percent

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “per cent.”
percent(
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sehnt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (percentage)
a. el por 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).
(M)
Forty percent of those surveyed preferred the taste of option B.Un 40 por ciento de los encuestados prefirió el sabor de la opción B.
b. el porcentaje
(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).
(M)
What percent of our expenses are salaries?¿Qué porcentaje de nuestros gastos son salarios?
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2. (percentage)
a. por ciento
Sales have decreased 15 percent year-over-year.Las ventas han disminuido un 15 por ciento respecto al año anterior.
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per cent, percent
[pəˈsent]
noun
1. porcentaje (m) tanto (m) por ciento
  • forty per cent, percent of women el cuarenta por ciento de las mujeres
  • a ten per cent, percent increase un aumento del diez por ciento
adverb
2. por ciento
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