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"Dale" is an interjection which is often translated as "go ahead", and "ahora" is an adverb which is often translated as "now". Learn more about the difference between "dale" and "ahora" below.
dale(
dah
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leh
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (encouraging someone to do something)
a. go ahead
¿Quieres dejar tu trabajo? Dale, pues.You want to quit your job? Go ahead, then.
b. do it
Debes ir a saludar esa chica. ¡Dale!You should go say hi to that girl. Do it!
c. go for it
Tienes que jugar mejor si quieres ganar. ¡Dale!You have to play better if you want to win. Go for it!
2. (expressing agreement)
a. okay
¿Quieres cenar afuera esta noche? Dale.Do you want to eat out tonight? Okay.
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ahora(
ah
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oh
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rah
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (the present moment)
a. now
Ahora es mi turno y luego será el tuyo.Now it's my turn and then it'll be yours.
2. (very soon)
a. in a minute
Ahora entro.I'll come in in a minute.
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