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"Ella bebe vino una vez al día."

Translation:She drinks wine once a day.

5 years ago

74 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Iago
Iago
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Una vez is once. Dos veces is twice. Tres veces is thrice. And after that, English just says (number)-times too.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
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"Otra vez" = "another time" or "again".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuroTolo

I thought it was 'otra vez'?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
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Yes. Thanks for correcting my typo. I meant to say 'otra', not 'ultra'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CandyCane333Flo

ultra violet !

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raharx
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I up voted this comment since sometime giving a mistake comment teaches me something new being corrected by else comment over it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
DeanG6
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Thanks. These subtle differences in spelling keep getting me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/drgrimy

Gracias!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/7895123G
7895123G
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a veces = sometimes/ at times

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theresa8684

This helps a lot... Thank you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marchgo

Thanks!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wendymels57

Yes, very helpful, thanks

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sandeepa2
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Muchas Gracias. That is very helpful.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/snowwep

Muchas gracias!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mbsilas
mbsilas
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Thanks a ton!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/myperu

Ella bebe vino una vez al día.

Trying to understand the "once a day" translating to "una vez al día."

Trying to understand the purpose of "una" and "al" as this was not explained.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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"una" = "a" (English) and "a" in English can equal "one", "vez" = "time" , "one time" = "once", "al" = contraction of "a + el" often the Spanish "a" or articles like "el" are not translated. Not sure how there used here but "una vez al día" = "once a day" I looked it up. One use of Spanish "a" is as "per, every" in this case it is "per". "per" = "a" in English. The "el"(in al) is dropped because we do not use "the" before "week" like this("one time a the week") but just as it is odd to use in English it is equally odd for the "el" not to be in the Spanish sentence.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lorditchy

So the literal translation would be, "one time per the day"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iago
Iago
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Literally it's "to the day" which is less commonly used in English but still exists ("Those apples are two dollars to the pound" or "My car gets 40 miles to the gallon"). To say "per" would make this sentence "Ela bebe vino una vez por día" which would mean the exact same thing but with slightly different phrasing. Por is used for per in this sense, as in, cincuenta por ciento (fifty percent or fifty out of a hundred).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OtteKalon

so here is the capitan, muchas gracias

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lised65

thanks. this was very helpful

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/conpanbear

Excellent explanation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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Yeah, I wish there were some simple rules to know when an article is needed in Spanish and when it has to be translated into English.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lorditchy

I don't need a simple rule, but I would love to have these things pop up in hints/help.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rainvillech

It is she drinks wine once a day.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dbryant036

Rocko… Thank you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew0g64

Thanks, really helped

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giggling_Pony

ella es un alcohólico

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Talca
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Did the speaker have some wine, too? Man, she is speaking fast on this one... In the slow speech she uses "th" sound for the d sound in dia. That's Spain Spanish not Latin American, verdad?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/didimarie
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I heard people in Ecuador pronouncing the D sound between their teeth quite often. My little host sister even showed me how to pronounce "ciudad" once and she told me I was wrong until I stuck my tongue between my teeth on the final d. lol. They didn't do that with the C sound though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aemchugh

Oh, so you put your tongue between your teeth at the final d? Is this for all words ending in d? That changes the sound quite a bit. Thanks for the tip!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/o_0hWretchedMan

What is the rule for using "al" versus "el" and "del"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iago
Iago
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Al is a contraction of a and el. Del is a contraction of de and el :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/o_0hWretchedMan

Thanks again.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tehya411

yeah a+el= to the, de+el= of the

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rene.maruyama

Is it wrong to use "una vez del dia" ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Yes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jlmills

To me the word bebe sounds like veve (with English vee) as pronounced by this speaker. I played it five times!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
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That's actually how it should be. The Spanish "b" is very close to the English "v."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobyeazel

I have a hard time figuring out what she is saying. dia is pronounced thia?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AleksandrP11

D is softened to somewhere in between d and th. B is softened to somewhere in between b and w/v.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blas_de_Lezo00
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Érase una vez... or Érase que se era... = Once upon a time... The beginning of a tale.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arlyxiao

why does it need to add 'a' between vez and el

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rockz391

Whats wrong in 'she drinks wine once in a day' ??

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amble2lingo

I suspect that Duo did not like the word "in." There is no "in" in the sentence. "...una vez al día" literally translates to "one time to the day." The common English translation would be "once a day."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cluna15

Mmm Bueno Sé Español

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArmandoPen1

damn, she lit

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoHablaEspanol11

Why al instead of just a, for example?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CARLOSDANG130097

sure....wink wink

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoemarInce

al means?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eshaan96

why is al used here? is it the Spanish way?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sewbuzy

Is not the following translation also correct: She drinks a glass of wine daily.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maxmartin5

So its not 'the baby wines everyday?' Haha

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jontona

Not sure why the voice sounds like she is saying "thia"...not "dia". Although once you get to the discussion screen here....it clearly is attenuated. ??

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoycePowel

I typed it correctly and got it wrong!?!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carras16

Can I use por in this context? Ella bebe vino una ves por día. If not, how to differentiate por and al?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/landhereonmars

I heard this wrong and thought it meant "Her baby drinks wine once a day."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
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¿Solamente una?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0_nada

Can I say ( Ella bebe vino una a el día )? does it have the same meaning?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenLynch1

I find checking these comments very informative and entertaining. ....i. 2 got the correct answer marked as wrong...guess. the system is just being human

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ryagami97
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I accidentally wrote "She drinks whine once a day" instead. xD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/briancha.island

Do you need the Al and Una?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SherlockianGirl

Perhaps she should cut down.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bonifaciu
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I wrote She drinks wine on the day. Is it incorrect? How this would be on Spanish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Octopus3TheWise

first, even in english your sentence is not correct, i should be: she drinks wine during/in the day, and it would be translated as bebe vino durante el día.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jjmackk

I messed that up soooooooo bad :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Octopus3TheWise

she must be french

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PenguinAaron

i forgot "a" in "once a day" ----

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marilynls
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I don't understand why it does not say "Ella bebe vino una vez 'un' dia."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blas_de_Lezo00
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Because nobody says that in Spanish. Is it a good reason?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DukeRagetroll

"She drinks wine once in a day" marked wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fred.A.Jones

4

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wyatter1

She is an alcoholic

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beeonthebeach

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