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"What the heck" is a phrase which is often translated as "qué diablos", and "what the hell" is a phrase which is also often translated as "qué diablos". Learn more about the difference between "what the heck" and "what the hell" below.
what the heck
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intensifier)
a. qué diablos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What the heck are you doing here? You're supposed to be in Japan.¿Qué diablos estás haciendo aquí? Deberías estar en Japón.
b. qué demonios
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What the heck is this? - It's a package for you.¿Qué demonios es esto? - Es un paquete para ti.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(why not)
a. qué diablos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I shouldn't stay up so late, but what the heck!No debería quedarme despierta tan tarde, ¡pero qué diablos!
b. qué demonios
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Should we go to our neighbor's party? - What the heck? Let's do it.¿Deberíamos ir a la fiesta del vecino? - ¿Qué demonios? Hagámoslo.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (used to express surprise)
a. qué diablos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You got a call from your ex-boyfriend. - What the heck!Recibiste una llamada de tu ex novio. - ¡Qué diablos!
b. qué demonios
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
There is no parking on this street. What the heck!Está prohibido estacionarse en esta calle. ¡Qué demonios!
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what the hell(
wuhd
 
thuh
 
hehl
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intensifier)
a. qué diablos
What the hell is the secret ingredient?¿Qué diablos es el ingrediente secreto?
b. qué demonios
What the hell did you just say about my mother?¿Qué demonios dijiste sobre mi madre?
c. qué carajo
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
What the hell is this music?¿Qué carajo es esta música?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(why not)
a. qué diablos
Do I want a cookie for breakfast? What the hell!¿Quiero yo desayunar con una galleta? ¡Qué diablos!
b. qué demonios
I shouldn't skip work tomorrow, but what the hell.No debería faltar al trabajo mañana, pero qué demonios.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(exclamation)
a. qué diablos
Your daughter has been lying to you. - What the hell!Tu hija te ha estado mintiendo. - ¡Qué diablos!
b. qué demonios
Why are my keys in the bathroom? What the hell?¿Por qué están mis llaves en el baño? ¿Qué demonios?
c. qué carajo
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Why won't you leave me alone? What the hell?¿Por qué no me dejas en paz? ¿Qué carajo?
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