Spanish Lesson: Abbreviations for Ordinal Numbers

Just as in English we might use a spelling such as “5th” for “fifth,” Spanish speakers often abbreviate ordinal numbers using the numerals themselves. A big difference in Spanish is that the abbreviations vary with gender. :woman_red_haired: :person_red_hair:

For example, octavo (eighth) is written as 8o if it’s masculine and 8a if it’s feminine. Such forms aren’t common for numbers above 10. Note that in masculine forms a superscripted zero is used rather than a degree symbol.

Have you seen these words before? Have you had trouble understanding them? :nerd_face: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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