In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fivenoventa y cinco — ninety-five
- quinientos cinco — five hundred and five
- la fila cinco — the fifth row
- vinieron los cinco — the five of them came
- nos invitó a los cinco — he invited the five of us
- somos cinco — there are five of us
- en grupos de (a) cinco — in groups of five
- iban entrando de cinco en cinco — they went in five at a time
- la habitación es de cinco por ocho — the room is five by eight
- me costó cinco libras y pico — I paid five pounds something for it
- es el número cinco en la lista — he's fifth on the list
- son las cinco de la mañana/tarde — it's five (o'clock) in the morning/afternoon
- las dos menos cinco or (Latin America excluding River Plate) cinco para las dos — five to two
- las ocho y cinco — five past eight
- llegó a (las) y cinco — she arrived at five past
- serían las cinco y pico — it must have been just after five (o'clock)
- son las cinco pasadas — it's gone five
- hoy estamos a / hoy es cinco — today is the fifth
- el día cinco es su cumpleaños — the fifth is her birthday
- calzo el cinco — I take (a) size five
- vive en el número cinco — he lives at number five
- en el siglo cinco — in the fifth century
- ni cinco
- no tengo ni cinco — I don't have a red cent
- no sabe/entendió ni cinco — he doesn't know/he didn't understand a thing
- venga/choca esos cinco — put it there!
1(número)fiveme tocó el cinco — I got number five
- aprieta el cinco — press (number) five
- hace los cincos al revés — he writes his fives backward(s)
- el cinco de corazones — the five of hearts
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