Quick answer
"Crud" is a noun which is often translated as "la porquería", and "aw" is an interjection which is often translated as "ay". Learn more about the difference between "crud" and "aw" below.
crud
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dirt)
a. la porquería
(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).
We should scrub all this crud off the bench before trying to sell it.Deberíamos fregar el banco para sacarle toda esta porquería antes de tratar de venderlo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nonsense)
a. la mierda
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
I wouldn't bother reading the article; it's a load of crud!No me molestaría en leer el artículo; ¡es una mierda!
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aw(
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express sympathy)
a. ay
Aw, sweetie; did you get a booboo? Let me put a Band-aid on it.Ay, cariño; ¿te hiciste una cortadita? Déjame que te ponga una curita.
b. oh
Aw, that poor cat is stuck in the tree!Oh, ¡ese pobre gato no puede bajar del árbol!
2. (used to express disappointment)
a. ay
Aw, shoot. They're closed today. We'll have to find another restaurant.¡Ay, caramba! Hoy está cerrado. Tendremos que buscar otro restaurante.
b. oh
Aw, we're all out of salt. I guess we'll have to eat the popcorn plain.Oh, no nos queda nada de sal. Supongo que tendremos que comer las palomitas sin nada.
c. vaya
Aw, there's no chocolate left!¡Vaya, no queda chocolate!
3. (used to express endearment)
a. ay
I brought you some flowers. - Aw, that's so sweet of you!Te traje unas flores. - Ay, ¡qué amable!
b. ah
Aw, you washed all the dishes for me. Thank you!Ah, me lavaste todos los platos. ¡Gracias!
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