ninety
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. noventa
There are ninety minutes in a soccer match.Hay noventa minutos en un partido de fútbol.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (number)
a. el noventa
(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).
Fifteen times six is ninety.Quince por seis es igual a noventa.
nineties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (decade)
a. los años noventa
(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).
Nirvana was one of the most popular bands in the world in the nineties. Nirvana fue una de las bandas más populares del mundo en los años noventa.
4. (approximate age)
a. noventa y pico
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My grandmother is in her nineties and still loves to knit.Mi abuela tiene noventa y pico, y todavía le encanta tejer.
b. noventa y tantos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The women in my family live into their nineties.Las mujeres de mi familia viven hasta los noventa y tantos.
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ninety
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el noventa
(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. noventa
ninety nine times out of a hundredel noventa y nueve por ciento de las veces
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ninety [ˈnaɪntɪ]
adjective
pronoun
noventa
noun
(numeral) noventa (m)
the nineties los años noventa; to be in one's nineties tener más de noventa años; ser un noventón/una noventona; temperatures were in the nineties las temperaturas superaban los treinta grados centígrados
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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