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"What is that?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Qué es eso?", and "one" is an adjective which is often translated as "un". Learn more about the difference between "What is that?" and "one" below.
What is that?(
wuhd
 
ihz
 
thaht
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. ¿Qué es eso?
"What is that?" she asked, pointing to a flashing light on the control panel."¿Qué es eso?" preguntó, señalando una luz intermitente en el tablero de control.
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one(
wuhn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. un
I'm taking one class this semester.Estoy tomando una clase este semestre.
My nephew is one year old.Mi sobrino tiene un año.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (number)
a. el uno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
One is the loneliest number that you've ever seen.Uno es el número más solitario que has visto.
3. (with ages and times)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Charlie's one on Tuesday.Charlie cumple un año el martes.
Let's meet at one.Nos vemos a la una.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
4. (related to a previously mentioned thing or person)
a. el uno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la una
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll have a beer if you're having one.Yo me tomo una cerveza si tú tomas una.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's the one I told you about the other day.Ese es el de quien te hablé el otro día.
I think I'll take the yellow one.Creo que me llevo la amarilla.
c. el único
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la única
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I knew from the start James was the one for me.Supe desde el principio que James era el único para mí.
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