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"Un" is an indefinite article which is often translated as "a", and "persona" is a noun which is often translated as "person". Learn more about the difference between "un" and "persona" 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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persona(
pehr
-
soh
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (individual)
a. person
Había cientos de personas en el concierto.There were hundreds of people at the concert.
Solo damos una bebida por persona.We're only giving out one drink per person.
2. (law)
a. entity
Una empresa legalmente constituida es una persona jurídica.A lawfully established enterprise is a legal entity.
3. (grammar)
a. person
Nunca se debe escribir un ensayo profesional en primera persona.One should never write a professional essay in the first person.
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