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"Quantity" is a noun which is often translated as "la cantidad", and "amount" is a noun which is also often translated as "la cantidad". Learn more about the difference between "quantity" and "amount" below.
quantity(
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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. (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.
quantities
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (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.
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amount(
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maunt
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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. (quantity)
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).
A large amount of food is thrown away each day.Gran cantidad de comida acaba en la basura a diario.
2. (sum of money)
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).
I want to know the amount without taxes.Quiero saber la cantidad sin impuestos.
b. 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 amount reaches $200.La suma asciende a $200.
c. el importe
(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).
We have received a bill for the amount of $750.Hemos recibido una factura por un importe de $750.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to add up to; used with "to")
a. ascender a
Losses amounted to millions of dollars.Las pérdidas ascendían a millones de dólares.
4. (to be equivalent to; used with "to")
a. equivaler a
That amounts to a refusal.Eso equivale a una negativa.
b. significar
What this amounts to is that you'll have to wait and see.Lo que significa es que tendrás que esperar a ver qué pasa.
5. (to be worth; used with "to")
a. llegar a
She'll never amount to much.Nunca llegará a ser gran cosa.
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