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"Oh" is an interjection which is often translated as "oh", and "how exciting" is an interjection which is often translated as "qué emocionante". Learn more about the difference between "oh" and "how exciting" 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 exciting
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to acknowledge excitement)
a. qué emocionante
You got the job? How exciting!¿Conseguiste el trabajo? ¡Qué emocionante!
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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2. (the extent of the excitement)
a. cuán emocionante
I couldn't put into words how exciting it is to swim with dolphins.No pude explicar con palabras cuán emocionante fue nadar con los delfines.
b. lo emocionante que
I'll never forget how exciting this trip was.Jamás olvidaré lo emocionante que fue este viaje.
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