Quick answer
"Oh" is an interjection which is often translated as "oh", and "what a drag" is a phrase which is often translated as "qué lata". Learn more about the difference between "oh" and "what a drag" 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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what a drag
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. qué lata
I have to go to a meeting today. What a drag!Tengo que ir a una reunión hoy. ¡Qué lata!
b. qué mala onda
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She yelled at us all night. What a drag!Nos regañó toda la noche ¡Qué mala onda!
c. qué vaina
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
My mom is making me bring my little brother, what a drag!Mi mamá me obliga a llevar a mi hermano menor, qué vaina!
d. qué rollo
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
What a drag, I have to do laundry today.Qué rollo, tengo que lavar la ropa hoy.
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