how say width (as a noun)

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how say width (as a noun)

How would you say the noun "width" in spanish?  I have seen the word "ancho" used as a noun for width but I thought that the word "ancho" was a adjective.  Can "ancho" be used as both a noun and an adjective?  I have also seen the word "anchura" used as "width", but it seems to be less common?

Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Steven

You can use "el ancho" and "la anchura" as nouns although it's a bit more common to use "ancho".

So, you can say for example "el ancho de la mesa es 125 centímetros" ( or, la anchura de la mesa es...) 

We also use it for "el largo", which is again more common and colloquial for "la longitud" to refer to the length. 

Un saludo

how say width (as a noun)

How would you say the noun "width" in spanish?  I have seen the word "ancho" used as a noun for width but I thought that the word "ancho" was a adjective.  Can "ancho" be used as both a noun and an adjective?  I have also seen the word "anchura" used as "width", but it seems to be less common?

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