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"Diez" is an adjective which is often translated as "ten", and "son las cinco" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's five o'clock". Learn more about the difference between "diez" and "son las cinco" 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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son las cinco(
sohn
 
lahs
 
seeng
-
koh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it's five o'clock
Son las cinco y la película no empieza hasta las seis. ¿Nos vamos a tomar un café?It's five o'clock and the movie doesn't start until six o'clock. Shall we go for a coffee?
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