Usage note
When used as an adjective, "veintiuno" becomes "veintiún" before masculine nouns and feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. veintiuno
In exactly twenty-one days, I will be on vacation in San Francisco.En exactamente veintiún días, estaré de vacaciones en San Francisco.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (number)
a. el veintiuno
(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).
Close your eyes, count to twenty-one, and come find us.Cierra los ojos, cuenta hasta veintiuno y ven a buscarnos.
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twenty one
1. veintiuno (m)
2. veintiuno(a) ; veintiún (before masculine singular noun)
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