## 51 Comments

- 1101

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.

- 255

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

*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*

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

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.

- 1101

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

Ya, I think figures works well for business. For example. Do you have the jobs report figures. Also: Do you have the jobs report numbers? Do you have the jobs report data. But for mathematics, maybe it would be best to take a math class in español, because you've got integers, real numbers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, imaginary numbers, fractions, natural numbers. What are they called in español?

- 878

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?

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?

why can't we use números here?

- 308

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.