"No tenemos las cifras."

Translation:We do not have the numbers.

December 18, 2012



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!

December 18, 2012


Not anymore :(

August 28, 2017


what's the difference between cifras and numeros?

July 8, 2015


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.

January 4, 2017


Numero is number in general, any number. And cifra is digito.

December 11, 2015


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

April 16, 2016


*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


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


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

April 16, 2016


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.

August 18, 2016


So would cifra correspond to "figure"? As in, we do not have the figures?

December 4, 2018


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

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


May 21, 2018


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.

July 14, 2013


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.

May 21, 2018


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

July 19, 2014


What's wrong with "We do not have the digits."?

August 18, 2016


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

January 4, 2017


Could I put in figures? I didn't dare!

April 28, 2014


'We do not have the figures' worked for me.

April 10, 2015


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?

March 8, 2019


I cannot see why it is wrong to say: We have no numbers.

October 13, 2015


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

October 13, 2015


"we haven't the numbers" not accepted?

May 25, 2018


No idea. We haven't the numbers is correct. Report it. I did

November 15, 2018


Wouldn't "We don't have the codes." be correct?

July 13, 2013


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

January 10, 2016


closely related to ciphers...

May 12, 2016


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

March 29, 2018


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?

March 12, 2015


Isn't this a direct translation of digits ?

April 13, 2015


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?

June 29, 2015


I use el codigo for code/password

June 30, 2015


I am now living Xalapa in Mexico and. rightly or wrongly" they use "contraseña" for password.

January 11, 2016


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

January 4, 2017


In Dutch it could mean: We do not have the financial results

January 16, 2016


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?

March 1, 2016


Ok what the hell why is it now cifras and not numeros

July 4, 2016


The answer is above.

August 18, 2016

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    why can't we use números here?

    July 17, 2016


    As in strength in numbers, or statistics?

    March 21, 2017


    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

    July 27, 2017


    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

    July 28, 2017


    I have never heard anyone use the word "cifras". When and where does this word get used?

    July 31, 2017


    "We do not have the figures" -- accepted,

    August 11, 2017


    I wrote "We don't have the numbers" and DL marked it wrong???????

    November 2, 2017


    so cifra means code OR number, yes?

    November 25, 2017


    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.

    February 13, 2018


    I thought cifra was also code. As in I forgot my PIN.

    February 14, 2018


    I wrote, "we don't have the numbers." Duo didn't accept it AND there's no way to report it since this one was missing that option to report.

    December 12, 2018


    We do not have the numbers to hack the vault and rob the bank

    March 29, 2019
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