# "No tenemos las cifras."

Translation:We do not have the numbers.

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Hoorah! You've fixed it so when I accidentally write the English translation, I get the chance to do it again in Spanish! Thank you!

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From my understanding, a "cipher" is a number subject to or produced by a mathematical operation (such as multiplication or subtraction), while a "number" is just a stand-alone abstract thing.

*cifra* is thus the natural word to use in a business context, as the *cifras* ("figures") on a business report are the factors or results of computation of some sort.

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sorry, not getting your answer, what is digito? This section equates cifra with number. So what is the difference between número, y cifra?

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*Mainly the difference between a symbol and what it represents and everyday languages which neglect this difference.

A. Número - es el concepto matemático, un cantidad ...

- Number - a mathematical concept, a quantity

B. Dígito en el sistema decimal- los números: cero, uno, dos, ..., nueve

- Has no counterpart in English

C. Numeral o guarismo – símbolo que representa un número.

- Numeral a symbol that represents a number

D. Cifra 1) símbolo de dígito/ the symbol of a "dígito" that is one of the symbols: 0,1,2, ..., 9

https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cifra_(matem%C3%A1tica)

- Digit a numeral with only one symbol that is the same as "cifra" above

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_digit

D. Cifra 2) número/ denotes unfortunately also a number, see English Translation of “cifra” | Collins Spanish English Dictionary http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/spanish-english/cifra

*18 Aug correction of point D and B -> *cifra =digit*

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OBS! Point D in my answer above is now corrected.:

- Spanish cifra = English digit
- Spanish dígito has no counterpart in English This means that
- no tenemos las cifras = we do not have the digits

They apparently have a keyboard without the numerical symbols: 0, 1, ... 9.

We have ten"digits". 1,2,3,4, ---9, 0

We use digits to form numbers. Examples of numbers are: 10,099; 2315; 2018.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-a-digit-in-math-definition-examples.html

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When I hovered over "cifras" to learn the new word, neither numbers nor figures was offered as a possible translation... how, therefore, was I supposed to come up with the correct answer? urgh.

PatriciaJH, and others. I find www.spanishdict.com/ to be excellent.

(I don't use it to translate.)

I also rely on the RAE dictionary.

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Are there situations where 'cifra' would be more appropriate to use than 'numero' or 'codigo'?

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"Digits" are the numbers 0 to 9, corresponding to our 10 fingers - our 10 "digits". The single number 10 has 2 digits.

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PaulBigfoot! that they do not have THE numbers means that they are without some specific numbers but not necessarily completely without numbers

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Ior10! no cifra is not code. However cifrar, the verb, is to code and *en cifra* is *coded*

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Another question in this section was to translate la cifra, and the answer was "the code". Reason I missed this one.

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I'm assuming (perhaps incorrectly) that this would not be the way you would say "We do not have the numbers" (for the invasion we wish to launch). Out of curiosity, how would you say that?

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I also understood cifras to mean code. When I studied Spanish, more than ten years ago, passwords were not as ubiquitous as they are now. I assumed this to mean "we don't have the codes" (or passwords)n According to my wrong answer, this must not be the case. So, how does one say "we do not have the password" in Spanish?

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Reverso.net translates that as "password/passcode", so you'r right.

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Are there any fluent Spanish speakers who can shed light on how this is used? This section is business, so how is it to be applied in business?

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how funny, in Hebrew "ספרה" (sifra) means number as well, i always see small similarities in Spanish and Hebrew word but its the first time i see a word that is pronounced the same

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In an earlier question cifra was a code. In this question it is a number. Credit should be given to both unless you are using cifra for a code only which could be comprised of numbers

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Is this like... we do not have the numbers as in we don't have enough people?

Or we don't have the figures/digits, like, we don't have the digits to input into the chart.