Quick answer
"Oh" is an interjection which is often translated as "oh", and "dang" is an interjection which is often translated as "diablos". Learn more about the difference between "oh" and "dang" below.
oh(
o
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express surprise)
a. oh
Did you know there were going to be fireworks tonight? - Oh? No, I didn't.¿Sabías que iba a haber fuegos artificiales esta noche? - ¡Oh! No, no lo sabía.
b. vaya
Oh! What a pleasant surprise to see you here!¡Vaya! ¡Qué sorpresa tan agradable verte aquí!
c. ah
Oh! I get it now. The TV won't turn on because it's not plugged in!¡Ah! Ya entendí. ¡La tele no se enciende porque no está enchufada!
2. (used to express pain)
a. ay
Oh! That's hot.¡Ay! Eso está caliente.
3. (used to call attention)
a. eh
Oh, sir, you're stepping on my shoe!¡Eh, señor! Me está pisando.
4. (used to express disbelief)
a. en serio
Oh? You're going to be the master of ceremonies?¿En serio? ¿Vas a ser el maestro de ceremonias?
b. no me digas
Oh, you have got to be kidding. Steve's going out with Melanie again?¡No me digas! Debe ser una broma. ¿Steve está saliendo de nuevo con Melanie?
c. de veras
Oh? You won the gold medal?¿De veras? ¿Ganaste la medalla de oro?
5. (used to express dismay)
a. ay
Oh! Shut up! That is disgusting!¡Ay! ¡Cállate! ¡Eso es asqueroso!
6. (used to elicit further information)
a. ah, sí
I'm leaving early today. - Oh?Hoy salgo temprano. - ¿Ah, sí?
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dang(
deyng
)
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 surprise or displeasure)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. diablos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dang! I forgot to buy toilet paper.¡Diablos! Se me olvidó comprar papel higiénico.
b. maldita sea
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dang! Those kids came and stole my pumpkins!¡Maldita sea! ¡Esos chicos vinieron y me robaron las calabazas!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intensifier)
a. maldito
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I was driving a nail when the head came off the dang hammer.Estaba poniendo un clavo cuando se cayó la cabeza del maldito martillo.
b. condenado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The dang government is trying to take all our money.El condenado gobierno está tratando de quitarnos todo nuestro dinero.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intensifier)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Robbie is so dang dumb! He thought he could trick me.¡Mira que tonto es ese Robbie! Pensó que me podía engañar.
This is some dang tasty sweet tea!¡Este té dulce está buenísimo!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(something worthless)
a. nada
Dina had an estimate done on her car, and they told her it wasn't worth a dang.Dina pidió una valoración de su carro, y le dijeron que no valía nada.
b. el bledo
(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 don't give a dang how much money you've got; we'll never sell the house.Nos importa un bledo cuánto dinero tengas; jamás vamos a vender la casa.
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