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dedo - masculine noun (el) - finger, toe. Look up dedo in the dictionary

Tenemos diez dedos en las manos y diez dedos en los pies.
We have ten fingers on our hands and ten toes on our feet.
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Old January 06, 2009, 05:26 AM
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People keep telling me that we have 8 fingers, because thumbs aren't fingers. Is that true? I don't think so.
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Old January 06, 2009, 11:34 AM
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People keep telling me that we have 8 fingers, because thumbs aren't fingers. Is that true? I don't think so.
Wouldn't know what to say... But most of my students have 20 fingers... or so they say... ( I have to admit it's my fault, I like tricking them and as you know in Spanish there is only one translation for both finger and toe)
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Old January 06, 2009, 11:43 AM
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It depends on the context. If you're comparing fingers and thumbs, then thumbs aren't fingers. If you're comparing fingers and toes, then thumbs are fingers too. Ask anyone how many fingers and how many toes they have, and they will answer 10 and 10. Technically, they're all phalanges anyway.
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oh ok and toes can be los dedos del pie (of one foot)
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That's correct. Los dedos del pie son toes en inglés. You don't have to say del pie if it's understood you're talking about the feet.
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How do you pronounce this word? Do the d's sound more like the English 'th' or do they make the hard d sound?
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Old January 06, 2009, 04:11 PM
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I think it's the hard d sound.
I don't know.
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