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"Uno" is an adjective which is often translated as "one", and "dato" is a noun which is often translated as "piece of information". Learn more about the difference between "uno" and "dato" below.
uno(
oo
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noh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (numeral or indefinite)
a. one
Me queda solo un dulce.I've only got one candy left.
Necesitamos una moneda más para completar el conjunto.We need one more coin to complete the set.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (number)
a. one
Elige un número del uno al diez.Choose a number between one and ten.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (numeral or indefinite)
a. one
¿Cuántas monedas necesitas? - Solo una.How many coins do you need? - Just one.
Compré uno para mí y otro para ti.I bought one for me and another for you.
4. (impersonal use)
a. one
Uno puede ganar mucho dinero al invertir.One can make a lot of money by investing.
b. you
Uno nunca sabe lo que puede salir de ahí.You never know what may come of it.
5. (unspecified person)
a. someone
Uno tocó el timbre, pero no respondí.Someone rang the doorbell, but I didn't answer.
b. somebody
Hablé con uno que sabe mucho acerca de la situación.I talked with somebody who knows a lot about the situation.
c. some (plural)
¿Todos los alumnos llegaron a tiempo? - Unos llegaron temprano y otros tarde.Did all the students arrive on time? - Some arrived early and others arrived late.
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dato(
dah
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (truth)
a. piece of information
Me acabo de enterar de un dato interesante que salió de la encuesta.I just found out about an interesting piece of information that came out of the survey.
b. fact
No podemos decir nada hasta que tengamos todos los datos.We can't say anything until we have all the facts.
c. detail
Antes de que entre, necesito que rellene esta hoja con sus datos.Before you go in, I need you to fill out this form with your personal details.
datos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (computing)
a. data
Este sistema operativo es lento procesando grandes volúmenes de datos.This operating system is slow to process large amounts of data.
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