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"Doce" is an adjective which is often translated as "twelve", and "siete" is an adjective which is often translated as "seven". Learn more about the difference between "doce" and "siete" below.
doce(
doh
-
seh
)
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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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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