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"Ese" is an adjective which is often translated as "that", and "órale" is an interjection which is often translated as "OK". Learn more about the difference between "ese" and "órale" below.
ese(
eh
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seh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demonstrative)
a. that (masculine singular)
Ese coche es el que más me gusta.That car is the one I like best.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (demonstrative)
a. that one (masculine singular)
Eligió ese, el que está más cerca.She chose that one, the nearest one.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
3. (letter)
a. s
"Hacer" no se escribe con ese."Hacer" isn't spelt with an "s."
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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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