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"Once" is an adverb which is often translated as "una vez", and "twice" is an adverb which is often translated as "dos veces". Learn more about the difference between "once" and "twice" below.
once(
wuhns
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (on one occasion)
a. una vez
I go running only once a week.Salgo a correr solo una vez a la semana.
2. (formerly)
a. antes
I once knew how to play the piano, but I've forgotten almost everything.Antes sabía tocar el piano, pero lo he olvidado casi todo.
b. en otro tiempo
This church was once a mosque.Esta iglesia fue en otro tiempo una mezquita.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
3. (when)
a. una vez que
He fell exhausted to the ground once he crossed the finish line.Cayó exhausto al suelo una vez que cruzó la meta.
b. una vez
Once outside I felt better.Una vez fuera me sentí mejor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (one occasion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I decided to agree to it this once.Decidí permitirlo solo por esta vez.
I only saw him the once.Solo lo vi una vez.
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twice(
tways
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (two times)
a. dos veces
He had to go to the store twice, because he forgot the milk the first time.Tuvo que ir a la tienda dos veces, porque se le olvidó la leche la primera vez.
2. (double the amount)
a. el doble
(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).
You make twice as much money as I do. You pay for dinner.Ganas el doble de lo que gano yo. Tú paga la cena.
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