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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used when picking up a child)
a. upsy-daisy!
"¡Upa, Sofía!" dijo su tía para subirla al columpio."Upsy-daisy, Sofia!" said her auntie to get her on the swing.
b. ups-a-daisy!
¡Upa! Yo te ayudo a alcanzar tu muñeca.Ups-a-daisy! I'll help you reach your doll.
c. upsadaisy!
La abuelita dijo, "¡upa, mi amor!", y puso a su nieto en la silla alta.The granny said, "upsadaisy, my love!, and put her grandson in his high chair.
2. (used by a child who wants to be picked up)
a. up!
¡Upa, papá! ¡Upa! No puedo caminar.Up, daddy! Up! I can't walk.
3. (used to cheer on)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. come on!
¡Upa! Síguele, que ya casi llegas.Come on! Keep going, you're almost there.
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