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aye
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This word may also be spelled "ay."
aye(
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(used to express affirmation) (United Kingdom)
a.
Are you bringing the wee one? — Aye, my son's coming.¿Traes al pequeñito? — Sí, viene mi hijo.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(nautical)
a. a la orden
Strike the mainsail! — Aye, captain.¡Arriar la vela mayor! — A la orden, mi capitán.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (voting)
a. a favor (adverb)
Almost no one else voted aye, but I had to stand up for my principles.Casi nadie más votó a favor, pero tenía que defender mis principios.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(forever) (United Kingdom)
a. siempre
The glory of our land shall endure for ever and aye.La gloria de nuestra tierra perdurará por siempre jamás.
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aye [aɪ]
adverb
especially (Scot) (North)
aye, aye sir! sí, mi capitán
noun
(m)
to vote aye votar sí; the ayes have it se ha aprobado la moción; there were 50 ayes and 3 noes votaron 50 a favor y 3 en contra
aye [aɪ]
adverb
for ever and aye (Scot) por siempre jamás
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ay
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ay(
ay
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express pain)
a. ow
¡Ay! ¡Acabas de pisarme el pie!Ow! You just stepped on my foot!
b. ouch
¡Ay! ¡Cómo duele!Ouch! That really hurts!
2. (used to express dismay)
a. oh dear
¡Ay! Me han robado todo.Oh dear! All my things have been stolen.
b. jeez
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Ay! Me asustaste.Jeez! You scared me.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (sound)
a. cry
Su ay se oyó en todo el recinto.His cry could be heard everywhere.
b. moan
De repente, el perro soltó un ay de dolor.All of a sudden, the dog let out a painful moan.
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ay
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. groan
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡ay!ouch!
¡ay de ti si te cojo!heaven help you if I catch you!
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ay
interjection
1 (dolor) ow!; ouch!
2 (pena) oh!; oh dear!
¡ay de mí! whatever shall I do?; ¡ay del que lo haga! woe betide the man who does it!
3 (sorpresa) oh!; goodness!
(gemido) moan; groan; (suspiro) sigh; (grito) cry
un ay desgarrador a heartrending cry
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