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# "Es un número par bueno."

Translation:It is a good even number.

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5 years ago

What in the world does this mean: "a good even number"?

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Like "a nice round number," the sort of comment one might make when negotiating a price

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I have to agree that "even" means something quite specific when it comes to numbers; "round" is much more idiomatic to my ears.

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I'm very familiar with the phrase [in Australia]. For example: If someone told me that there were sixty people coming to a wedding I could reply 'That's a good even number'. Now I'm really thinking about this...would I reply the same way if the number was 'sixty five'? Probably not. As 'rspreng' suggests it is akin to ' a nice, round number' or simply 'a good/suitable number'. It's one of those expressions that people around me use without thinking about where it orginated.

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It's not odd, obviously. Thereby omitting 1,3,5,7 etc.

Go figure....the owl's losing it again.

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confusing phrase...

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According to my spanish friend this isn't a phrase that is used, for him ever. Though for some education- un numero par = an even number. un numero impar = an odd number. At least this weird phrase led me to learn that!

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bbbindle
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Might one say in English "a good round number?"

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"Round" does not necessarily mean "even" (divisible by two), though.

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Yes, that sounds fine to me.

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even number is a number that can be divided by 2, like 2,4,6,8.they are called "numero par", while 1,3,5,7 are called "numero impar"

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This translation sounds odd. My translation: it is even a good number - difficult out of a context...

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"it is even a good number" would be wrong, AFAICT. This "even" (par) is very different from that "even" (incluso).

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I would even add "aun" as a translation for EVEN... i've never heard "incluso"... i'm no expert... solo ando sacando ideas y expresiones de cualquier lugar que los tenga.

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The English word "even" is used in several different senses or meanings. Beware of one-for-one dictionary translations. This is not like "incluso" or "aun." This sentence uses "par" as an adjective, modifying the noun "número."

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Edit: apparently "numéro par" means even number. Nice to know, but maybe the dictionary hints could be improved a bit, because for some time I thought bueno had to do with the 'even' part...

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kalukuhan
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I agree with the "good round number" translation, but tried "even number" to satisfy Duolingo.

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