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"Eh" is an interjection which is often translated as "hey", and "no" is an adverb which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "eh" and "no" below.
eh(
eh
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to call attention)
a. hey
¡Eh! ¡Deténte y no huyas, ladrón!Hey! Stop right there, you thief!
2. (used to fill space in a conversation)
a. eh
¿Quieres té o café? - Eh, lo que tomes tú.Do you want tea or coffee? - Eh, whatever you're drinking.
b. um
¿A qué hora tenemos que salir? - Eh, no sé. ¿Cerca de las 10?What time do we have to leave? - Um, I don't know. Around 10?
c. uh
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Cuántas cervezas compro? - Eh, tres o cuatro.How many beers should I buy? - Uh, three or four.
3. (used to express confusion)
a. eh
¿Vienes a la fiesta con Salomé? - ¿Eh? ¿Quién es Salomé?Are you coming to the party with Salome? - Eh? Who's Salome?
b. what
¿Trajiste vino? - ¿Eh? A mí me tocaba traer el postre.Did you bring wine? - What? My job was to bring dessert.
4. (used to reinforce a question or staement)
a. huh
Tú intentaste besar a mi novia, ¿eh?You tried to kiss my girlfriend, huh?
b. alright
No te acerques a mi casa, ¿eh?Stay away from my house, alright?
c. OK
Avísame si necesitas ayuda, ¿eh?Let me know if you need help, OK?
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no(
noh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (negation)
a. no
¿Te gustó el concierto? - No, ese estilo de música no me gusta.Did you like the concert? - No, I don't like that style of music.
b. not
No está lloviendo.It's not raining.
c. non-
Una organización no gubernamental es una asociación que actúa con independencia del gobierno.A non-governmental organization is an association that operates independently of government.
2. (in tag questions; asking confirmation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Vamos a la fiesta esta noche ¿no?We're going to the party tonight, aren't we?
Firmaste el contrato ¿no?You signed the contract, didn't you?
3. (in tag questions; to make suggestions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te acompaño ¿no?I'll come with you, shall I?
Deberíamos llamarlos ¿no?We should call them, shouldn't we?
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (negation)
a. no
Quiero que limpies tu cuarto ahora mismo. - ¡No!I want you to clean your room right now. - No!
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