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"Diez" is an adjective which is often translated as "ten", and "noche" is a noun which is often translated as "night". Learn more about the difference between "diez" and "noche" below.
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 feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (time of day)
a. night
No dormí en toda la noche.I didn't sleep all night.
b. evening
¿Quieres cenar conmigo esta noche?Do you want to have dinner with me this evening?
2. (darkness)
a. nightfall
Los murciélagos salen al caer la noche.Bats come out at nightfall.
b. dark
Debes volver antes de que sea noche.You'd better be back before dark.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
a. sadness
Cayeron en una noche profunda después de perder a su hijo en la guerra.They fell into deep sadness after losing their son in the war.
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