In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fiftyen los (años) cincuenta — in the fifties
- la década de los cincuenta — the fifties
- tiene unos cincuenta años — she's about 50 years old
- cincuenta y tantos/pico — fifty-odd
- había unas cincuenta personas — there were about 50 people there
- cincuenta y cinco — fifty-five
- ciento cincuenta — a hundred and fifty
- el número/la página cincuenta — number/page fifty
- el cincuenta aniversario de su muerte — the fiftieth anniversary of his death
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