aúpa

aúpa(
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pah
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
1. (used when picking up a child)
a. upsy-daisy
"¡Aúpa!" dijo Patricia cuando alzó a su bebé y lo arropó en la cama."Upsy-daisy!" said Patricia as she picked up her baby and tucked him in.
b. ups-a-daisy
¿Quieres que te suba al tobogán? ¡Aúpa!Do you want me to put you on the slide? Ups-a-daisy!
c. upsadaisy
¡Aúpa! Ven que te voy a cambiar el pañal.Upsadaisy! Let's go change your diaper.
2. (used by a child who wants to be picked up)
a. up
"¡Aúpa, mami!" le dijo la niñita a su mamá."Up, Mommy!" said the little girl to her mother.
3. (used to cheer on)
a. come on
¡Aúpa! ¡200 metros más y llegamos a la cima de la montaña!Come on! 200 meters more and we'll have reached the peak of the mountain!
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aúpa
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
1. (general)
a.
¡aúpa!get up!
2. (¡viva!)
a.
¡aúpa (el) Atleti!up the Athletic!
3. (colloquial)
a.
una comida de aúpaa brilliant meal
4. (colloquial)
a.
un susto de aúpaa hell of a fright
aúpa
interjection
(al levantar a un niño) up!; upsadaisy!; (para animar) up!; come on!
¡aúpa Toboso! up Toboso!
adjective
una función de aúpa a slap-up do (familiar); una paliza de aúpa a good thrashing (familiar); una tormenta de aúpa a hell of a storm (familiar); es de aúpa it's absolutely awful
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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