Translation of "one" - English-Spanish dictionary

one

number, determiner uk /wʌn/ us /wʌn/

A1 the number 1

uno
The apartment has one bedroom.
My son is one year old today.

A2 a single person or thing in a group

uno
One daughter got a job and the other went to college.

A2 at a particular time in the past

un
I first met him one day in the park.
one or two

B1 a few

alguno que otro
I’d like to make one or two suggestions.

used to refer to a time in the future that is not yet decided

algún
We should go out one night.

used when saying there is no other person or thing

único
He’s the one person who never forgets my birthday.

a single thing

uno
I think we should paint the bedroom all one colour.
pronoun uk /wʌn/ us /wʌn/

A2 one person or thing in a group that has already been talked about

uno
I’ve just made some biscuits. Do you want one?
Chris is the one with glasses.
one by one

separately, one after the other

de uno en uno
They entered the room one by one.
one after another also one after the other

first one, then another, then another, and so on

uno detrás de otro
One after another, they left the room.
She ate the chocolates one after the other until the box was finished.

formal any person in general

uno
One should respect one’s parents.
noun /wʌn/ us /wʌn/

a dollar bill

billete de un dólar
Could I get a five and five ones for a ten?

(Translation of “one” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

one

noun /wan/

the number or figure 1

uno
One and one is two (1 + 1 = 2).

the age of 1

un año
Babies start to talk at one.
one-

having one (of something)

de un…, uni-, un-
a one-legged man.
oneself pronoun

used as the object of a verb, the subject of which is one

se, sí mismo
One should wash oneself every morning.

used in emphasis

uno mismo
One always has to do these things oneself.
one-night stand noun

(slang) a one-night sex partner; sexual intercourse with a one-night partner.

ligue de una noche
one-off noun, adjective

(something) made, intended etc for one occasion only

intento único
It’s just a one-off arrangement.
one-parent family noun

(also single parent family) a family with only a mother or a father to look after the children

familia monoparental
one-sided adjective

with one person or side having a great advantage over the other

desigual
a one-sided contest.

representing only one aspect of a subject

unilateral
a one-sided discussion.
one-way adjective

in which traffic can move in one direction only

de sentido único, de dirección única
a one-way street.

(especially American) valid for travel in one direction only

de ida
a one-way ticket.
one-year-old noun

a person or animal that is one year old.

(persona o animal) de un año
all one

just the same

lo mismo
It’s all one to me what she does.
be one up on (a person)

to have an advantage over (someone)

llevar ventaja
We brought out a book on this before our rivals so we’re one up on them.
not be oneself

to look or feel ill, anxious etc

encontrarse mal
I’d better go home – I’m not myself today.
one and all

all (of a group)

todos, todo el mundo
This was agreed by one and all.
one another

used as the object of a verb when an action takes place between people etc

el uno al otro
They hit one another.
one by one

(of a number of people, things etc) one after the other

de uno en uno, uno tras otro
He examined all the patients one by one.
one or two

a few

algún
I don’t want a lot of nuts – I’ll just take one or two.
one of is followed by a plural noun or pronoun, but takes a singular verb: One of the girls works as a hairdresser ; One of them is ill.

(Translation of “one” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)