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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. tenth
Por décima vez, no puedes ir a ninguna parte.For the tenth time, you can't go anywhere.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (ordinal number)
a. tenth
Su nota fue la décima mejor de la clase.His grade was the tenth best in the class.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (fraction)
a. tenth
Un décimo de estos niños tienen teléfono móvil.One-tenth of these children have a cell phone.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (in a series)
a. tenth
Décimo, enjuaga bien con agua caliente.Tenth, rinse well with hot water.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fracción)
a. tenth
2. (en lotería)
a. ticket giving a tenth share in a number entered in the Spanish “Lotería Nacional”
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1 (Matemáticas) tenth
2 (also décimo de lotería) lottery ticket
note See culture box in entry lotería.note See culture box in entry gordo.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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