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"One" is an adjective which is often translated as "un", and "another" is an adjective which is often translated as "otro". Learn more about the difference between "one" and "another" below.
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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another(
uh
-
nuh
-
thuhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (additional)
a. otro
Can I get another coffee, please?¿Me da otro café, por favor?
2. (different)
a. otro
Can we meet on another day?¿Podemos vernos otro día?
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (an additional one)
a. otro (masculine)
The rolls are great, but I don't want another.Los panes son ricos, pero no quiero otro.
b. otra (feminine)
I love these popsicles. Can I have another?Me encantan estas paletas. ¿Puedo tomar otra?
c. otro más (masculine)
I already gave the dog three treats, but she wants another.Ya le di a la perra tres golosinas pero quiere otra más.
d. otra más (feminine)
What a yummy cookie! - Do you want another?¡Qué galleta ran rica! - ¿Quieres otra más?
4. (a different one)
a. otro (masculine)
My pencil just broke. Could you give me another?Mi lápiz acaba de romperse. ¿Podrías darme otro?
b. otra (feminine)
This skirt is really small. Do you have another?Esta falda es muy chica. ¿Tienes otra?
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