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There is a theory that is slightly mentioned in the answers (Andalucismo). I my opninion it's the simpliest and much more logical than the others. It's also explained in the thread linked by Adam Brown. This is the theory: in XVth century Spain, in the south (most Andalucía) people pronounced s, c and z as /s/. The people who wanted to go to America had to ...


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The correct form is veinti-. The Real Academia de la Lengua Española (Royal Achademy of Spanish Language), RAE, publishes this and more things on its web page. A list of numbers, where your answer is, is in: (numerales cardinales) http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?id=rqV8h362gD62vc21qB Which comes from: (numerales) ...


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Veintidós is by far the most common as that matches the pronunciation of (as far as I know) every single Spanish-speaker. It used to be acceptable to say veinte y dos and you'll probably see it still once in a while, but as of the 2002 DPD, they are considered antiquated and recommended to be avoided though not strictly incorrect.1 It's curious to note ...


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veintidós (22) is correct, veinte y dos is not. It is written in a single word (always) from dieciséis to veintinueve. http://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/spanish-numbers/



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