opa
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opa(
oh
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pah
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express surprise or attention)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
(River Plate)
a. oops
¡Opa! ¡No esperaba verte hoy aquí!Oops! I didn't expect to see you here today!
b. whoops
¡Opa! ¡Cuidado con el escalón!Whoops! Watch your step!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(silly)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. stupid
Es muy opa, se enfadó porque no lo invitaron a su fiesta sorpresa.He's plain stupid. He got upset because he wasn't invited to his surprise party.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(silly person)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. dummy
Oí a esas dos opas hablando mal de mí a mis espaldas.I heard those two dummies talking badly about me behind my back.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
4. (public purchase offer)
a. takeover bid
Para ganar la opa, nuestra compañía tendrá que emitir más acciones a los accionistas que a la competencia.To win the takeover bid, our company will have to issue more shares to the shareholders than to our competitors.
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OPA
[ˈopa]
feminine noun (abrev de oferta pública de adquisición)
1. takeover bid
  • O. hostil hostile takeover bid
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opa
adjective
(And) (Arg)
1 (sordomudo) deaf and dumb
2 (tonto) stupid; (retrasado) mentally retarded
(tonto) idiot
opa
interjection
(Arg) stop it!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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