cero
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cero(
seh
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roh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. zero
No puedo leer esto; tiene cero puntuación.I can't read this; it has zero punctuation.
b. no
Tengo cero tiempo para tonterías.I have no time for silliness.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. zero
Cero por cualquier número es siempre cero.Zero times any number is always equal to zero.
b. nought (United Kingdom)
No puedo creer que el maestro me puso cero en el examen.I can't believe the teacher gave me a nought in the exam.
c. nothing
¿Cuánto te debo por el agua? - Cero.How much do I owe you for the water? - Nothing.
3. (sports)
a. nil
El marcador final era tres a cero.The final score was three-nil.
b. love (tennis)
El marcador del partido de tenis es quince a cero.The score of the tennis match is 15-love.
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cero
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (signo)
a. naught, zero
2. (cantidad)
a. nothing
3. (en fútbol)
a. nil (United Kingdom)
b. zero
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
4. (en tenis)
a. love
5. (temperatura)
a. zero
sobre/bajo ceroabove/below zero
cero absolutoabsolute zero
6. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cortarse el pelo al ceroto shave one's head, to cut all one's hair off
partir de ceroto start from scratch
7. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser un cero a la izquierdato be useless
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cero
1 (Física) (Matemáticas) zero
ocho grados bajo cero eight degrees below zero; desde las cero horas from twelve o'clock midnight
estoy a cero de dinero I'm broke (familiar)
empezar o partir de cero to start from scratch
tendremos que partir nuevamente de cero we'll have to start from scratch again
ser un cero a la izquierda to be useless
cero absoluto absolute zero
2 (Fútbol) (Rugby) nil; zero; (EEUU)
ganaron por tres goles a cero they won by three goals to nil; they won three nil; empataron a cero they drew nil-nil; it was a no-score draw; estamos 40 a cero (Tenis) it's 40-love
3 (Educación) nought
me han puesto un cero I got nought out of ten
4 (coche-patrulla) police car
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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