Quick answer
"Fifth" is an adjective which is often translated as "quinto", and "first" is an adjective which is often translated as "primero". Learn more about the difference between "fifth" and "first" below.
fifth(
fihfth
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. quinto
May is the fifth month of the year.Mayo es el quinto mes del año.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (in a series)
a. el quinto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la quinta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He's the fifth in the line of succession.Es el quinto en la línea de sucesión.
3. (in dates)
a. el cinco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My birthday is on the fifth of June.Mi cumpleaños es el cinco de junio.
4. (fraction)
a. el quinto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Pour a fifth of the fluid.Echa un quinto del fluido.
b. la quinta parte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When my children came back from trick-or-treating, I claimed a fifth of their candy.Cuando mis niños regresaron de salir de dulce o truco, yo reclamé una quinta parte de sus dulces.
5. (music)
a. la quinta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The interval from C to G is a perfect fifth.El intervalo de do a sol es una quinta perfecta.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (before a superlative)
a. quinto
I am the fifth tallest kid in my entire school.Soy el quinto niño más alto en toda la escuela.
7. (in a competition)
a. en quinto lugar
The pair won fifth in the ice dancing category.El par ganó quinto lugar en la categoría de bailar sobre hielo.
8. (in a series)
a. en quinto lugar
And fifth, don't forget to pick up milk at the grocery store.Y en quinto lugar, no te olvides de comprar leche en el supermercado.
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first(
fuhrst
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. primero
The first time I ever had guacamole was in Guadalajara.La primera vez que probé el guacamole fue en Guadalajara.
b. primer (before noun)
The first chapter of the novel was the best.El primer capítulo de la novela fue el mejor.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (ahead of others)
a. primero
I had to speak first in the meeting.Tuve que hablar primero en la reunión.
3. (before anything else)
a. primero
First, I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me.Primero me gustaría agradecer a los organizadores por haberme invitado.
4. (rather)
a. antes
You want me to give up my rights? I'd quit first.¿Quiere que renuncie a mis derechos? Antes renuncio.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (in dates)
a. el primero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The first of April is a day for pranks and jokes of all kinds.El primero de abril es un día para bromas y chistes de todo tipo.
6. (car gear)
a. la primera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We had to go up the slope in first.Tuvimos que subir la cuesta en primera.
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