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"Numbers" is a form of "number", a noun which is often translated as "el número". "Quantities" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las cantidades". Learn more about the difference between "quantities" and "numbers" below.
quantities
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (large quantity)
a. las cantidades
(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).
People are buying quantities of oil before the price goes up.La gente está comprando cantidades de aceite antes de que suba el precio.
quantity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (amount)
a. la cantidad
(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).
Police recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition.La policía rescató una gran cantidad de armas y municiones.
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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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