una u otra
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una u otra(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (feminine) (pronoun)
a. one or the other
¿Cuál de las dos cazuelas quieres? - Una u otra da igual porque son del mismo tamaño.Which of the two saucepans do you want? - One or the other makes no difference because they're the same size.
b. either of the two
Solo lo sabían Ana y Eva. Una u otra se fue de la lengua.Only Ana and Eva knew about it. Either of the two let the cat out of the bag.
c. either
¿Llamo a Rosa o a Esperanza? - Llama a una u otra, en este momento están las dos juntas.Shall I call Rosa o Esperanza? - Call either. They're together right now.
d. either one
Una u otra tendrá que venir a ayudarme esta tarde. - Pues yo no puedo, tendrás que pedírselo a ella.Either one will have to come help me this afternoon. - Well, I can't. You'll have to ask her.
2. (feminine) (adjective)
a. one...or the other
Tenemos que usar una u otra tuerca dependiendo del tamaño del tornillo.We need to use one nut or the other depending on the size of the screw.
b. either of the two
Podemos comer una u otra torta ahora. No importa porque al final nos comeremos las dos.We can eat either of the two cakes now. It doesn't matter because we'll eat both in the end.
c. either
El camarero dice que podemos sentarnos en una u otra mesa, la que prefiramos de las dos.The waiter says we can sit at either table, the one we prefer of the two.
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