Translation of once in Spanish:

once

una vez, adv.

Pronunciation: /wʌns//wəns/

adverb

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    • 1.1(one time, on one occasion)

      una vez
      she almost left me once una vez casi me deja
      • once a week/month/year una vez por semana/mes/año
      • she only needs to be told once no hace falta repetírselo
      • once was enough con una vez me (/ le etc. ) alcanzó
      • never once did I ask them for help ni una sola vez les pedí ayuda
      • once seen, never forgotten una vez visto, no se olvida
      • once a thief, always a thief quien roba una vez roba diez
      • The famous estate was once owned by the Viner family who sold it in 1966.
      • For this once booming town in the former Democratic Republic of Germany now has a more dubious claim to fame.
      • Nowadays, this once controversial play is on the Irish school curriculum.
      • No longer can they exert the authority on major occasions that was once their hallmark.
      • But after hearing that he had breached the conditions once in the past the judge decided not to alter where he is to live.
      • The field was once part of a terrace of the Whitton Dene manor house and it seems that the trouble began when it was filled in with material to even it out.
      • They were once citizens of the same country as Russians, and they share the same past and historical fate.
      • I walked past the once crowded video rack which now contained only two items.
      • I have already written about this once on my website and I can assure you I will be doing so again tomorrow.
      • Instead of delivering twice a day, including in the morning, it now delivers once, at lunchtime.
      • The study found the majority of consumers have bought products at least once in the past year because they were on promotion.
      • What were once artists' homes now contain offices, flats and the headquarters of the German Arts Council.
      • Now 70, he is an inveterate inventor, the kind that Britain was once famous for.
      • Think of someone who was once young and vital, now old, battered, semi-literate and living off the social.
      • City life has changed the face of this once quiet and residential area.
      • Let us know some of the songs, clothes and memories from your past which you once cherished.
      • More than once Walt has caught her talking to herself when in fact she was speaking to Fred.
      • They have done this once - who can say that they will not try again?
      • We strolled through a stone gateway, past high walls which once fully enclosed the complex.
      • Post that was once delivered in just a day within the city now takes four to five days, old-timers note.
      • The defeat means Sweden have still only once been past the second round stage since 1974.
      • Last week, however, this once great company declared itself insolvent.
      • Anyone who'd seen the news even once in the past few years knew war would happen soon.
      • I visited the once famous Micklegate run last Friday night and had a pint in the Firkin public house.
      • Montreal once had a famous family of peregrines living on the Sun Life building.
      • Limited tickets are still available for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
      • I've only seen it once in the past year at 2 in the morning and I remember watching it as a child.
      • I had done this once before and managed it OK, but today I got tired about two thirds of the way round and had to walk.
      • And really, I only have to do this once a year, so I am only losing one Sunday out of a possible 52.
      • Only once in the past 11 seasons have Everton finished in the top half of the upper echelons of the English game.
      • Her daughter has only been to school only once in the past two weeks.
      • We must all have wardrobes wherein hang dresses three sizes too small and jackets worn once in the past decade.
      • I'm only going to say this once: there are obviously more stirring things to read in the weeklies.
      • Violent death and loss have taken the life of this once powerful businessman - twisted it, broken it and turned it inside out.
      • Lord Lansdowne said the estate has only covered its losses once in the past 13 years.
      • Labels tell the public how to cook the food - this was once part of the of the family butcher's role.
      • I was sure I'd done this once, and it appears to have not worked, so I've done it again.
      • It was a strange and eerie feeling riding through the near deserted streets of this once great city that I had read and seen so many films about.
      • Only once in the past seven years have the club ended a top-flight campaign among the first five.
      • I've seen something like this once before but it's certainly not something you come across everyday.

    • 1.2(formerly)

      a health care system which was once the pride of the nation un sistema de asistencia sanitaria que supo ser el orgullo de la nación literary
      • once I wouldn't have said anything, but now ... antes no habría dicho nada, pero ahora ...
      • he's not as good as he once was ya no es lo que era
      • the once magnificent church la que fue una espléndida iglesia
      • once upon a time there was a princess érase una vez / había una vez una princesa

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    all at once de repente
    • at once
    • come here at once! ¡ven aquí inmediatamente / ahora mismo!
    • don't all shout at once no griten todos al mismo tiempo / a la vez
    • don't eat it all at once no te lo comas todo de una vez
    • the book is at once funny and instructive el libro es divertido e instructivo a la vez
    • for once por una vez
    • once again / once more una vez más
    • once again, I'd like to thank you for coming quisiera agradecerles, otra vez / una vez más, que hayan venido
    • do that once more and I'll tell your father! como vuelvas a hacer eso, se lo digo a tu padre
    • once (and) for all de una vez por todas
    • (every) once in a while de vez en cuando
    • once or twice un par de veces

conjunction

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    una vez que
    (with verb omitted) una vez
    once you get started, it's hard to stop una vez que empiezas, es difícil parar
    • once inside the house, she felt safer una vez dentro de la casa, se sintió más segura
    • once alone, he began to have doubts en cuanto se quedó solo, lo acometieron las dudas

noun

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    the/this once una/esta vez
    • I'm only going to say it the once solo lo voy a decir una vez
    • I'll let you off this once por esta vez que pase