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"Treinta" is a noun which is often translated as "thirty", and "nueve" is an adjective which is often translated as "nine". Learn more about the difference between "treinta" and "nueve" below.
treinta(
treyn
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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. thirty (cardinal)
La cuenta fue de treinta dólares. The bill was for thirty dollars.
b. thirtieth (ordinal)
Mis padres celebraron su treinta aniversario de boda la semana pasada.My parents celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary last week.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. thirty
Diez por tres es igual a treinta. Ten times three is equal to thirty.
b. thirtieth (in dates)
El cumpleaños de mi padre es el treinta de noviembre.My father’s birthday is on the thirtieth of November.
3. (decade)
a. thirties
Mi familia se mudó de España a los Estados Unidos en los treinta.My family moved from Spain to the United States in the thirties.
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nueve(
nweh
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beh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. nine
Pudimos rescatar nueve cachorros hoy.We were able to rescue nine puppies today.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. nine
El nueve en la portada del libro representa la edición.The nine on the cover of the book represents the edition.
b. ninth (in dates)
El nueve del mes que viene es mi cumpleaños.The ninth of next month is my birthday.
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