Is this how you say "We've collected forty-one power cells" in Spanish?

Nos conseguiemos cuarenta y uno baterias.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    - We've collected forty-one power cells.

    - Hemos conseguido/juntado/reunido/recogido cuarenta y unA baterías. (present perfect)

    - Conseguimos/Juntamos/Reunimos/Recogimos cuarenta y unA baterías. (preterite)

    You can use any of these verbs depending on the context. The verb in the English sentence is in present perfect, but in many Latin American countries the preterite is used more often.

    "Power cell" could literally be translated as "celda/célula de potencia/energía/alimentación." It is a source of energy, either a battery (batería, pila) or solar cell (panel/celda solar) or any type of device that provides the voltage to operate an electrical system.

    In Spanish, numbers don't inflect for gender, except for "uno/un/una" (one) and all compound numbers including "un"/"una".

    Examples:

    uno / un / una = one

    veintiuno / veintiún / veintiuna = twenty-one

    treinta y uno / treinta y un / treinta y una = thirty-one

    ochenta y uno / ochenta y un / ochenta y una = eighty-one

    When they are followed by a masculine noun, these numbers are shortened (veintiUNO ---> veintiÚN). They are never shorted before a feminine noun although this is a widespread mistake among native speakers).

    Examples:

    un niño / unA niña = one boy (masculine noun) / one girl (feminine noun)

    veintiún niños / veintiunA niñas = twenty-one boys / twenty-one girls

    cuarenta y un niños / cuarenta y unA niñas = forty-one boys / forty-one girls

    "Batería" is a feminine noun. Then:

    cuarenta y unA baterías = forty-one power cells

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