Quick answer
"Fifties" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los años cincuenta", and "sixties" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los años sesenta". Learn more about the difference between "fifties" and "sixties" 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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sixties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (decade)
a. los años sesenta
(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).
The sixties were a time of great cultural upheaval.Los años sesenta fueron un tiempo de gran agitación cultural.
2. (approximate age)
a. sesenta y pico (colloquial)
My neighbor is in her sixties, but she runs faster than I do. Mi vecina tiene sesenta y pico, pero corre más rápido que yo.
sixty
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (number)
a. sesenta
She was sixty years old when she decided to retire.Tenía sesenta años cuando decidió jubilarse.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (number)
a. el sesenta
(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).
Sixty is an even number.El sesenta es un número par.
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