veintiuno

USAGE NOTE
When used as an adjective, "veintiuno" becomes "veintiún" before masculine nouns and feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound.
veintiuno(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (number)
a. twenty-one
Solo faltan veintiún días para que salgamos de vacaciones.There are only twenty-one days left until we go on vacation.
Vinieron veintiuna personas a mi cena de cumpleaños.Twenty-one people came to my birthday dinner.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (number)
a. twenty-one
El ganador de la rifa es el boleto en el que aparece el veintiuno.The winner of the raffle is the ticket with twenty-one on it.
b. twenty-first (in dates)
El solsticio de verano es el veintiuno de junio.The summer solstice is the twenty-first of June.
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veintiuno, -a
noun
1. twenty-one ; ver también seis
Veintiún is used instead of veintiuno before masculine nouns (e.g. veintiún hombres twenty-one men).
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