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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express sympathy)
a. ay
Aw, sweetie; did you get a boo-boo? Let me put a Band-aid on it.Ay, cariño; ¿te hiciste una cortadita? Déjame que te ponga una curita.
b. oh
Aw, that poor cat is stuck in the tree!Oh, ¡ese pobre gato no puede bajar del árbol!
2. (used to express disappointment)
a. ay
Aw, shoot. They're closed today. We'll have to find another restaurant.¡Ay, caramba! Hoy está cerrado. Tendremos que buscar otro restaurante.
b. oh
Aw, we're all out of salt. I guess we'll have to eat the popcorn plain.Oh, no nos queda nada de sal. Supongo que tendremos que comer las palomitas sin nada.
c. vaya
Aw, there's no chocolate left!¡Vaya, no queda chocolate!
3. (used to express endearment)
a. ay
I brought you some flowers. - Aw, that's so sweet of you!Te traje unas flores. - Ay, ¡qué amable!
b. ah
Aw, you washed all the dishes for me. Thank you!Ah, me lavaste todos los platos. ¡Gracias!
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aw [ɔː]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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