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"Doce" is an adjective which is often translated as "twelve", and "setenta y cuatro" is an adjective which is often translated as "seventy-four". Learn more about the difference between "doce" and "setenta y cuatro" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. twelve
Necesito mínimo doce horas de sueño.I need a minimum of twelve hours of sleep.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. twelve
El doce es un número par.Twelve is an even number.
b. twelfth (in dates)
Recuerden que el examen final es el doce de mayo.Remember that the final exam is on the twelfth of May.
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setenta y cuatro
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. seventy-four (cardinal)
Los setenta y cuatro pasajeros que resultaron heridos ya están fuera de peligro.The seventy-four passengers who were injured are out of danger now.
b. seventy-fourth (ordinal)
El participante setenta y cuatro impresionó al jurado con su audición.The seventy-fourth contestant impressed the jury with his audition.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. seventy-four
Está un poco borroso, pero creo que es un setenta y cuatro.It's a bit blurry, but I think it's a seventy-four.
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