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Using plural definite article + number + noun

We can use the plural definite article + number + noun (plural) in order to give an accurate quantity.

Read and listen to these examples:

Los ochenta corredores llegaron a la meta.
The eighty runners arrived to the finish line.

Las treinta palomas de la plaza son blancas.
The thirty pigeons from the square are white.

Note that in the examples above, the number is invariable and never changes its form.

Now, have a look at these examples:

Los doscientos kilómetros que nos separan son insignificantes.
The two hundred kilometers that separate us are insignificant.

Las cuatrocientas firmas de los vecinos pararon las obras.
The four hundred signatures from the neighbours stopped the works.

Note that in the examples above, whole hundreds from 200 onwards (200, 300, 400, 500, 600, etc.) agree with the noun they refer to.

Be careful because when we use "non-whole" hundreds like 203, 345, etc., the tens and units do not change, just the hundreds.

Los ochocientos veinticinco euros son el salario mínimo español.
Eight hundred and twenty-five euros is the Spanish minimum wage.

Las ochocientas veinticinco niñas fueron a ese viaje.
Eight hundred and twenty five girls went to that trip.

 

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Los ochenta corredores llegaron a la meta.
The eighty runners arrived to the finish line.


Los ochocientos veinticinco euros son el salario mínimo español.
Eight hundred and twenty-five euros is the Spanish minimum wage.


Los doscientos kilómetros que nos separan son insignificantes.
The two hundred kilometers that separate us are insignificant.


Las cuatrocientas firmas de los vecinos pararon las obras.
The four hundred signatures from the neighbours stopped the works.


Las ochocientas veinticinco niñas fueron a ese viaje.
Eight hundred and twenty five girls went to that trip.


Las treinta palomas de la plaza son blancas.
The thirty pigeons from the square are white.


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