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"Una" is a noun which is often translated as "one", and "media" is a noun which is often translated as "stocking". Learn more about the difference between "una" and "media" below.
una(
oo
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (time)
a. one
Es la una de la tarde.It's one in the afternoon.
b. one o'clock
Tengo una cita a la una.I have an appointment at one o'clock.
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media(
meh
-
dyah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (women's clothing)
a. stocking (above the knee)
Te hará falta un liguero para sujetar las medias.You'll need a garter belt to hold up your stockings.
2. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. sock (knee or ankle sock)
Tengo una montaña de medias sin pareja.I have heaps of odd socks.
3. (mathematics)
a. average
Me gusta andar y hago una media de 20 kilómetros a la semana.I like walking and I do an average of 20 kilometers a week.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(time)
a. half hour
El reloj de la iglesia dio la media.The church clock struck the half hour.
b. half past
Date prisa porque el banco cierra a la media en punto.Hurry up because the bank closes at half past on the dot.
5. (sports)
a. midfield
El jugador despejó el balón desde la media.The player cleared the ball from the midfield.
medias
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (clothing)
a. pantyhose (up to the waist)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Me hice una carrera en las medias nuevas!I have a run in my new pantyhose!
b. tights (up to the waist) (United Kingdom)
¡Qué frío hace! ¡Ojalá llevara medias gruesas!It's really cold today! I wish I was wearing thick tights!
7. (communication outlets)
a. media
Es evidente que los medias influyen en las actitudes sociales.It's obvious that social attitudes are influenced by the media.
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