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"Diecinueve" is an adjective which is often translated as "nineteen", and "dieciocho" is a noun which is often translated as "eighteen". Learn more about the difference between "diecinueve" and "dieciocho" below.
diecinueve(
dyeh
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see
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nweh
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beh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. nineteen
Tiene diecinueve años.She is nineteen years old.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. nineteen
¿Qué número tienes? - El diecinueve.What number do you have? - Nineteen.
b. nineteenth (in dates)
El diecinueve de marzo es San José.Saint Joseph's day falls on the nineteenth of March.
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dieciocho(
dyeh
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see
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oh
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choh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. eighteen
Voy por la página dieciocho.I'm on page eighteen.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. eighteen
Nueve por dos son dieciocho.Nine times two is eighteen.
b. eighteenth (in dates)
Su cumpleaños es el dieciocho de mayo.Her birthday is on the eighteenth of May.
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