Archive for September 6th, 2009

Spanish Ordinals: 1°, 2ª

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Ordinals:1°, 2ª  

Pronunciation:Pree-may-roh, say-goon-doh

Translation:1st, 2nd…

Function:Ordinals

Spanish ordinals are rather complex . For instance: I came in 115th place means: ‘Llegué en centésimo décimo quinto lugar’. Ordinals en English are clearly much more easier.

To get around in writing, you can always use an ‘o’ (for a masculine) or an ‘a’ (for a feminine) depending on what the context is. These vowels follow the cardinal as in: ‘el 4o lugar’ [in 4th place] and 1a vez [1st time]. Of course, when talking, you can always use ‘avo’ after the 20th, as in ‘treintavo’ [30th]

Example:Ganamos los lugares 10° y 11°

Translation:We won the 10th and 11th places

 

September 2009
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930