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"Un" is an indefinite article which is often translated as "a", and "setenta" is an adjective which is often translated as "seventy". Learn more about the difference between "un" and "setenta" below.
un(
oon
)
An indefinite article is a word that indicates that a noun is not specific (e.g. a girl).
1. (singular)
a. a
Había un coche estacionado en la puerta.There was a car parked at the gate.
b. an (before vowel sound)
Tienen una vieja cámara que todavía funciona.They have an old camera which is still working.
2. (plural)
a. some
Compré unos libros muy interesantes.I bought some very interesting books.
Conseguí unas manzanas deliciosas en el mercado.I got some delicious apples at the market.
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setenta(
seh
-
tehn
-
tah
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. seventy
Hay setenta personas en nuestra pequeña fiesta.There are seventy people at our little party.
b. seventieth (ordinal)
La tienda festejará el setenta aniversario de su apertura el próximo año.The store will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of its opening next year.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. seventy
Sesenta más diez es igual a setenta.Sixty plus ten equals seventy.
3. (decade)
a. seventies
Mi música favorita es la de los setenta.Seventies music is my favorite.
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