Spanish What Means 'una' In The Following Sentence And Why Does It Go Alone?

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Dosmaritos
Thursday 29th of May 2008 09:55:47 AM
What means \'una\' in the following sentence and why does it go alone?: -Teines clases hoy?

-No, no tengo una.

(Why not 'unas'?)


Javier
Thursday 29th of May 2008 10:19:54 AM
It doesn't even sound good to me. I'd say "No, no tengo ninguna".
The answer you have there sounds more the answer of a question like "Do you have ONE apple?", meaning that you might have two or none or three or whatever, but NOT ONE.

But "una" can go alone if it is used as a pronoun:
"Ayer vi a varias mujeres. Una era muy alta".
It is used as "one" in English when used as a pronoun ("One never knows").
But of course, Spanish can have uno, unos, una and unas, depending on the noun it is substituting (if it is a masculine or feminine noun, or if it is singular or plural).


Dosmaritos
Thursday 19th of June 2008 11:17:17 AM
:)

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