# even/odd

#### miller0709

##### New Member
I am substituting in a classroom and have English Language Learners in the classroom. The assignment given requires students do the "odd" numbered questions. As I was translating I ran into this stumbling block. I don't know how to describe odd numbers versus even numbers. Dije que tenían que hacer "cada otra pregunta empezando con número uno". ¿Está bién?

• #### Oldy Nuts

##### Senior Member
In English or in Spanish? I would say odd-numbered questions and preguntas impares.

##### Senior Member
You may wish to refer to "números impares" (odd numbers) and "números pares" (even numbers).

#### EddieZumac

##### Senior Member
You may wish to refer to "números impares" (odd numbers) and "números pares" (even numbers).
Pares y nones:
even ===> pares
odd ===> nones

#### Oldy Nuts

##### Senior Member
La RAE prefiere impares a nones.

#### micafe

##### Senior Member
I am substituting in a classroom and have English Language Learners in the classroom. The assignment given requires students do the "odd" numbered questions. As I was translating I ran into this stumbling block. I don't know how to describe odd numbers versus even numbers. Dije que tenían que hacer "cada otra pregunta empezando con número uno". ¿Está bién?
No, no está bien. "Cada otra pregunta" doesn't mean anything in Spanish. It seems to me you tried to translate "every other question". The way we say it is "una pregunta de por medio".

As the others said, "odd number" = "número impar" and "even number" = "número par".

We talk about "pares y nones" but I'd never say "número non". It sounds weird.

#### EddieZumac

##### Senior Member
No, no está bien. "Cada otra pregunta" doesn't mean anything in Spanish. It seems to me you tried to translate "every other question". The way we say it is "una pregunta de por medio".

As the others said, "odd number" = "número impar" and "even number" = "número par".

We talk about "pares y nones" but I'd never say "número non". It sounds weird.

But you can say "números nones", no?

#### Oldy Nuts

##### Senior Member
But you can say "números nones", no?
You can, but at least around here, it would sound strange; and, probably, there would be more than a fewl who wouldn't understand.

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