nine
nine(
nayn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. nueve
I have nine hours of travel ahead of me.Tengo nueve horas de viaje por delante.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (number)
a. el nueve
(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).
Nine is the winning number.El nueve es el número ganador.
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nine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el nueve
(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).
a nine-to-five jobun trabajo de oficina
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be dressed up to the ninesir de punta en blanco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a. nueve
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
nine times out of tenla mayoría de las veces
to have nine livestener siete vidas (como los gatos)
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nine [nain]
adjective
pronoun
nueve
nine-to-five job trabajo (m) de nueve a cinco; nine times out of ten casi siempre; en el noventa por ciento de los casos
a nine days' wonder una maravilla de un día
noun
(numeral) nueve (m)
to work nine to five trabajar (la) jornada completa
Not everybody wants to work nine to five I wanted more from life than working nine-to-five in the same job
to be dressed up to the nines (Britain) ir de punta en blanco
to get dressed up to the nines ponerse de punta en blanco
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