Quick answer
"Fifth" is an adjective which is often translated as "quinto", and "fourth" is an adjective which is often translated as "cuarto". Learn more about the difference between "fifth" and "fourth" 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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fourth(
fawrth
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. cuarto
This is the fourth time this has happened.Esta es la cuarta vez que esto ha sucedido.
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 cuarto
(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 cuarta
(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 had a few whiskeys already. I think that's his fourth.Ya se ha tomado unos cuantos whiskys. Creo que ese el cuarto.
3. (in dates)
a. el cuatro
(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).
What date is it today? - It's the fourth.¿A qué fecha estamos hoy? - Es el cuatro.
4. (fraction)
a. el cuarto
(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).
You had a fourth of the cake by yourself.Te comiste un cuarto de la torta solo.
b. la cuarta 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).
A fourth of the revenue was used to remodel the office.Una cuarta parte de las ganancias se usó para remodelar la oficina.
5. (music)
a. la cuarta
(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).
(interval)
You sang that bit incorrectly. It's a fourth, not a fifth.Has cantado mal ese trozo. Es una cuarta, no una quinta.
6. (automobile)
a. la cuarta
(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).
(gear)
He was approaching the bend in fourth.Estaba entrando en la curva en cuarta.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7. (before a superlative)
a. cuarto
Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States.Houston es la cuarta ciudad más grande de los Estados Unidos.
8. (in a competition)
a. en cuarto lugar
Arsenal finished fourth in the Premier League this season.Arsenal acabó en cuarto lugar en la Liga Premier esta temporada.
9. (in a series)
a. en cuarto lugar
Fourth—don't interrupt me—fourth, you have to start helping around the house.En cuarto lugar—no me interrumpas—en cuarto lugar, tienes que empezar a ayudar en casa.
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