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"Una vez" is a phrase which is often translated as "once", and "obtener" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to get". Learn more about the difference between "una vez" and "obtener" below.
una vez(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (one occasion)
a. once
Conozco a María porque coincidimos una vez en una fiesta.I know Maria because we once met at a party.
b. one time
Solo he ido a ese restaurante una vez desde que me mudé.I've only been to that restaurant one time since I moved.
2. (when)
a. once
Una vez finalizada la tarea, cierra el entorno de programación.Once the task is finished, close the programming environment.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to acquire possession of)
a. to get
El restaurante está tratando de obtener tres estrellas Michelin.The restaurant is trying to get three Michelin stars.
b. to obtain
¿Cómo puedo obtener mi pasaporte?How can I obtain my passport?
c. to gain
No sé cómo obtener más puntos en este videojuego.I don't know how to gain more points in this videogame.
2. (to have bestowed)
a. to receive
Obtuvieron el apoyo de uno de los escritores más conocidos de toda España.They received the support of one of the most well-known writers in all of Spain.
b. to win (a prize)
Los estudiantes obtuvieron el premio de "Mejor trabajo en equipo".The students won the prize for "Best Teamwork."
3. (to earn)
a. to make
Obtuvieron ganancias récord este año.They made record gains this year.
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