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"Treinta" is a noun which is often translated as "thirty", and "siete" is an adjective which is often translated as "seven". Learn more about the difference between "treinta" and "siete" 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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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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