sixty
sixty(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (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).
2. (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.
sixties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (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.
4. (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.
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sixty [ˈsɪkstɪ]
adjective
pronoun
sesenta
noun
(numeral) sesenta (m)
to be in one's sixties tener sesenta y tantos años; ser sesentón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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