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"Oh" is an interjection which is often translated as "oh", and "how cute" is a phrase which is often translated as "qué lindo". Learn more about the difference between "oh" and "how cute" below.
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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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how cute
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. qué lindo
I love the drawing you made at school! How cute!¡Me encanta el dibujo que hiciste en la escuela! ¡Qué lindo!
b. qué precioso
This photo of your daughter is wonderful! How cute!¡Esa foto de su hija es magnífica! ¡Qué preciosa!
c. qué mono
How cute is this kitten?¡Qué mono está este gatito!
d. qué guapo
I can't believe how cute your girlfriend is.No puedo creer qué guapa está tu novia.
e. qué rico
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
How cute is that actor? I'll watch any movie he's in.¡Qué rico está ese actor! Sin duda veo cualquier película en la que salga.
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