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"Uno" is an adjective which is often translated as "one", and "ciento cincuenta" is an adjective which is often translated as "a hundred and fifty". Learn more about the difference between "uno" and "ciento cincuenta" below.
uno(
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noh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (numeral or indefinite)
a. one
Me queda solo un dulce.I've only got one candy left.
Necesitamos una moneda más para completar el conjunto.We need one more coin to complete the set.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. one
Elige un número del uno al diez.Choose a number between one and ten.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (numeral or indefinite)
a. one
¿Cuántas monedas necesitas? - Solo una.How many coins do you need? - Just one.
Compré uno para mí y otro para ti.I bought one for me and another for you.
4. (impersonal use)
a. one
Uno puede ganar mucho dinero al invertir.One can make a lot of money by investing.
b. you
Uno nunca sabe lo que puede salir de ahí.You never know what may come of it.
5. (unspecified person)
a. someone
Uno tocó el timbre, pero no respondí.Someone rang the doorbell, but I didn't answer.
b. somebody
Hablé con uno que sabe mucho acerca de la situación.I talked with somebody who knows a lot about the situation.
c. some (plural)
¿Todos los alumnos llegaron a tiempo? - Unos llegaron temprano y otros tarde.Did all the students arrive on time? - Some arrived early and others arrived late.
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ciento cincuenta(
syehn
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toh
 
seeng
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kwehn
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tah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. a hundred and fifty (cardinal)
Compré ciento cincuenta globos para decorar el pasillo.I bought a hundred and fifty balloons to decorate the hallway.
b. one hundred and fifty (cardinal)
Ciento cincuenta personas fueron detenidas durante los disturbios de anoche.One hundred and fifty people were arrested during last night's riots.
c. one hundred and fiftieth (ordinal)
Mañana es el ciento cincuenta aniversario de la fundación de la cervecería.Tomorrow is the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the brewery.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. a hundred and fifty
Se evacuaron más de mil familias. Ciento cincuenta perdieron su casa.Over a thousand families were evacuated. A hundred and fifty lost their houses.
b. one hundred and fifty
Ciento cincuenta de los refugiados eran niños.One hundred and fifty of the refugees were children.
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