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"Dos" is an adjective which is often translated as "two", and "cien" is an adjective which is often translated as "one hundred". Learn more about the difference between "dos" and "cien" 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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cien(
syehn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. one hundred (cardinal)
Los zapatos cuestan cien dólares.The shoes cost one hundred dollars.
b. a hundred
Hace cien años, comenzó la Primera Guerra Mundial.A hundred years ago, the First World War began.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. one hundred
Tenemos cien que vienen a la fiesta.We have one hundred coming to the party.
b. a hundred
¿Son cuántos invitados? Cien, con cincuenta más sin confirmar.How many guests are there? A hundred, with fifty more awaiting confirmation.
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