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"Um" is an interjection which is often translated as "este", and "ea." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "c/u". Learn more about the difference between "um" and "ea." below.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express uncertainty)
a. este
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Um... I have no idea what you're talking about.Este... no tengo ni idea de lo que estás hablando.
b. esto
Regionalism used in Spain
I'm sorry. I, um, forgot to prepare my presentation for today.Lo siento. Esto... me olvidé de preparar mi presentación para hoy.
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
1. (each)
a. c/u
The shirts cost $10 ea.Las camisas cuestan $10 c/u.
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