Quick answer
"Wow" is an interjection which is often translated as "guau", and "ironic" is an adjective which is often translated as "irónico". Learn more about the difference between "wow" and "ironic" below.
wow(
wau
)
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)
(expressing surprise or approval)
a. guau
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Wow! What a party!¡Guau! ¡Qué fiesta!
b. vaya
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Wow! You're really smart!¡Vaya! ¡Qué inteligente eres!
c. hala
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Wow! Look at that double rainbow.¡Hala! Mira ese arco iris doble.
d. anda
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Wow! That movie was better than I expected.¡Anda! Esa película estuvo mejor de lo que esperaba.
e. órale
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Wow! Café Tacuba is playing the Foro Sol on Friday.¡Órale! Café Tacuba va a tocar el viernes en el Foro Sol.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to impress)
a. cautivar
Cirque du Soleil will wow you.Te va a cautivar el Cirque du Soleil.
b. sorprender
The hotel staff wowed us with their attentiveness.El personal del hotel nos sorprendió con lo atento que era.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (a striking success)
a. el exitazo
(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).
Critics agreed that the band's set at the music festival was a wow.Los críticos estaban de acuerdo que la actuación de la banda en el festival de música fue un exitazo.
4. (sound distortion)
a. la distorsión de tono
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Digital processing can help eliminate wow from recordings.El procesamiento digital puede ayudar a eliminar las distorsiones de tono en las grabaciones.
b. el bajón de volumen
(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).
You can hear the wow in some of his first records.Se puede oír el bajón de volumen en algunos de sus primeros discos.
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ironic(
ay
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ra
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nihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sarcastic)
a. irónico
Frank wrote a biting, ironic editorial in the newspaper.Frank escribió una editorial mordaz e irónica en el periódico.
2. (unexpected)
a. irónico
How ironic that you should ask me for a dollar. I just found one on the ground.Qué irónico que me pidas un dólar. Acabo de encontrarme uno en el suelo.
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