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"Wake up" is a phrase which is often translated as "despiértate", and "hey" is an interjection which is often translated as "oye". Learn more about the difference between "wake up" and "hey" below.
wake up(
weyk
 
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. despiértate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Wake up! You'll be late for school.¡Despiértate! Vas a llegar tarde a clase.
b. despiértese
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Wake up, sir! I think this is your stop.¡Despiértese, señor! Creo que esta es su parada.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. despiértense (plural)
Wake up, kids! We need to leave for the ariport soon.¡Despiértense, niños! Tenemos que salir para el aeropuerto pronto.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to awaken from sleep)
a. despertarse
Today I woke up at 8 am.Hoy me desperté a las 8 de la mañana.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to become aware)
a. espabilarse
Wake up! She's not coming back.¡Espabílate! Ella ya no va a regresar.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
5. (to rouse from sleep)
a. despertar
A loud sound outside woke me up.Me despertó un sonido fuerte que venía de afuera.
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hey(
hey
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to call someone's attention)
a. oye
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey! What's wrong with you?¡Oye! ¿Qué te pasa?
b. eh
Hey! You can't eat here.¡Eh! No se puede comer aquí.
c. mira
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey! Don't step on the grass!¡Mira! ¡No pises el césped!
d. escucha
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey, I'm talking to you!¡Escucha! ¡Te estoy hablando!
e. ole
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Hey, don't talk to me like that!¡Ole! ¡No me hables así!
f. hala
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Hey, don't feed the dog!¡Hala! ¡No le des comida al perro!
g. momentito
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Hey, don't cut in line!¡Momentito! ¡No te cueles!
2. (greeting)
a. hola
Hey! How's it going?¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
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