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Chapter 18: Numerals

  18.1.3 ciento

Is the numeral hundred in singular and is it exactly one hundred the right word is cien. Then cien is not changed according to gender or number of the object that is counted.

Is the numeral hundred in singular and the figure is bigger than exactly one hundred the right word is ciento. In this case there is no accordance in gender or number with the object.

  ciento and cien
cien mujeres = 100 women
cien hombres = 100 men
ciento una mujeres = 101 women
ciento un hombres = 101 men
ciento cincuenta y tres mujeres =153 women
ciento cincuenta y tres hombres =153 men

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