Quick answer
"Forties" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los años cuarenta", and "sixties" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los años sesenta". Learn more about the difference between "forties" and "sixties" below.
forties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (decade)
a. los años cuarenta
(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).
World War II ended in the forties, right?La Segunda Guerra Mundial terminó en los años cuarenta, ¿no?
2. (approximate age)
a. cuarenta y pico (colloquial)
How old do you think Mrs. Smith is? - I think she's in her forties. ¿Cuántos años le calculas a la Sra. Smith? - Creo que tiene cuarenta y pico.
forty
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (number)
a. cuarenta
Bring a box with forty slots, or two boxes with twenty slots each.Trae una caja con cuarenta ranuras o dos cajas con veinte ranuras cada una.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (number)
a. el cuarenta
(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).
La raíz cuadrada de mil seiscientos es cuarenta.The square root of sixteen hundred is forty.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS