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"Doscientos" is an adjective which is often translated as "two hundred", and "cien" is an adjective which is often translated as "one hundred". Learn more about the difference between "doscientos" and "cien" below.
doscientos(
dohs
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syehn
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tohs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. two hundred (cardinal)
Tuve que hornear doscientos pastelitos para la fiesta de la escuela.I had to bake two hundred cupcakes for the school party.
b. two hundredth (ordinal)
El año que viene se celebra el doscientos aniversario de la fundación de mi ciudad.Next year we will celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of my city.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. two hundred
Dos por cien es doscientos.Two times a hundred is two hundred.
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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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