Quick answer
"Doscientos" is an adjective which is often translated as "two hundred", and "cuatrocientos" is an adjective which is often translated as "four hundred". Learn more about the difference between "doscientos" and "cuatrocientos" 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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cuatrocientos(
kwah
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troh
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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. four hundred (cardinal)
Mi pueblo queda a aproximadamente cuatrocientos kilómetros de la capital.My town is approximately four hundred kilometers from the capital.
b. four hundredth (ordinal)
Hoy se cumple el cuatrocientos aniversario de la fundación de nuestra ciudad.Today marks the four hundredth anniversary of the founding of our city.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. four hundred
Cuarenta por diez da cuatrocientos.Ten times forty equals four hundred.
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