Quick answer
"Numbers" is a form of "number", a noun which is often translated as "el número". "Figures" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las estadísticas". Learn more about the difference between "figures" and "numbers" below.
figures(
fi
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gyuhrz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (statistics)
a. las estadísticas
(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 survey revealed some startling figures about the economy.La encuesta reveló unas estadísticas sorprendentes sobre la economía.
b. los datos
(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 latest figures indicate that there has been an increase in unemployment.Los últimos datos señalan que ha habido un aumento del paro.
figure
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (physique)
a. la figura
(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 became quite distracted when he saw the model's incredible figure.Se distrajo un poco al ver la estupenda figura del modelo.
b. el tipo
(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 soccer player had a very muscular figure.El futbolista tenía un tipo muy musculoso.
3. (digit)
a. la cifra
(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).
They have a nice house thanks to her six-figure salary.Tienen una buena casa gracias a su sueldo de six cifras.
4. (iconic person)
a. la figura
(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).
Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the history of jazz.Charlie Parker fue una de las figuras más importantes de la historia del jazz.
5. (amount)
a. la cifra
(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).
As this is a preliminary meeting, let's decide on an approximate figure for the budget.Como se trata de una reunión preliminar, lleguemos a un acuerdo en una cifra aproximada para el presupuesto.
6. (image)
a. la figura
(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).
For a diagram of a eukaryotic cell, see figure 15A.Para ver un diagrama de una célula eucariota, consulta la figura 15A.
b. la ilustración
(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 figure on the left contrasts the poverty levels in the United States and Canada.La ilustración a la izquierda contrasta el nivel de pobreza entre Estados Unidos y Canadá.
7. (fine arts)
a. la figura
(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).
She molded the figure in the shape of a dolphin.Moldeó la figura en forma de delfín.
8. (music)
a. la figura
(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'm having a really hard time with the figure in the fourth bar.Me está costando mucho la figura en el cuarto compás.
9. (geometry)
a. la figura
(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).
Find the area of the following geometric figures.Determina el área de las siguientes figuras geométricas.
10. (shape)
a. la figura
(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).
She carved the figure of a bull into the trunk of the tree.Grabó la figura de un toro en el tronco del árbol.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to feature)
a. figurar
Stories written by this author had never figured in any popular anthologies.Los cuentos escritos por este autor nunca habían figurado en ninguna antología popular.
b. ocupar un lugar
Complaints about noise pollution figured prominently in letters to the newspaper.Las quejas por la contaminación acústica ocupaban un lugar prominente en las cartas al periódico.
c. ocupar un papel
I don't understand why this issue didn't figure more prominently in your discussions.No entiendo por qué este asunto no ocupaba un papel más prominente en sus discusiones.
12.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to make sense)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It figures that I would lose my keys on the day I have to drive to work.Claro que pierdo mis llaves el día que tengo que conducir al trabajo.
She’s late again? Well, that figures!¿Llega tarde otra vez? ¡Pues, no me extraña nada!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
13. (to reckon)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. figurarse
They're still not here. I figure they must have gotten lost.Todavía no están aquí. Me figuro que se habrán perdido.
b. imaginarse
I figure she'll resign over this.Me imagino que dimitirá por esto.
c. calcular
She figures the project will cost more than it will be worth.Calcula que el proyecto costará más de lo que vale.
14. (to incorporate)
a. figurar
Your equations are sound, but you haven't figured the variables into the last expression.Tus ecuaciones son correctas, pero no has figurado las variable a la última expresión.
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number(
nuhm
-
buhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mathematics)
a. el número
(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).
Seven is a prime number.El siete es un número primo.
2. (identifying number)
a. el número
(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).
Your passport number doesn't appear on the boarding pass.Tu número de pasaporte no aparece en la tarjeta de embarque.
3. (amount)
a. el número
(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).
Japan has a high number of active volcanoes.Japón tiene un alto número de volcanes activos.
4. (group)
a. el grupo
(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 activity is coordinated by one of their number.La actividad la coordina uno de su grupo.
5. (issue)
a. el número
(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).
A new number of the magazine has arrived.Ha llegado el nuevo número de la revista.
6. (song)
a. el canción
(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 is my favorite number from this album.Esta es mi canción favorita de este álbum.
7. (person)
a. el muñeco
(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 muñeca
(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).
(colloquial)
She's a beautiful number.Es una bella muñeca.
8. (grammar)
a. el número
(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).
In Spanish, adjectives agree in number and gender with nouns.En español, los adjetivos concuerdan en número y género con los sustantivos.
9. (phone number)
a. el número
(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).
I don't have your number in my phone.No tengo tu número en mi teléfono.
10. (clothing)
a. el modelo
(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 next number is a Chanel suit.El siguiente modelo es un traje Chanel.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to assign numbers to)
a. numerar
The first 100 copies were numbered from one to one hundred.Las primeras 100 copias fueron numeradas del uno al cien.
12. (to equal)
a. sumar
According to the workers, the strikers numbered 800.Según los trabajadores, el número de huelguistas sumaba 800.
b. ser
We number 20 in total.Somos 20 en total.
13. (to count)
a. calcular
He numbered the chairs at around 200.Calculó que había alrededor de 200 sillas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
14. (to consider)
a. figurar
He is numbered among the most well-known writers of this century.Figura entre los escritores mejor conocidos de este siglo.
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