An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
a. sixth
Es el sexto caso de varicela que vemos en este mes.This is the sixth case of chickenpox that we see this month.
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. sixth
La corredora keniana fue la sexta en cruzar la meta.The Kenyan runner was sixth at the finishing line.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (fraction)
a. sixth
A cada uno le corresponde un sexto de la tarta.Each one gets a sixth of the cake.
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. sixth
Y por sexto, que no se te olvide darle de comer al perro.And sixth, don't forget to feed the dog.
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Juan sexto John the sixth; en el sexto piso on the sixth floor; en sexto lugar in sixth place; sixth; vigésimo sexto twenty-sixth; una sexta parte a sixth
(parte) sixth
dos sextos two sixths
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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