Quick answer
"Fifth" is an adjective which is often translated as "quinto", and "second" is a noun which is often translated as "el segundo". Learn more about the difference between "fifth" and "second" 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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
second(
sehk
-
uhnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (time)
a. el segundo
(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).
This car goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds.Este carro acelera de 0 a 60 millas por hora en tres segundos.
2. (brief moment)
a. el instante
(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).
Come here right this second!¡Ven aquí este instante!
b. el segundo
(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).
That second, I decided to make some changes in my life.Ese segundo, decidí hacer algunos cambios en mi vida.
3. (in a series)
a. el segundo
(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 segunda
(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 first place winner finished two minutes before the second.El ganador del primer lugar finalizó dos minutos antes del segundo.
4. (in dates)
a. el dos
(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).
Today is the second of December.Hoy es el dos de diciembre.
5. (in a competition or dispute)
a. el segundo
(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).
(boxing)
The boxer's second tried to close the cut after a brutal round.El segundo del boxeador intentó cerrar la herida después de una ronda brutal.
b. el padrino
(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).
(duel)
Who was Alexander Hamilton's second?¿Quién fue el padrino de Alexander Hamilton?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (ordinal number)
a. segundo
Our second option is to take a taxi.Nuestra segunda opción es tomar un taxi.
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. segundo
They live in the second largest house on the block.Viven en la segunda casa más grande de la cuadra.
8. (in a competition)
a. en segundo lugar
Real Madrid finished second in the league to their eternal rivals.El Real Madrid terminó en segundo lugar por debajo de sus rivales eternos.
9. (in a series)
a. en segundo lugar
First, it's too expensive. Second, it's just a bad idea.Primero, es demasiado costoso. Y en segundo lugar, es simplemente una mala idea.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to agree with)
a. secundar
I second the notion that the law should be abolished.Secundo la idea de que la ley debe ser abolida.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS