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"Diez" is an adjective which is often translated as "ten", and "veinte" is an adjective which is often translated as "twenty". Learn more about the difference between "diez" and "veinte" 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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veinte(
beyn
-
teh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. twenty
Tiene veinte canicas dentro de la bolsa.He has twenty marbles inside his bag.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. twenty
Diez por dos son veinte.Ten times two is twenty.
b. twentieth (in dates)
El veinte del mes que viene me voy a España.I'm going to Spain on the twentieth of next month.
3. (decade)
a. twenties
¿Te imaginas cómo habrá sido vivir en Paris en los veinte?Can you imagine what it would have been like to have lived in Paris in the twenties?
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