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"Dos" is an adjective which is often translated as "two", and "tres" is an adjective which is often translated as "three". Learn more about the difference between "dos" and "tres" 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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tres(
trehs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. three
Compré tres libros nuevos en la librería.I bought three new books at the bookstore.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. three
El tres es mi número de la suerte cuando juego en los casinos.Three is my lucky number when I gamble in casinos.
b. third (in dates)
Hoy estamos a tres de diciembre. ¡Cómo pasa el tiempo!Today is the third of December. Time sure does fly!
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