Quick answer
"World" is a noun which is often translated as "el mundo", and "hello" is an interjection which is often translated as "hola". Learn more about the difference between "world" and "hello" below.
world(
wuhrld
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (planet)
a. el mundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are more than seven billion people in the world.Hay más de siete mil millones de personas en el mundo.
2. (realm)
a. el mundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After graduation, she plans on entering the business world.Después de graduación, ella planea entrar en el mundo de los negocios.
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hello(
heh
-
lo
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (greeting)
a. hola
Hello! How is everything?¡Hola! ¿Cómo te va todo?
2. (used to answer the telephone)
a.
Hello. Who is calling?Sí. ¿Quién es?
b. hola
Hello. - Hi, it's Ricardo.Hola. - Hola, soy Ricardo.
c. diga
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Hello. - Hi. Is Maria there?Diga. - Hola. ¿Se encuentra María?
d. aló (Southern Cone)
Hello. Who is this?Aló. ¿Quién es?
e. bueno
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Hello? I can't hear you.¿Bueno? No te escucho.
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