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"Diecisiete" is an adjective which is often translated as "seventeen", and "es la una" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's one o'clock". Learn more about the difference between "diecisiete" and "es la una" below.
diecisiete(
dyeh
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see
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syeh
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teh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. seventeen
Solo me quedan diecisiete dólares y un corte de pelo cuesta veinte.I only have seventeen dollars left and a haircut costs twenty.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. seventeen
Saqué todos los números de la lotería, excepto el diecisiete.I matched all the numbers drawn in the lottery except for seventeen.
b. seventeenth (in dates)
El diecisiete viajamos de Sevilla a Granada.We travel from Sevilla to Granada on the seventeenth.
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es la una(
ehs
 
lah
 
oo
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nah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it's one o'clock
Es la una de la mañana. ¡Ya duérmete!It's one o'clock in the morning. Go to sleep!
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