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"Cincuenta" is an adjective which is often translated as "fifty", and "cuatro" is an adjective which is often translated as "four". Learn more about the difference between "cincuenta" and "cuatro" below.
cincuenta(
seeng
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kwehn
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tah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. fifty
Hay más o menos cincuenta casas en el barrio.There are more or less fifty houses in the neighborhood.
b. fiftieth (ordinal)
Hoy es el cincuenta aniversario del terremoto que destruyó la ciudad.Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed the city.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. fifty
El número escrito en la pizarra es cincuenta.The number written on the chalkboard is fifty.
3. (decade)
a. fifties
Mis padres nacieron en los cincuenta.My parents were born in the fifties.
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cuatro(
kwah
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troh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. four
La bebé tiene cuatro meses.The baby is four months old.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. four
El cuatro es mi número favorito.Four is my favorite number.
b. fourth (in dates)
Mi cumpleaños es el cuatro de marzo.My birthday is the fourth of March.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(trap)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. setup
La policía le puso un cuatro a los criminales.The police organized a setup for the criminals.
4. (musical instrument)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. cuatro
Vimos a muchos hombres tocando el cuatro en las calles de Caracas.We saw many men playing the cuatro on the streets of Caracas.
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