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"Eje" is a noun which is often translated as "axis", and "órale" is an interjection which is often translated as "OK". Learn more about the difference between "eje" and "órale" below.
eje(
eh
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heh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (geometry and astronomy)
a. axis
La Tierra gira sobre su eje a un ángulo de más o menos 23.5 grados.The Earth spins on its axis at an angle of about 23.5 degrees.
El eje de ordenadas es el vertical.The Y-axis is the vertical one.
2. (automobile)
a. axle
Nuestra empresa es el fabricante de ejes de vehículos comerciales más grande del país.Our company is the largest manufacturer of commercial-vehicle axles in the country.
3. (mechanics)
a. shaft
La producción se detuvo mientras esperábamos que el eje de transmisión se reemplazara.Production was halted while we waited for the drive shaft to be replaced.
4. (central concept)
a. main idea
La guerra y sus consecuencias es el eje de su obra.War and its consequences are the main idea of his work.
b. core
El eje del texto trata sobre mi viaje a la India.The core of the text deals with my trip to India.
Eje
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
5. (history)
a. Axis
Japón se unió al Eje en 1941.Japan joined the Axis in 1941.
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órale(
oh
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rah
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leh
)
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 express approval)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. OK
¡Órale! Así es.OK! That's right.
b. alright
¡Órale! Me encanta tu nuevo carro.Alright! I love your new car.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express encouragement)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. come on
¡Órale! Déjame ir al cine con mis amigos.Come on! Let me go to the movies with my friends.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express disbelief)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. no way
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Órale! ¿Ganó la lotería?No way! He won the lottery?
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