about the difference between "dime" and "céntimo" below.
dime(
dee
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meh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (to tell someone to speak)
a. tell me
Dime, ¿ya fuiste a renovar tu pasaporte?Tell me, have you already been to renew your passport?
b. shoot (informal)
¿Te puedo hacer una pregunta? - Dime.Can I ask you a question? - Shoot.
2. (to answer the phone)
a. hello
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
¿Dime? Sí, Juanito, te puedo ayudar.Hello? Yes, Johnny, I can help you.
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céntimo(
sehn
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tee
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moh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (currency)
a. cent
Tengo dos céntimos y un billete de diez dólares.I've got two cents and a ten dollar bill.
b. pence (United Kingdom)
Solo tengo unos céntimos. No llego a una libra.I only have a few pence; not quite a pound.
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