An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. thousand
El precio del coche es treinta mil euros.The price of the car is thirty thousand euros.
2. (many)
a. a thousand
Te lo he dicho mil veces.I've told you a thousand times.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (number)
a. one thousand
Quinientos y quinientos hacen mil.Five hundred plus five hundred make one thousand.
b. a thousand
¿Cuántas necesitas? - Envíame mil.How many do you need? - Send me a thousand.
c. thousand
¿Cuántas hay? - Deben de ser unas cuantas mil.How many are there? - There must be several thousand.
Miles de personas acudieron al acto.Thousands of people attended the event.
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a o one thousand
tres mil coches three thousand cars; mil doscientos dólares one thousand two hundred dollars; mil veces a thousand times; thousands of times; miles y miles thousands and thousands
a las mil at some ungodly hour (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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