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"Diez" is an adjective which is often translated as "ten", and "cuatro" is an adjective which is often translated as "four". Learn more about the difference between "diez" and "cuatro" 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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cuatro(
kwah
-
troh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. four
La bebé tiene cuatro meses.The baby is four months old.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. four
El cuatro es mi número favorito.Four is my favorite number.
b. fourth (in dates)
Mi cumpleaños es el cuatro de marzo.My birthday is the fourth of March.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(trap)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. setup
La policía le puso un cuatro a los criminales.The police organized a setup for the criminals.
4. (musical instrument)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. cuatro
Vimos a muchos hombres tocando el cuatro en las calles de Caracas.We saw many men playing the cuatro on the streets of Caracas.
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