Does the un/una variation apply everywhere

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Does the un/una variation apply everywhere

Hello, excellent lesson.  We know that "un/una" changes with gender.  Is this true of every number that ends with "un/una"?

Ex:

Vientiún estudiantes, veintiuna camas

Ciento un aguacates, ciento una botellas

Thanks.

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Marcos

Yes, exactly! 

When a number ending in "one" (un) precedes a masculine plural noun you need "un" and if it is a feminine plural noun you need "una"

treinta y un niños

treinta y una niñas

cincuenta y un pájaros

cincuenta y una vacas

When it's followed by "mil" (thousand) it admits both with feminine plural nouns though:

ciento veintiún mil vacas

ciento veintiuna mil vacas

121,000 cows

Saludos

Inma

Does the un/una variation apply everywhere

Hello, excellent lesson.  We know that "un/una" changes with gender.  Is this true of every number that ends with "un/una"?

Ex:

Vientiún estudiantes, veintiuna camas

Ciento un aguacates, ciento una botellas

Thanks.

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