cuarenta

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cuarenta(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (number)
a. forty (cardinal)
La montaña está a cuarenta millas de aquí.The mountain is forty miles from here.
b. fortieth (ordinal)
Celebraron su cuarenta aniversario de boda.They celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (number)
a. forty
Diez por cuatro es igual a cuarenta.Ten times four is equal to forty.
3. (decade)
a. forties
La última vez que un proyecto de infraestructura se completó en la ciudad fue en los años cuarenta.The last time a major infrastructure project was completed in the city was in the forties.
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cuarenta
adjective
pronoun
(gen) forty; (cuadragésimo) fortieth
los (años) cuarenta the forties; los cuarenta rugientes the Roaring Forties; "Los cuarenta principales" (Rad) (TV) "the Top Forty" Spanish hit parade; (Spanish hit parade)
cantar las cuarenta (Naipes) to have the king and queen of trumps
cantar las cuarenta a algn to tell sb a few home truths; tell sb a thing or two
esas son otras cuarenta (Arg) (Perú) that's a different story
hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo ne'er cast a clout till May be out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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