There are 2 main translations of un in English:

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also: plural unos feminine: una plural unas

artículo indefinido

the masculine article un is also used before feminine nouns which begin with accented a or ha e.g. un arma poderosa, un hambre feroz
  • 2 2.1 (al calificar) See examples: tiene unos ojos preciosos
    he has lovely eyes
    yo tengo una familia que mantener
    I have a family to support
    2.2 (con valor ponderativo) See examples: tú le haces unas preguntas a uno … me dio una vergüenza …
    I was so embarrassed!
    tiene unos modales …
    he has such terrible manners!
    his manners …!
  • 4 (singular) (como genérico) See examples: un geranio no necesita tanta agua
    geraniums don't need so much water
  • 5 (plural) (expresando aproximación) See examples: habría unas 150 personas
    there must have been about 150 people
    creo que tiene unos 30 años
    I think she's about 30

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There are 2 main translations of un in English:

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sustantivo femenino

  • (en Col)
    Universidad Nacional

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