Decades in Spanish
The most common way to talk about decades in Spanish is to use the article "los". Have a look at the following examples:
The masculine article "los" is always used because it refers to "años" (years). You can also choose to include the the word años:
You may also use the Spanish word decada if you use the whole phrase: in the decade of the ...
A very common error for English speakers is to express the decade as a plural because the plural form is used in English, e.g. in the fifties, in the nineties. However, the plural form is incorrect in Spanish e.g en los cincuentas, en los noventas.
Remember decades are always singular in Spanish:
En los cuarenta (correct)
En los cuarentas (incorrect)
You can also write the decade in digits:
Decades can also be used with other prepositions like desde, hasta or por:
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