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"Oh" is an interjection which is often translated as "oh", and "shit" is a noun which is often translated as "la mierda". Learn more about the difference between "oh" and "shit" below.
oh(
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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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shit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(excrement)
a. la mierda
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
The baby took off its diaper and now there's shit everywhere.El bebé se quitó el pañal y ahora hay mierda por todos lados.
b. la caca
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Be careful not to step in the dog shit.Ten cuidado de no pisar la caca de perro.
2.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(filth)
a. la mierda
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
If your dad sees that the car is covered in shit, he's going to be pissed at you.Si tu papá ve que el carro está cubierto de mierda, te va a echar la bronca.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(things)
a. las cosas
(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).
I have so much shit to do before I leave work today.Tengo tantas cosas que hacer antes de irme del trabajo hoy.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(nonsense)
a. las gilipolleces
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Did you really think I'd believe this shit?¿De verdad pensaste que te creería estas gilipolleces?
b. las pendejadas
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I really can't handle this shit; I'm fed up!De verdad no puedo con estas pendejadas; ¡estoy harta!
c. las boludeces
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
I can't deal with his shit right now.Ahorita no tengo tiempo para sus boludeces.
5.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(contemptible person)
a. la mierda
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
My roommate used up all the milk again. He is such a shit!Mi compañero de cuarto volvió a dejarme sin leche. ¡De verdad es una mierda!
6.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(something worthless)
a. la mierda
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
I can't believe you paid $200 for this shit.No puedo creer que pagaste $200 por esta mierda.
b. la porquería
(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).
Ugh, this TV is shit!Uf, ¡esta tele es una porquería!
7.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(excellent thing)
a. chévere
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(adjective)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Jimmy's new car's the shit, man!¡El nuevo carro de Jimmy es chévere, mano!
b. la hostia
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Last night's concert was the shit, man!El concierto de anoche fue la hostia, tío.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to kid)
a. joder
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Did you just drink my coffee? Are you shitting me?¿Acabas de tomar mi café? ¿Me jodes?
b. chingar
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I just saw the chupacabras! - You're shitting me, right?¡Acabo de ver al chupacabras! - Me estás chingando, ¿verdad?
c. cagar
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Your students are shitting you. Tomorrow is not a holiday!Tus alumnos te están cagando. ¡Mañana no es día festivo!
9.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to evacuate bowels)
a. cagarse en
The puppy shat his bed and we had to throw it out.El cachorro se cagó en la cama y tuvimos que tirarla.
10.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to be scared)
a. cagarse de miedo
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
The kids shat themselves when they saw the words "pop quiz" written on the board.Los muchachos se cagaron de miedo cuando vieron las palabras "examen sorpresa" escritas en el pizarrón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to defecate)
a. cagarse
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Gross, a bird shat on my car!Guácala, ¡un pájaro se cagó encima mi coche!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
12.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(expressing surprise or anger)
a. mierda
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Shit! I missed the train.¡Mierda! Se me fue el tren.
b. joder
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Shit! It's devilishly hot today.¡Joder! Hace un calor del diablo hoy.
c. chingados
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Shit! I jammed my finger in the door.¡Chingados! Me machuqué el dedo en la puerta.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
13.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(worthless)
a. de mierda
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Are you really going to cross the country in that shit car?¿De verdad vas a cruzar el país en ese carro de mierda?
shits
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
14.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(diarrhea)
a. la cagalera
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My brother got the shits on the way back from Ibiza.A mi hermano le dio cagalera de regreso de Ibiza.
b. la cagadera
(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).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(Southern Cone)
I have the shits because I ate a whole cake.Tengo cagalera porque me comí una torta entera.
c. el chorro
(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)
I ate at that taco stand last week and got the shits.Comí en esa taquería la semana pasada y me dio chorro.
d. las churras
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
I have the shits and I've been puking all day.Tengo churras y he estado chonqueando todo el día.
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