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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (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).
2. (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.
fifties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (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?
4. (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.
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fifty [ˈfɪftɪ]
adjective
pronoun
cincuenta
about fifty people/cars alrededor de cincuenta personas/coches; he'll be fifty (years old) this year cumple or va a cumplir cincuenta este año
noun
(numeral) cincuenta (m)
the fifties (1950s) los años cincuenta; to be in one's fifties andar por los cincuenta; the temperature was in the fifties hacía más de cincuenta grados; to do fifty (miles per hour) (Aut) ir a cincuenta (millas por hora)
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