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"Diez" is an adjective which is often translated as "ten", and "a las ocho" is a phrase which is often translated as "at eight". Learn more about the difference between "diez" and "a las ocho" below.
diez(
dyehs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. ten
Solo había diez personas en la oficina hoy a causa de la nieve.There were only ten people in the office today because of the snow.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. ten
Ella lleva un diez en su camiseta en honor a su jugadora favorita.She wears a ten on her jersey in honor of her favorite player.
b. tenth (in dates)
Celebraremos mi cumpleaños el diez de enero.We'll celebrate my birthday on the tenth of January.
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a las ocho(
ah
 
lahs
 
oh
-
choh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (time of day)
a. at eight
Los negocios cierran a las ocho de la noche.The stores close at eight in the evening.
b. at eight o'clock
El vuelo a Buenos Aires sale a las ocho de la mañana.The flight to Buenos Aires departs at eight o'clock in the morning.
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