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Numbers bigger than ten are useful for telling the time, for example.
Can you see a pattern below?
once - eleven
doce - twelve
trece - thirteen
catorce - fourteen
quince - fifteen
That's right! They all end in -CE.
There's another pattern coming up from sixteen - nineteen. Can you work it out?
dieciséis - sixteen
diecisiete - seventeen
dieciocho - eighteen
diecinueve - nineteen
You're saying diez y seis - literally, 'ten and six' and so on. It's just written slightly differently so it's all one word - dieciséis.
veinte - twenty
Son las cinco y veinte. - It's twenty-past five.