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"Dos" is an adjective which is often translated as "two", and "cuarto" is an adjective which is often translated as "fourth". Learn more about the difference between "dos" and "cuarto" 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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cuarto(
kwahr
-
toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. fourth
Entra al edificio y toma el ascensor al cuarto piso.Enter the building and take the elevator to the fourth floor.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (fraction)
a. quarter
Un cuarto de la clase es macho.A quarter of the class is male.
b. fourth
Solo un cuarto de los encuestados prefirieron la primera pasta dental.Only a fourth of those surveyed preferred the first toothpaste.
3. (in time expressions)
a. quarter
Son las siete menos cuarto.It's a quarter to seven.
b. fifteen
Son las diez y cuarto.It's ten fifteen.
4. (living space)
a. room
La casa tiene cuatro cuartos.The house has four rooms.
b. bedroom
Comparto un cuarto con mi hermana.I share a bedroom with my sister.
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