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"Dieciséis" is an adjective which is often translated as "sixteen", and "veintiocho" is an adjective which is often translated as "twenty-eight". Learn more about the difference between "dieciséis" and "veintiocho" below.
dieciséis(
dyeh
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see
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seys
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. sixteen
Solamente uno de mis dieciséis alumnos reprobó el examen.Only one of my sixteen students failed the exam.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. sixteen
Ocho por dos da dieciséis.Two times eight is sixteen.
b. sixteenth (in dates)
Mi madre nació el dieciséis de febrero.My mother was born on the sixteenth of February.
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veintiocho(
beyn
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tee
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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. twenty-eight
Cada veintiocho días recibo una carta del banco.Every twenty-eight days I get a letter from the bank.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. twenty-eight
Veintiocho es el número de años que el hombre pasó el prisión.Twenty-eight is the number of years the man spent in prison.
b. twenty-eighth (in dates)
Tengo el vuelo de vuelta el veintiocho de este mes.My return flight leaves on the twenty-eighth of this month.
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