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"Guys" is a plural noun which is often translated as "la gente", and "hey" is an interjection which is often translated as "oye". Learn more about the difference between "guys" and "hey" below.
guys(
gayz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(people)
a. la gente
(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).
Come on, guys. Only one more mile to go!Vamos, gente. ¡Solo falta una milla!
b. los chicos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, las chicas
(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).
Ok, guys, it's time to start the test.Bueno, chicos, es hora de empezar el examen.
guy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(man)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. 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 commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That guy tried to steal my purse the other day.Ese tipo intentó robarme el bolso el otro día.
b. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. 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 commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
You'll like Julio; he is one funny guy.Te gustará Julio; es un tío muy divertido.
c. el cuate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. 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 commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That guy just ran a red light.Ese cuate acaba de pasarse la luz roja.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(creature)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
And what's this little guy's name? - Fido.¿Y cómo se llama esta cosita? - Fido.
Woah, look at that fuzzy guy. - I think that's the fuzziest caterpillar I've ever seen!Guau, mira esa peluda. - ¡Creo que es la oruga más peluda que he visto en mi vida!
4. (rope)
a. el viento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We need the guys if we are to be able to put up the tent.Nos hacen falta los vientos para poder montar la tienda.
b. la cuerda
(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).
You need to stretch that guy a little more.Tienes que tensar esa cuerda un poco más.
5. (effigy of Guy Fawkes) (United Kingdom)
a. el muñeco de Guy Fawkes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The guy had been placed on top of the bonfire.Se había colocado el muñeco de Guy Fawkes en lo alto de la hoguera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to make fun of)
a. ridiculizar
He was guying the teacher when she appeared behind him.Estaba ridiculizando a la profesora cuando ella apareció detrás de él.
b. parodiar
His specialty is guying politicians.Su especialidad es parodiar a los políticos.
Guy
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
7. (name)
a. Guy
My cousin Guy is a lumberjack.Mi primo Guy es leñador.
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hey(
hey
)
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 call someone's attention)
a. oye
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey! What's wrong with you?¡Oye! ¿Qué te pasa?
b. eh
Hey! You can't eat here.¡Eh! No se puede comer aquí.
c. mira
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey! Don't step on the grass!¡Mira! ¡No pises el césped!
d. escucha
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey, I'm talking to you!¡Escucha! ¡Te estoy hablando!
e. ole
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Hey, don't talk to me like that!¡Ole! ¡No me hables así!
f. hala
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Hey, don't feed the dog!¡Hala! ¡No le des comida al perro!
g. momentito
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Hey, don't cut in line!¡Momentito! ¡No te cueles!
2. (greeting)
a. hola
Hey! How's it going?¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
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