Quick answer
"One time" is an adverb which is often translated as "una vez", and "three times" is a phrase which is often translated as "tres veces". Learn more about the difference between "one time" and "three times" below.
one time(
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (once)
a. una vez
One time, I was riding my bike when I lost control and crashed into a tree.Una vez que iba montado en la bici, perdí control y choqué contra un árbol.
b. la vez
(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).
Do you remember that one time we camped in the desert?¿Te recuerdas de la vez que acampamos en el desierto?
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three times
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (on three occasions)
a. tres veces
You've asked me three times, and three times I've told you no.Me lo has pedido tres veces, y tres veces te he dicho que no.
2. (in a threefold degree)
a. el triple de
This book is three times longer than the other.Este libro es el triple de largo que el otro.
b. tres veces más
My new apartment has three times the space of where I used to live.Mi nuevo departamento tiene tres veces más espacio que el que tenía antes.
3. (mathematics)
a. tres por
All right, class, three times seven is equal to what?Veamos, alumnos, ¿tres por siete es igual a qué?
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