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"Es la una" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's one o'clock", and "cuatro" is an adjective which is often translated as "four". Learn more about the difference between "es la una" and "cuatro" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. four
La bebé tiene cuatro meses.The baby is four months old.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. four
El cuatro es mi número favorito.Four is my favorite number.
b. fourth (in dates)
Mi cumpleaños es el cuatro de marzo.My birthday is the fourth of March.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. setup
La policía le puso un cuatro a los criminales.The police organized a setup for the criminals.
4. (musical instrument)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. cuatro
Vimos a muchos hombres tocando el cuatro en las calles de Caracas.We saw many men playing the cuatro on the streets of Caracas.
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