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"Boo" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "abuchear", and "hey" is an interjection which is often translated as "oye". Learn more about the difference between "boo" and "hey" below.
boo(
bu
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to jeer)
a. abuchear
The referee was booed off the field.El árbitro fue abucheado cuando abandonaba el campo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to jeer)
a. abuchear
The home fans booed every time Barton played the ball.Los hinchas locales abucheaban cada vez que Barton tocaba el balón.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (used to frighten)
a. bu
Boo! - Hey, you scared me!¡Bu! - ¡Eh! ¡Qué susto me diste!
b. uh
He jumped out in front of me and shouted "Boo!".De golpe apareció delante de mí y gritó "¡Uh!".
4. (used to express contempt)
a. buu
Boo! You guys suck! My grandma could play better.¡Buu! ¡Son un desastre! Mi abuela juega mejor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(term of endearment)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. nene (masculine)
I love you, boo. - I love you too.Te quiero, nene. - Yo también te quiero a ti.
b. nena (feminine)
You always look pretty, boo.Tú estás siempre guapa, nena.
c. amor
Come on, boo, don't get mad over such a silly thing.Vamos, amor, no te enfades por una tontería así.
boos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (cries of disapproval)
a. la rechifla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The winner stepped onto the podium amid boos from the crowd.El ganador subió al podio en medio de la rechifla del público.
b. abucheo
The boos of the audience were deafening.El abucheo del público era ensordecedor.
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hey(
hey
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to call someone's attention)
a. oye
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey! What's wrong with you?¡Oye! ¿Qué te pasa?
b. eh
Hey! You can't eat here.¡Eh! No se puede comer aquí.
c. mira
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey! Don't step on the grass!¡Mira! ¡No pises el césped!
d. escucha
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey, I'm talking to you!¡Escucha! ¡Te estoy hablando!
e. ole
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Hey, don't talk to me like that!¡Ole! ¡No me hables así!
f. hala
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Hey, don't feed the dog!¡Hala! ¡No le des comida al perro!
g. momentito
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Hey, don't cut in line!¡Momentito! ¡No te cueles!
2. (greeting)
a. hola
Hey! How's it going?¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
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