"There are a thousand students in total."

Translation:Hay mil estudiantes en total.

February 1, 2013



Why can we not say "un mil" for "a thousand"?

February 1, 2013


Indeed, why?

I googled "un mil" and several sources said "Just don't - it's wrong"

April 18, 2013


I think that is just what we do in English. We only use "a thousand" and "a million" and "a hundred" ... but we never say "a one, a two, a twenty" ... so I think in Spanish, none of their numbers are preceded by "a" , at least not a thousand.

June 22, 2013


Hay un mil estudiantes en total. I dont see why this wont work either.

May 7, 2013


Language is defined by the common practice of users and not its general rules. Pehaps numbers are an exception to the rule.

April 24, 2013
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