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"Sesenta" is an adjective which is often translated as "sixty", and "siete" is an adjective which is often translated as "seven". Learn more about the difference between "sesenta" and "siete" below.
sesenta(
seh
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sehn
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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. sixty
La ciudad está a unos sesenta kilómetros de aquí.The city is about sixty kilometers from here.
b. sixtieth (ordinal)
Hoy, la pareja feliz celebra su sesenta aniversario de bodas.Today, the happy couple celebrates their sixtieth wedding anniversary.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. sixty
Sesenta es un número par.Sixty is an even number.
3. (decade)
a. sixties
El pueblo creció rápidamente durante los sesenta.The town grew rapidly during the sixties.
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siete(
syeh
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teh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. seven
Siete caballos blancos tiraban del carruaje del rey.The king's carriage was pulled by seven white horses.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. seven
Hoy aprendimos la tabla del siete en la clase de matemática.We learned the seven-times table in math class today.
b. seventh (in dates)
El siete de diciembre es mi cumpleaños.My birthday is the seventh of December.
3. (rip)
a. tear
Se hizo un siete en los vaqueros al saltar una alambrada.He made a tear in his jeans when he jumped over a wire fence.
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