"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.
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express uncertainty)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
Um... I have no idea what you're talking about.Este... no tengo ni idea de lo que estás hablando.
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.