|First thing to know: both, cien and ciento mean "one hundred" (100).|
But what is the difference between them?
Tengo cien postales.
(I have got one hundred postcards)
En esta caja hay cien cerillas.
(There are one hundred matches in this box.)
Necesitamos comprar ciento cincuenta servilletas de papel.
(We need to buy one hundred and fifty paper napkins.)
Juan y Ana tienen más de ciento veinte libros.
(John and Anne have got more than one hundred and twenty books.)
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'All about Spain' Blog, by Angeles Fernández.