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"Doceavo" is an adjective which is often translated as "twelfth", and "undécimo" is an adjective which is often translated as "eleventh". Learn more about the difference between "doceavo" and "undécimo" below.
doceavo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. twelfth
Con este último éxito, la actriz recibe su doceavo premio.With this latest success, the actress wins her twelfth award.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (fraction)
a. twelfth
Una onza troy es igual a un doceavo de libra.A troy ounce is equivalent to one twelfth of a pound.
3. (format)
a. duodecimo
La editorial decidió publicar la serie de novelas en doceavo.The publisher decided to publish the series of novels in duodecimo.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4. (ordinal number)
a. twelfth
La doceava en llegar al final fue Sonia.Sonia was the twelfth to make it to the finish line.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (in a series)
a. twelfth
Y doceavo, apaguen las luces al salir del edificio.And twelfth, switch off the lights when leaving the building.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. eleventh
Hoy estamos celebrando nuestro undécimo aniversario de matrimonio.Today we are celebrating our eleventh wedding anniversary.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (ordinal number)
a. eleventh
Paula fue la undécima en cruzar la meta.Paula was the eleventh to cross the finish line.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (in a series)
a. eleventh
Undécimo, asegure el armario a la pared con los ganchos incluidos en la caja.Eleventh, fasten the closet to the wall with the hooks included in the box.
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