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"Doscientos cincuenta" is an adjective which is often translated as "two hundred and fifty", and "cinco" is an adjective which is often translated as "five". Learn more about the difference between "doscientos cincuenta" and "cinco" below.
doscientos cincuenta
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. two hundred and fifty (cardinal)
Tengo doscientos cincuenta euros en la cartera. ¿Crees que será suficiente?I have two hundred and fifty euros in my wallet. Do you think it will be enough?
b. two hundred and fiftieth (ordinal)
Este año celebramos el doscientos cincuenta aniversario de la creación de la empresa.This year we celebrate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the firm.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. two hundred and fifty
El resultado de la división es doscientos cincuenta.The result of the division is two hundred and fifty.
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cinco(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. five
Hay cinco árboles en frente de la casa.There are five trees in front of the house.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. five
Dos más tres son cinco.Two plus three equals five.
b. fifth (in dates)
Nuestros amigos llegarán el cinco de febrero.Our friends will be arriving on February fifth.
3. (minimal amount)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. five cents
No le pidas nada porque ni tiene un cinco.Don't ask him for anything because he doesn't even have five cents.
4. (five-cent piece)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. five-cent piece
Mi abuelo me dio este cinco de colección.My grandfather gave me this five-cent piece as a collector's item.
5. (marble)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
a. marbles
Pepe, ¿quieres jugar al cinco conmigo?Pepe, do you want to play marbles with me?
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