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"Uno" is an adjective which is often translated as "one", and "ciento ochenta" is an adjective which is often translated as "one hundred and eighty". Learn more about the difference between "uno" and "ciento ochenta" 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 ochenta(
syehn
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toh
 
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chehn
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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. one hundred and eighty (cardinal)
Ciento ochenta personas esperaron a los actores afuera del teatro.One hundred and eighty waited for the actors outside the theater.
b. a hundred and eighty (cardinal)
Este celular cuesta ciento ochenta dólares.This cellphone costs a hundred and eighty dollars.
c. one hundred and eightieth (ordinal)
Para el ciento ochenta aniversario habrá una gran celebración.For the one hundred and eightieth anniversary there will be a great celebration.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. one hundred and eighty
El ciento ochenta es un número par.One hundred and eighty is an even number.
b. a hundred and eighty
Ciento ochenta menos ochenta da como resultado cien.A hundred and eighty minus eighty equals one hundred.
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