eighty
Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in senses like that shown in 3a).
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. ochenta
The journey time is eighty minutes.El tiempo de viaje es ochenta minutos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (number)
a. el ochenta
(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).
Eighty plus twenty equals a hundred.Ochenta más veinte da cien.
eighties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (decade)
a. los años ochenta
(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).
He still wears the fashions of the eighties.Todavía se viste a la moda de los años ochenta.
4. (approximate age)
a. ochenta y pico
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
When my grandfather was in his eighties, he decided to take swimming classes. Cuando mi abuelo tenía ochenta y pico, decidió tomar clases de natación.
b. ochenta y tantos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My grandmother was in her eighties when she finally retired.Mi abuela tenía ochenta y tantos cuando por fin se jubiló.
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eighty
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el ochenta
(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).
eighty-oneochenta y uno(a)
he was doing eighty (miles an hour)iba a unos ciento treinta (kilómetros por hora)
in the eightiesen los (años) ochenta
to be in one's eightiestener ochenta y tantos años
the temperature was in the eightieshacía alrededor de 30 grados
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. ochenta
about eighty cars/passengersunos ochenta coches/pasajeros
eighty per cent of the staffel ochenta por ciento del personal
she's about eighty (years old)tiene unos ochenta años
he will be eighty tomorrowmañana cumple ochenta años
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eighty [ˈeɪtɪ]
adjective
pronoun
ochenta
she's eighty (years old) tiene ochenta años
noun
ochenta (m)
the eighties los años ochenta; to be in one's eighties tener más de ochenta años
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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