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"Doce" is an adjective which is often translated as "twelve", and "son las once" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's eleven o'clock". Learn more about the difference between "doce" and "son las once" below.
doce(
doh
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seh
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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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son las once(
sohn
 
lahs
 
ohn
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seh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it's eleven o'clock
Son las once. La reunión empieza dentro de media hora.It's eleven o'clock. The meeting will start in half an hour.
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