Quick answer
"Dos" is an adjective which is often translated as "two", and "son las ocho" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's eight o'clock". Learn more about the difference between "dos" and "son las ocho" below.
dos(
dohs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. two
Tenemos dos hijos.We have two children.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. two
El dos es mi número de la suerte.Two is my lucky number.
b. second (in dates)
Loli cumple años el dos de agosto.Loli's birthday is on the second of August.
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son las ocho(
sohn
 
lahs
 
oh
-
choh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (time of day)
a. it's eight o'clock
Son las ocho, Rafael. Levántate ya, que hay que ir a la escuela.It's eight o'clock, Rafael. Get up now. You have to go to school.
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