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veintena

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veintena(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (set of twenty)
a. twenty
Una veintena de guardaespaldas escoltaba al presidente.The president was escorted by twenty bodyguards.
b. about twenty (approximately)
Cuando llegué, había una veintena de personas en la sala.When I arrived, there were about twenty people in the room.
c. score
Pasó casi una veintena de años hasta que regresó hasta su viejo pueblo.Nearly a score of years passed before he returned to his old hometown.
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veintena
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. twenty
andará por la veintenahe must be about twenty
una veintena de…about twenty…
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veintena
una veintena about twenty
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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