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"Es la una" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's one o'clock", and "diez" is an adjective which is often translated as "ten". Learn more about the difference between "es la una" and "diez" 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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diez(
dyehs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. ten
Solo había diez personas en la oficina hoy a causa de la nieve.There were only ten people in the office today because of the snow.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. ten
Ella lleva un diez en su camiseta en honor a su jugadora favorita.She wears a ten on her jersey in honor of her favorite player.
b. tenth (in dates)
Celebraremos mi cumpleaños el diez de enero.We'll celebrate my birthday on the tenth of January.
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