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"Diez" is an adjective which is often translated as "ten", and "ocho" is an adjective which is often translated as "eight". Learn more about the difference between "diez" and "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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ocho(
oh
-
choh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. eight
Solo tengo ocho dólares.I only have eight dollars.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. eight
El ocho es el número de Saturno.Eight is the number of Saturn.
b. eighth (in dates)
Mi cumpleaños es el ocho de mayo.My birthday is on May eighth.
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