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The following friends are standing in line, one behind the other, to go into the movies. They are in the following order: Julia, Anibal, Santiago, Pedro, and Lucia. Complete the sentences below, stating where each is in line.

1. Lucia es la (quinta) persona.

2. Anibal es la (segunda) persona.

3. Pedro es la (cuarta) persona.

4. Santiago es la (tercera) persona.

5. Julia es la (primera) persona.
Look at the numbers next to each drawing that indicate the floor on which you can find each item. Use ordinal numbers to complete the sentences.


1. Hay sillones en (el primer) piso.

2. Hay alfombras en (el quinto) piso.

3. Hay radios en (el cuarto) piso.

4. Hay lámparas en (el segundo) piso.

5. Hay televisores en (el tercer) piso.
Pablo, Marcos, Letty, Mirna, and Julio are waiting in line at the bookstore. They are standing in line in the same order they have been mentioned.

1. Mierna es (cuarta) en la fila.

2. Marcos es (segunda) en la fila.

3. Pablo es (primera) en la fila.

4. Julio es (quinta) en la fila.

5. Letty es (tercera) en la fila.

I seem to be having difficulties with ordinal numbers. Can you please explain how they work?

Muchas Gracias!

  • Spanish -

    1. Mirna = check the spelling of the name

    ordinal numbers = primero, primera but primer in front of a masculine singular noun: Juan es primero. Juan es el primer chico. Juanita es la primera
    segundo, -a
    tercero, -a (tercer)
    cuarto, -a
    quinto -a
    sexto -a
    séptimo, -a
    octavo, -a
    noveno, -a
    décimo - a

    Ordinal numbers are only used through tenth; byond that, the cardinal numbers are used. You will see some alternate forms, but they are not usual, 12th = duodécimo, for example.

    When a cardinal number is used in place of an ordinal, it is always conidered masculine, since "número" is understood.
    The numerals primero and tercero drop the final -o before a masculine singular noun. el primer día but el día primero.


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