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"Unidad" is a noun which is often translated as "unity", and "centena" is a noun which is often translated as "hundred". Learn more about the difference between "unidad" and "centena" below.
unidad(
oo
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nee
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dahd
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (harmony)
a. unity
No podemos ganar las elecciones si no tenemos unidad.We cannot win the election if we lack unity.
2. (measurement)
a. unit
La pulgada es una unidad de medida que se usa en los EE. UU. y el Reino Unido.The inch is a unit of measurement used in the US and the UK.
3. (commerce)
a. unit
Somos la mayor fábrica de armas del país. El mes pasado vendimos 50,000 unidades.We're the largest arms manufacturer in the country. Last month we sold 50,000 units.
4. (section)
a. unit
Lean el primer párrafo en la Unidad 11 y respondan a las preguntas.Read the first paragraph in Unit 11 and answer the questions.
Han llevado al paciente a la unidad de cuidados intensivos.They've taken the patient to the intensive care unit.
5. (military)
a. unit
Nuestra unidad sufrió graves pérdidas debido al fuego amigo.Our unit suffered terrible losses due to friendly fire.
6. (transport)
a. aircraft
La unidad perdió el control y se estrelló en un bosque.The aircraft lost control and crashed in a forest.
7. (of a train)
a. car
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Dos de las unidades del tren se descarrilaron.Two of the train cars derailed.
b. wagon (United Kingdom)
Estas locomotoras modernas pueden acarrear hasta 20 unidades.These modern engines can pull up to 20 wagons.
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centena(
sehn
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teh
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nah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. hundred
El tornado destruyó alrededor de una centena de casas.The tornado destroyed around a hundred houses.
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