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"Between" is a preposition which is often translated as "entre", and "a" is an indefinite article which is often translated as "un". Learn more about the difference between "between" and "a" below.
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (in time)
a. entre
I expect them to get in between noon and 1 pm.Los espero entre las doce y la 1 pm.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If you use a coupon at our store between now and Thursday, you'll get 20% off your entire order.Si usa su cupón en nuestra tienda de aquí al jueves obtendrá un 20% de descuento en todo el pedido.
The restaurant was temporarily closed between July 1 and July 30.El restaurante estuvo cerrado temporalmente del 1 al 30 de julio.
2. (in the spatial middle of)
a. entre
Bixby Bridge is between Carmel-By-The-Sea and Big Sur, on Highway 1.Bixby Bridge está entre Carmel-By-The-Sea y Big Sur, sobre la ruta 1.
3. (from one point to another)
a. entre
The Tren Patagónico runs between Viedma and San Carlos de Bariloche.El Tren Patagónico corre entre Viedma y San Carlos de Bariloche.
4. (in the numerical middle of)
a. entre
He must have spent between $30,000 and $40,000 on his new car.Ha de haber gastado entre $30,000 y $40,000 en su carro nuevo.
5. (either one or the other)
a. entre
You can't have both, you have to choose between the chocolate bar or the ice cream.No puedes comerte los dos, tienes que elegir entre el chocolate y el helado.
6. (shared by)
a. entre
Let's split the bill between all of us.Compartamos la cuenta entre todos.
7. (jointly)
a. entre
Talks are underway between the three countries to find a solution to the crisis.Están en marcha conversaciones entre los tres países para encontrar una solución a la crisis.
8. (taking the combined effect)
a. entre
Between work and study, she has no time left for outdoor activities.Entre el trabajo y el estudio, no le queda tiempo para actividades al aire libre.
9. (restricted to)
a. entre
Between you and me, I don't think she's the right girl for him.Entre tú y yo, no me parece la chica adecuada para él.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10. (in an intermediate place or state)
a. en medio
There are two armchairs with a window between.Hay dos sillones con una ventana en medio.
b. entremedio
Either you are his friend or his foe, there's nothing between.O eres su amigo o su enemigo, no hay nada entremedio.
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a(
ey
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An indefinite article is a word that indicates that a noun is not specific (e.g. a girl).
1. (singular article)
a. un (masculine)
Give me a pencil.Dame un lápiz.
b. una (feminine)
Can I have an apple?¿Me das una manzana?
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2. (per)
a. por
I am paid $85 a day.Me pagan $85 por día.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (letter)
a. la a
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My name starts with an A.Mi nombre empieza con una A.
4. (grade)
a. el sobresaliente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I got an A on all my exams.Saqué sobresaliente en todos los exámenes.
5. (music)
a. el la
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Juan played an improvisation in A minor.Juan improvisó en la menor.
b. la A
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you sing an A, please?¿Puedes cantar una A, por favor?
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