There are a few ways to say “one minute” in Spanish. It depends on the context of the sentence. If you’re saying “one minute” as in sixty seconds, you’d use “un minuto.” If you’re using the phrase to describe a point in time, you’d say “un momento.” Here are a few practical examples of how you can use the phrase in everyday conversation:
- Te voy a hacer una pregunta y tendrás un minuto para responder. = I’m going to ask you a question and you have one minute to respond.
- Un momento estaba allí, y al siguiente había desaparecido. = One minute it was there, and the next it was gone.
Getting comfortable with the nuances of Spanish words can take some time. But remember, you don’t have to tackle them all at once. As you move forward on your language journey, you’ll learn to distinguish how best to say the phrase depending on the context of the sentence.
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Learn Spanish Words and Phrases
When you start your language journey, there are some basic building blocks you’ll want to turn focus to first. These are essential Spanish words and phrases such as who, what, when, where, why, yes, no, please, and more. Getting comfortable with these basics will put you on the path to having everyday conversations in Spanish. Here’s a more complete list of the basic words and phrases:
- ¿Quién? = Who?
- ¿Qué? = What?
- ¿Por qué? = Why?
- ¿Dónde? = Where?
- Sí = Yes
- No = No
- Hola = Hello
- Adiós = Goodbye
- Me gusta = I like
- No me gusta = I don’t like
- Por favor = Please
- Gracias = Thank you
- Lo siento = Sorry
- Salud = Bless you
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After you have learned to pronounce basic words and short phrases, it’s a natural transition to move to the longer phrases you’ll hear in everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone’s short, 10-minute lessons are built in just this way—first teaching the basics, then tackling the longer phrases. This proven approach will help you to speak Spanish with confidence.
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