ay, caramba

ay, caramba(
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rahm
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bah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express displeasure)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. darn
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Aún queda una semana para volver a ver mi serie favorita. ¡Ay, caramba, no sé si podré esperar tanto tiempo!There's still a week left before I can see my favorite TV series again. Darn, I don't know if I can wait that long!
b. oh dear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Ay, caramba! ¿Qué te sucedió?Oh dear! What happened to you?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express surprise)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. wow
¡Ay, caramba! ¡Luces fantástica con ese vestido!Wow, you look wonderful in that dress!
b. good heavens
¡Ay, caramba, si son ustedes! Pero, pasen, pasen. Pensé que era el cartero o alguien.Good heavens, it's you! Please, come in. I thought it was the postman or someone else.
c. boy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Ay, caramba! ¡Es la mejor pizza que comí en años!Boy, that's the best pizza I've had in years!
d. jeez
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Ay, caramba! ¡Qué fila tan larga!Jeez, that's a long line!
e. blimey
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡Ay, caramba! ¡Qué muchacho tan lindo!Blimey, that boy's gorgeous!
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