Quick answer
"Cheer" is a noun which is often translated as "la ovación", and "viva" is an interjection which is often translated as "viva". Learn more about the difference between "cheer" and "viva" below.
cheer(
chihr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (applause)
a. la ovación
(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 cheers of the crowd moved the soldiers.La ovación de la multitud emocionó a los soldados.
b. la aclamación
(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 loud cheers of the audience bear witness to his success.La gran aclamación del público da fe de su éxito.
2. (hurrah)
a. el viva
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You could hear the cheers for the newlywed husband and wife from outside the banquet room.Los vivas a los recién casados se escuchaban desde afuera de la sala de banquete.
b. el hurra
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A cheer for our champion!¡Un hurra por nuestro campeón!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to applaud)
a. aclamar
The public cheered the president when he entered the room.El público aclamó al presidente cuando entró en la sala.
b. vitorear
Everybody cheered the wedding couple as they left the church.Todo el mundo vitoreó a la pareja de novios cuando salió de la iglesia.
4. (to encourage)
a. animar
The entire school went to the match to cheer our team.Todo el colegio fue al partido a animar a nuestro equipo.
5. (to make happy)
a. alegrar
The flowers really cheered me up.Las flores me alegraron mucho.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to applaud)
a. lanzar vítores
The crowd cheered when the winners of the competition were proclaimed.La multitud lanzó vítores cuando proclamaron a los ganadores del concurso.
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viva(
vi
-
vuh
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express good will)
a. viva
The fans cheered, "Viva Lenny!" when he made a basket from across the court.Los aficionados vitorearon, "¡Viva Lenny!" cuando hizo una canasta desde el otro lado de la cancha.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. el examen oral
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Randy felt relaxed and prepared as he walked into the room for his viva.Randy se sintió tranquilo y preparado cuando entró en la sala para su examen oral.
b. la defensa de la tesis
(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).
Now that Marta has handed in her PhD thesis, she will have to prepare for her viva.Ahora que Marta entregó su tesis de doctorado, tendrá que prepararse para la defensa de la tesis.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (education)
a. evaluar el examen oral de
I'm helping my colleagues viva a student on his PhD in Applied Linguistics.Estoy ayudando a mis colegas a evaluar el examen oral de un estudiante que opta a un doctorado en Lingüística Aplicada.
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