thirty
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thirty(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. treinta
I was born thirty years ago.Nací hace treinta años.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (number)
a. el treinta
(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).
Thirty is my favorite number.El treinta es mi número favorito.
3. (used to express time)
a. y media
What's the time? - It's two thirty.¿Qué hora es? - Son las dos y media.
thirties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (decade)
a. los años treinta
(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).
My grandfather was born in the thirties.Mi abuelo nació en los años treinta.
5. (approximate age)
a. treinta y pico (colloquial)
When she was in her thirties she moved to France. Cuando tenía treinta y pico se mudó a Francia.
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thirty [ˈθɜːtɪ]
adjective
pronoun
treinta
noun
(numeral) treinta (m)
the thirties (1930s) los años treinta; to be in one's thirties tener treinta y tantos años
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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