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"Uno" is an adjective which is often translated as "one", and "trino" is a noun which is often translated as "trill". Learn more about the difference between "uno" and "trino" 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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trino(
tree
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noh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (bird song)
a. trill
Me encanta cuando llega la primavera y se oyen trinos de pájaros por todas partes.I love it when spring comes and you can hear bird trills everywhere.
2. (music)
a. trill
Me falta agilidad en los dedos para tocar los trinos y adornos en esta pieza musical.My fingers aren't agile enough to play the trills and flourishes in this musical piece.
3. (computing)
a. tweet
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Los trinos no deben tener más de 140 caracteres.Tweets should be no longer than 140 characters.
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