Translation of once in Spanish:

once

una vez, adv.

Pronunciation /wʌns//wəns/

adverb

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    (one time, on one occasion)
    una vez
    she almost left me once una vez casi me deja
    • once a week/month/year una vez a la semana/al mes/al año
    • she only needs to be told once no hace falta repetírselo
    • once was enough con una vez me (or 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
    • Instead of delivering twice a day, including in the morning, it now delivers once, at lunchtime.
    • Her daughter has only been to school only once in the past two weeks.
    • City life has changed the face of this once quiet and residential area.
    • They have done this once - who can say that they will not try again?
    • The defeat means Sweden have still only once been past the second round stage since 1974.
    • We must all have wardrobes wherein hang dresses three sizes too small and jackets worn once in the past decade.
    • What were once artists' homes now contain offices, flats and the headquarters of the German Arts Council.
    • And really, I only have to do this once a year, so I am only losing one Sunday out of a possible 52.
    • Labels tell the public how to cook the food - this was once part of the of the family butcher's role.
    • Now 70, he is an inveterate inventor, the kind that Britain was once famous for.
    • I'm only going to say this once: there are obviously more stirring things to read in the weeklies.
    • Limited tickets are still available for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
    • Montreal once had a famous family of peregrines living on the Sun Life building.
    • 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.
    • Anyone who'd seen the news even once in the past few years knew war would happen soon.
    • 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.
    • The study found the majority of consumers have bought products at least once in the past year because they were on promotion.
    • We strolled through a stone gateway, past high walls which once fully enclosed the complex.
    • For this once booming town in the former Democratic Republic of Germany now has a more dubious claim to fame.
    • I have already written about this once on my website and I can assure you I will be doing so again tomorrow.
    • 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.
    • More than once Walt has caught her talking to herself when in fact she was speaking to Fred.
    • Violent death and loss have taken the life of this once powerful businessman - twisted it, broken it and turned it inside out.
    • Nowadays, this once controversial play is on the Irish school curriculum.
    • They were once citizens of the same country as Russians, and they share the same past and historical fate.
    • But after hearing that he had breached the conditions once in the past the judge decided not to alter where he is to live.
    • I walked past the once crowded video rack which now contained only two items.
    • I visited the once famous Micklegate run last Friday night and had a pint in the Firkin public house.
    • Let us know some of the songs, clothes and memories from your past which you once cherished.
    • I've only seen it once in the past year at 2 in the morning and I remember watching it as a child.
    • The famous estate was once owned by the Viner family who sold it in 1966.
    • Post that was once delivered in just a day within the city now takes four to five days, old-timers note.
    • I've seen something like this once before but it's certainly not something you come across everyday.
    • Only once in the past 11 seasons have Everton finished in the top half of the upper echelons of the English game.
    • Lord Lansdowne said the estate has only covered its losses once in the past 13 years.
    • Only once in the past seven years have the club ended a top-flight campaign among the first five.
    • No longer can they exert the authority on major occasions that was once their hallmark.
    • Last week, however, this once great company declared itself insolvent.
    • Think of someone who was once young and vital, now old, battered, semi-literate and living off the social.
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    (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

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
    • Thinner roots are planted horizontally in trays of compost and potted up individually once shoots have developed.
    • I'll comment on this once I've had a chance to print it out on Monday.
    • Adriano soon wasted a chance but once Ghana overcame early stage fright they began to dominate.
    • But once people have children, few can ever be truly emotionally free again.
    • Sevenoaks Motor Club understood that once improvements had been finished it could resume racing in the park.
    • The date of commencement will be confirmed once people have indicated an interest in taking part.
    • It's nice looking, well made furniture and will look fantastic once it's been delivered in a few weeks.
    • In his experience employers in the Dublin area have had no problem with this once it was pointed out to them.
    • I challenge anyone to dispute this once they have accurate knowledge and some experience of what most councillors do.
    • Make no mistake, there are many who would love to see O'Leary fail and are waiting in the wings to pounce once things start to go wrong.
    • But such a collection of dictators could become a tourist attraction once freedom comes to the country.
    • But Eugenie says that once men have the know-how, they look wonderful dancing salsa.
    • The Echo will publish information on the community petition once details are finalised.
    • I will comment further on this once I have had a chance to fully digest it myself.
    • But once drivers had cleared the roundabouts, they were able to make progress towards the coast.
    • The day started at a quarter past six and once the cows were milked, the milk would go to the dairy.
    • Most of the projects proved that once students put on their thinking caps, nothing could stop them!
    • Most went to the beach this afternoon once Joe had finished school.
    • He says once people see better services start rolling out next year, they'll think the sale is a good thing.
    • And who is there to offer support for the homeless once Christmas is over?

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