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"Upon" is a preposition which is often translated as "en", and "unto" is a preposition which is often translated as "a". Learn more about the difference between "upon" and "unto" below.
upon(
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pan
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (on)
a. en
He put his hand upon my hip and we danced.Puso su mano en mi cadera y bailamos.
b. sobre
I placed candles upon the mantel.Coloqué velas sobre la repisa.
2. (about)
a. sobre
She informed the audience of her thoughts upon the issue.Ella informó a la audiencia de sus pensamientos sobre el tema.
3. (immediately after)
a. al
Upon realizing what the situation was, he left.Al darse cuenta de la situación, se fue.
b. en cuanto
Upon seeing the body, she began to cry.En cuanto vio el cuerpo, se puso a llorar.
c. tras
Upon the president's arrival, the national anthem was sung.Tras la llegada del presidente, se cantó el himno nacional.
4. (used to indicate large amounts)
a. y
Thousands upon thousands of dead fish appeared on the beach.Aparecieron miles y miles de peces muertos en la playa.
b. tras
He drank beer upon beer until he passed out.Bebió una cerveza tras otra hasta que se desmayó.
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unto(
uhn
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tu
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(to)
a. a
Pray unto God for mercy.Reza a Dios para que tenga clemencia.
b. hacia
They fled their country and set forth unto Israel.Huyeron de su país y se pusieron en camino hacia Israel.
2.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(until)
a. hasta
They swore to be faithful to each other unto death.Se juraron fidelidad hasta la muerte.
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