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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. five hundred (cardinal)
Pago un alquiler de quinientos dólares al mes.I pay a rent of five hundred dollars per month.
b. five hundredth (ordinal)
Este año se celebra el quinientos aniversario de la fundación de nuestra ciudad.This year we're celebrating the the five-hundredth anniversary of our town's foundation.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. five hundred
El quinientos es el multiplicador en esta operación matemática.Five hundred is the multiplier in this mathematical operation.
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quinientosas quinientas
(gen) five hundred; (ordinal) five hundredth
en el quinientos in the sixteenth century
volvió a las (mil) quinientas he got back at some ungodly hour
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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