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"Diez" is an adjective which is often translated as "ten", and "siete" is an adjective which is often translated as "seven". Learn more about the difference between "diez" and "siete" 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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siete(
syeh
-
teh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. seven
Siete caballos blancos tiraban del carruaje del rey.The king's carriage was pulled by seven white horses.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. seven
Hoy aprendimos la tabla del siete en la clase de matemática.We learned the seven-times table in math class today.
b. seventh (in dates)
El siete de diciembre es mi cumpleaños.My birthday is the seventh of December.
3. (rip)
a. tear
Se hizo un siete en los vaqueros al saltar una alambrada.He made a tear in his jeans when he jumped over a wire fence.
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