cien

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See also: cień and cíen

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cien

  1. obsolete spelling of scion

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Asturian cardinal numbers
99 100 101
    Cardinal : cien
    Ordinal : centésimu

Alternative forms[edit]

  • cientu (combining form only)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum.

Numeral[edit]

cien (indeclinable)

  1. (cardinal) one-hundred; 100
    cien llobosone hundred wolves
    cien vaquesone hundred cows

Usage notes[edit]

The indeclinable form cien means "one hundred" only. To say "one hundred one", the combining form cientu is used, as cientu un. Likewise, "one hundred thirty" is cientu trenta, and "one hundred fifty-four" is cientu cincuenta y cuatro.

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Mirandese[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cien

  1. (cardinal) one-hundred

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Number[edit]

cien (apocopate cardinal numeral, plural cienes, standard form ciento)

  1. (cardinal) apocopic form of ciento one-hundred (100)

Usage notes[edit]

When used as an adjective, the form cien is used only before the noun it modifies. In other positions as an adjective, the standard form ciento is used instead.

In composite numbers, the form cien is used before larger numbers components, ciento before smaller numbers.

cien mil pesos — “a hundred thousand pesos” ($100,000)
ciento noventa pesos — “a hundred ninety pesos” ($190)

When used substantively to indicate the number 100 itself, cien is more common in modern usage:

los números de uno hasta el cien — “the numbers from one to a hundred”
hay dos cienes en el papel — “there are two hundreds on the paper” (two occurrences of the number one hundred)

In the indefinite sense, ciento is used:

cientos de pesos — “hundreds of pesos”

To indicate percentages, ciento is usually used, with regional exceptions, especially for 100%:

cincuenta por ciento — “fifty percent”
cien por cien — “a hundred percent”
ciento por ciento — “a hundred percent”

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