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"Es la una" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's one o'clock", and "ahora" is an adverb which is often translated as "now". Learn more about the difference between "es la una" and "ahora" below.
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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ahora(
ah
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oh
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rah
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (the present moment)
a. now
Ahora es mi turno y luego será el tuyo.Now it's my turn and then it'll be yours.
2. (very soon)
a. in a minute
Ahora entro.I'll come in in a minute.
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