usage note
As an adjective, the spelling "veintiún" is used before masculine nouns as well as feminine nouns that start with an accented 'a' sound.
veintiuno
adjective
1. (number) 
a. twenty-one 
Solo faltan veintiún días para que salgamos de vacaciones.There are only twenty-one days left until we go on vacation.
Vinieron veintiuna personas a mi cena de cumpleaños.Twenty-one people came to my birthday dinner.
masculine noun
2. (number) 
a. twenty-one 
El ganador de la rifa es el boleto en el que aparece el veintiuno.The winner of the raffle is the ticket with twenty-one on it.
b. twenty-first (in dates) 
Ell solsticio de verano es el veintiuno de junio.The summer solstice is the twenty-first of June.
veintiuno, -a
noun
1. twenty-one ; ver también seis
Veintiún is used instead of veintiuno before masculine nouns (e.g. veintiún hombres twenty-one men).
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