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"Eighths" is a form of "eighth", an adjective which is often translated as "octavo". "Quarters" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las dependencias". Learn more about the difference between "quarters" and "eighths" below.
quarters
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (lodgings)
a. las dependencias
(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 staff)
The servants' quarters were right at the top of the house.Las dependencias del servicio estaban en el último piso de la casa.
b. el cuartel
(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).
(military)
He had been confined to quarters because of a misdemeanor.Estaba retenido en el cuartel por una falta que había cometido.
quarter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (fourth part)
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).
I have already eaten three quarters of the pizza.Ya me he comido tres cuartos de la pizza.
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 quarter of the population lives in the capital.Una cuarte parte de la población vive en la capital.
3. (period of three months)
a. el trimestre
(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 have several final exams this quarter.Tengo varios exámenes finales este trimestre.
4. (expressing time)
a. menos cuarto
It is a quarter of eight.Son las ocho menos cuarto.
5. (part of a city)
a. el barrio
(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).
There are some good supermarkets in the Chinese quarter.Hay buenos supermercados en el barrio chino.
6. (place, direction)
a. la 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).
The policy received criticism from all quarters.La política recibió críticas de todas partes.
7. (coin)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cuarto de dólar
(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).
It only cost a quarter.Costó solo un cuarto de dólar.
b. la moneda de 25 centavos
(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).
Do you have a quarter?¿Tienes una moneda de 25 centavos?
8. (astronomy)
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).
The moon was in its first quarter.La luna estaba en cuarto creciente.
9. (mercy)
a. la clemencia
(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 begged, but she gave him no quarter.Le suplicó, pero no tuvo clemencia con él.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
10. (one fourth)
a. cuarto
Their relationship lasted a quarter century.Su relación duró un cuarto de siglo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to divide)
a. cortar en cuatro
Peel and quarter two potatoes.Pela dos patatas y córtalas en cuatro.
b. descuartizar
They quartered the animal with a knife.Descuartizaron al animal con un cuchillo.
12. (military)
a. alojar
The soldiers were quartered in a nearby town.Los soldados estaban alojados en un pueblo cercano.
b. acuartelar
Officers and men were quartered together.Los oficiales y las tropas estaban acuartelados juntos.
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eighth(
eyth
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. octavo
My apartment is on the eighth floor.Mi departamento está en el octavo piso.
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 octavo
(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 octava
(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 was the eighth to cross the finish line.Fue el octavo en cruzar la línea de meta.
3. (in dates)
a. el ocho
(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).
Mother's Day will be on the eighth of May this year.El Día de las Madres será el ocho de mayo este año.
4. (fraction)
a. el octavo
(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).
An eighth of local species have died out in the last two years.Un octavo de las especies locales ha muerto en los últimos dos años.
b. la octava 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).
How much of the pizza do you want? - An eighth.¿Cuánto quieres de la pizza? - Una octava parte.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (before a superlative)
a. octavo
He posted the eighth fastest time in the trials.Logró el octavo tiempo más rápido en las pruebas.
6. (in a competition)
a. en octavo lugar
The disappointed diver came in eighth in the standings.El clavadista decepcionado terminó en octavo lugar en la clasificación.
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