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"Sums" is a form of "sum", a noun which is often translated as "la suma". "Quantities" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las cantidades". Learn more about the difference between "quantities" and "sums" 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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sum(
suhm
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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. la suma
(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 sum of 18 and 31 is 49.La suma de 18 y 31 es 49.
b. la adición
(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 sum of any two natural numbers is a natural number.La adición de dos números naturales cualesquiera da como resultado otro número natural.
c. la cuenta
(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).
We have to do our sums to see if we can afford it.Tenemos que hacer cuentas para ver si podemos permitírnoslo.
2. (amount of money)
a. la suma
(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 must have paid a considerable sum for that giant house.Deben de haber pagado una suma considerable por esa casa tan enorme.
3. (totality)
a. la suma
(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 sum of all of her expenses was more than she could hope to pay.La suma de todos sus gastos excedía lo que ella podía de ningún modo pagar.
b. el total
(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 sum of all our purchases was only $50.El total de todas nuestras compras fue solo $50.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(to calculate the sum of)
a. sumar
Click here to sum all the entries on the spreadsheet.Haz clic aquí para sumar todas las entradas de la hoja de cálculo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(to amount to; used with "to")
a. ascender a
Costs A-G should not sum to more than 20% of the budget.Los costos A-G no deben ascender a más del 20% del presupuesto.
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