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"Whew" is an interjection which is often translated as "uf", and "phew" is an interjection which is also often translated as "uf". Learn more about the difference between "whew" and "phew" below.
whew(
whyu
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express relief or fatigue)
a. uf
Whew! It's good to rest after a long day of walking.¡Uf¡ Es bueno descansar después de un día largo caminando.
2. (used to express surprise)
a. vaya
That is a giant bruise. Whew!Ese moretón es gigante. ¡Vaya!
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phew(
fyu
)
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 express relief)
a. uf
Phew! That was a close shave!¡Uf! ¡Por poco!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express discomfort)
a. uf
Phew! It's hot in here!¡Uf! ¡Qué calor hace aquí!
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