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"In a row" is a phrase which is often translated as "en fila", and "at a time" is a phrase which is often translated as "a la vez". Learn more about the difference between "in a row" and "at a time" below.
in a row(
ihn
 
ey
 
ro
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in a line)
a. en fila
Class, I need you all to stand against the wall in a row.Clase, necesito que se paren contra la pared en fila.
b. en línea
He organized the paperclips on his desk in a row.Organizó los sujetapapeles en su escritorio en línea.
2. (one after another)
a. seguidos
I woke up late three days in a row.Me desperté tarde tres días seguidos.
b. consecutivos
I scored three goals in a row before the referee found out that I was cheating.Metí tres goles consecutivos antes que el árbitro se enteró de que hacía trampa.
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at a time(
aht
 
uh
 
taym
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (at a single time)
a. a la vez
On Halloween, I go crazy and eat two candy bars at a time.La Noche de Brujas, me vuelvo loco y me como dos barras de caramelo a la vez.
2. (without stopping)
a. seguidos
Amy is so sad. She cries for hours at a time.Amy está muy triste. Llora por horas seguidas.
Sometimes musicians have to travel for months at a time.A veces, los músicos tienen que viajar por meses seguidos.
b. a la vez
On the weekends, I sleep for ten hours at a time.Los fines de semana, duermo diez horas a la vez.
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