cinco
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cinco(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. five
Hay cinco árboles en frente de la casa.There are five trees in front of the house.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. five
Dos más tres son cinco.Two plus three equals five.
b. fifth (in dates)
Nuestros amigos llegarán el cinco de febrero.Our friends will be arriving on February fifth.
3. (minimal amount)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. five cents
No le pidas nada porque ni tiene un cinco.Don't ask him for anything because he doesn't even have five cents.
4. (five-cent piece)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. five-cent piece
Mi abuelo me dio este cinco de colección.My grandfather gave me this five-cent piece as a collector's item.
5. (marble)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
a. marbles
Pepe, ¿quieres jugar al cinco conmigo?Pepe, do you want to play marbles with me?
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cinco
adjective
pronoun
(gen) five; (ordinal, en la fecha) fifth
las cinco five o'clock; le escribí el día cinco I wrote to him on the fifth
estar sin cinco
no tener ni cinco
to be broke (familiar)
le dije cuántas son cinco I told him a thing or two
no estar en sus cinco to be off one's rocker (familiar)
saber cuántas son cinco to know what's what
tener los cinco muy listos to be light-fingered
¡vengan esos cinco! shake on it! (familiar)
1 (número) five; (fecha) fifth; (Educación) five the pass mark; (the pass mark)
sacar un cinco pelado to scrape through (familiar)
2 (Ven) (guitarra) five-stringed guitar
3 (México) (trasero) bottom; backside (familiar)
4 (Centroamérica) (México) (moneda) five-peso piece
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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