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"Un" is an indefinite article which is often translated as "a", and "estudiante" is a noun which is often translated as "student". Learn more about the difference between "un" and "estudiante" below.
un(
oon
)
An indefinite article is a word that indicates that a noun is not specific (e.g. a girl).
1. (singular)
a. a
Había un coche estacionado en la puerta.There was a car parked at the gate.
b. an (before vowel sound)
Tienen una vieja cámara que todavía funciona.They have an old camera which is still working.
2. (plural)
a. some
Compré unos libros muy interesantes.I bought some very interesting books.
Conseguí unas manzanas deliciosas en el mercado.I got some delicious apples at the market.
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el estudiante, la estudiante(
ehs
-
too
-
dyahn
-
teh
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (general)
a. student
Mi hermana es estudiante en la Universidad de Columbia.My sister is a student at Columbia University.
b. pupil (at primary or secondary school)
Hermione es la mejor estudiante de la clase.Hermione's the best pupil in the class.
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