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"Fifties" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los años cincuenta", and "seventies" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los años setenta". Learn more about the difference between "fifties" and "seventies" below.
fifties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (decade)
a. los años cincuenta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What important events happened during the fifties?¿Cuáles eventos importantes tuvieron lugar durante los años cincuenta?
2. (approximate age)
a. cincuenta y pico
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My dad is in his fifties, but he looks younger. Mi papá tiene cincuenta y pico, pero se ve más joven.
b. cincuenta y tantos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
How old is your Spanish teacher? - I think she's in her fifties.¿Qué edad tiene tu profesora de español? - Creo que tiene cincuenta y tantos.
fifty
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (number)
a. cincuenta
There are fifty houses in our neighborhood.Hay cincuenta casas en nuestro vecindario.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (number)
a. el cincuenta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ten times five is fifty.Diez veces cinco son cincuenta.
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seventies
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (decade)
a. los años setenta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Led Zeppelin became one of the biggest bands in the world in the seventies.Led Zeppelin se convirtió en una de las bandas más importantes del mundo en los años setenta.
2. (approximate age)
a. setenta y pico (colloquial)
I can't believe you're in your seventies. You look really young!No puedo creer que tengas setenta y pico. ¡Te ves muy joven!
seventy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (number)
a. setenta
My grandmother is seventy years old, but she looks way younger.Mi abuela tiene setenta años, pero parece mucho más joven.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (number)
a. el setenta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Seventy multiplied by seven is four hundred and ninety.Setenta multiplicado por siete es cuatrocientos noventa.
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