Quick answer
"Dos" is an adjective which is often translated as "two", and "cero" is an adjective which is often translated as "zero". Learn more about the difference between "dos" and "cero" below.
dos(
dohs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. two
Tenemos dos hijos.We have two children.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. two
El dos es mi número de la suerte.Two is my lucky number.
b. second (in dates)
Loli cumple años el dos de agosto.Loli's birthday is on the second of August.
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cero(
seh
-
roh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. zero
No puedo leer esto; tiene cero puntuación.I can't read this; it has zero punctuation.
b. no
Tengo cero tiempo para tonterías.I have no time for silliness.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. zero
Cero por cualquier número es siempre cero.Zero times any number is always equal to zero.
b. nought (United Kingdom)
No puedo creer que el maestro me puso cero en el examen.I can't believe the teacher gave me a nought in the exam.
c. nothing
¿Cuánto te debo por el agua? - Cero.How much do I owe you for the water? - Nothing.
3. (sports)
a. nil
El marcador final era tres a cero.The final score was three-nil.
b. love (tennis)
El marcador del partido de tenis es quince a cero.The score of the tennis match is 15-love.
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