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"Doce" is an adjective which is often translated as "twelve", and "veinte" is an adjective which is often translated as "twenty". Learn more about the difference between "doce" and "veinte" below.
doce(
doh
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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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veinte(
beyn
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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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