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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (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).
2. (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.
forties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (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?
4. (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.
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forty
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. cuarenta
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have forty winksecharse una siestecita
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forty [ˈfɔːtɪ]
adjective
pronoun
cuarenta
to have forty winks echar un sueñecito
noun
(numeral) cuarenta (m)
the forties (1940s) los años cuarenta; to be in one's forties tener más de cuarenta años; ser cuarentón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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