Quick answer
"Fourth" is an adjective which is often translated as "cuarto", and "third" is an adjective which is often translated as "tercero". Learn more about the difference between "fourth" and "third" below.
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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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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