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hundred
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hundred(
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drihd
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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. (number)
a. el cien
(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 were about a hundred of us in the room.Éramos cerca de unos cien en la sala.
b. el ciento
(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).
(before other numbers)
How many seats are there in the auditorium? - There are one hundred seventy-four.¿Cuántos asientos hay en el auditorio? - Hay ciento setenta y cuatro.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (number)
a. cien
I'm not a hundred per cent sure about my decision.No estoy el cien por ciento seguro de mi decisión.
b. ciento (before other numbers)
We invited one hundred and twelve guests to the party.Invitamos a ciento doce invitados a la fiesta.
hundreds
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (large unspecified number)
a. los cientos
(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 were hundreds of people waiting in line for the new movie.Había cientos de personas esperando en la fila para la película nueva.
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hundred
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in general and before “thousand”, “million”, etc)
a. el cien
(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).
2. (before other numbers)
a. el ciento
(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).
one or a hundredcien
one or a hundred thousandcien mil
a hundred and twenty-five booksciento veinticinco libros
two hundred booksdoscientos libros
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a hundred and one detailsmil y un detalles
to live to be a hundredvivir hasta los cien años
I've told you hundreds of timeste lo he dicho cientos de veces
4. (culinary)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hundreds and thousandsgragea or anises de colores
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (general)
a. cien
a hundred kilometers an hourcien kilómetros por hora
one or a hundred per centcien por cien, ciento por ciento cien por ciento
to be a hundred per cent certainestar seguro(a) al cien por cien or
I'm not feeling a hundred per centno me encuentro del todo bien
the hundred meterslos cien metros (lisos)
the Hundred Years' Warla guerra de los Cien Años
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hundred [ˈhʌndrɪd]
noun
1
a or one hundred (before noun, or used alone) cien; (before numbers up to 99) ciento; a or one hundred people cien personas; to count up to a or one hundred contar hasta cien; a hundred and one/two ciento uno/dos; a or one hundred and ten ciento diez; a or one hundred thousand cien mil; two hundred doscientos; three hundred trescientos; five hundred people quinientas personas; five hundred and one quinientos uno; seven hundred euros setecientos euros; nine hundred pounds novecientas libras; a hundred per cent cien por cien; to live to be a hundred llegar a los cien años; the hundred and first el centésimo primero
2 (figure) ciento (m)
3 (large number)
in hundreds by the hundred a centenares
for hundreds of thousands of years durante centenares de miles de años; hundreds of people centenares de personas; I've got hundreds of letters to write tengo que escribir cientos de cartas; I've told you hundreds of times te lo he dicho cientos or centenares de veces; I've got a hundred and one things to do tengo la mar de cosas que hacer
modifier
the Hundred Years' War (n) la Guerra de los Cien Años
"Ciento" or "cien"?
Use cien before a noun (even when it follows mil):
... a or one hundred soldiers ... ... cien soldados ...
... eleven hundred metres ... ... mil cien metros ...
Don't translate numbers like eleven hundred literally. Translate their equivalent in thousands and hundreds instead.
Use cien before mil and millón:
... a or one hundred thousand dollars ... ... cien mil dólares ...
... a or one hundred million euros ... ... cien millones de euros ...
But use ciento before another number:
... a or one hundred and sixteen stamps ... ... ciento dieciséis sellos ...
When hundred follows another number, use the compound forms (doscientos, -as, trescientos, -as etc) which must agree with the noun:
... two hundred and fifty women ... ... doscientas cincuenta mujeres ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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