Quick answer
"Fifth" is an adjective which is often translated as "quinto", and "third" is an adjective which is often translated as "tercero". Learn more about the difference between "fifth" and "third" 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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third(
thuhrd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. tercero
The third house from the corner is Gerardo's.La tercera casa de la esquina es de Gerardo.
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 tercero
(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 tercera
(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 Speaker of the House is third in line to the President.El Vocero de la Cámara de Representantes es el tercero en línea al Presidente.
3. (in dates)
a. el tres
(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).
Fernanda's birthday is on February third.El cumpleaños de Fernanda es el tres de febrero.
4. (fraction)
a. el tercio
(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).
He lost a third of his teeth in the accident.Perdió un tercio de sus dientes en el accidente.
b. la tercera 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).
I now own a third of the company.Ahora soy dueño de una tercera parte de la compañía.
5. (music)
a. la tercera
(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 song starts with an ascending minor third.La canción abre con una tercera menor ascendente.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (in a series)
a. en tercer lugar
Third, when you finish with the kitchen you can start cleaning the bathroom.En tercer lugar, cuando termines con la cocina, puedes empezar limpiando el baño.
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