Quick answer
"What the hell" is a phrase which is often translated as "qué diablos", and "oh" is an interjection which is often translated as "oh". Learn more about the difference between "what the hell" and "oh" below.
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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oh(
o
)
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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