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"Una vez" is a phrase which is often translated as "once", and "once" is an adjective which is often translated as "eleven". Learn more about the difference between "una vez" and "once" below.
una vez(
oo
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nah
 
behs
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
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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once(
ohn
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seh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (number)
a. eleven
Había once lápices en la caja y ahora me falta uno.There were eleven pencils in the box and now I'm missing one.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. eleven
El once es el número favorito de mi hermana.Eleven is my sister's favorite number.
b. eleventh (in dates)
Su cumpleaños es el once de junio.His birthday is the eleventh of June.
3. (sports)
a. first team
El entrenador no anunció cambios en el once titular para esta temporada.The coach didn't announce any changes to the first team for this season.
onces
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. tea
Invité a mis amigas a casa a tomar onces.I invited my friends to my home to have tea.
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