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"One" is an adjective which is often translated as "un", and "other" is an adjective which is often translated as "otro". Learn more about the difference between "one" and "other" 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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other(
uh
-
thuhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (alternative)
a. otro
There have to be other choices for us.Tiene que haber otras opciones para nosotros.
2. (remaining)
a. otro
The other rooms are occupied.Las otras habitaciones están ocupadas.
b. demás
Can you take the other children with you in the car?¿Puedes llevarte a los demás niños contigo en el coche?
3. (additional)
a. más
We still need one other egg to make the cake.Todavía necesitamos un huevo más para hacer el pastel.
b. otro
You have to complete two other tests.Tienes que hacer otros dos exámenes.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
4. (alternative)
a. otro (masculine)
I missed the bus and there's no other until tomorrow.Perdí el autobús y no hay otro hasta mañana.
b. otra (feminine)
When some doors close, others will open.Si algunas puertas se cierran, otras se abrirán.
5. (remaining)
a. otro (masculine)
I brought one of the DVDs, but left the other at home.Traje uno de los DVD, pero me dejé el otro en casa.
b. otra (feminine)
One of my sisters lives here. The other lives in New York.Una de mis hermanas vive aquí. La otra vive en Nueva York.
c. demás (plural)
Some chairs are in the garden and the others are in the kitchen.Algunas sillas están en el jardín y las demás en la cocina.
6. (additional)
a. más
I visited two patients and have yet to visit one other.He visitado a dos pacientes y me queda uno más por visitar.
b. otro (masculine)
I have to write two reports and then rewrite three others.Tengo que escribir dos informes y reescribir otros tres.
c. otra (feminine)
I've got two skirts but would like to buy one other for the party.Tengo dos faldas pero me gustaría comprar otra para la fiesta.
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