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"Araña" is a noun which is often translated as "spider", and "un" is an indefinite article which is often translated as "a". Learn more about the difference between "araña" and "un" below.
araña(
ah
-
rah
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nyah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. spider
Una araña me picó mientras dormía.A spider bit me while I was asleep.
2. (lamp)
a. chandelier
El hotel contaba con una gran araña con velas prendidas.The hotel had a large chandelier with lit candles.
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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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