uf(
oof
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express relief)
a. phew
¡Uf! Eso estuvo cerca. Por poco y perdemos el tren.Phew! That was close. We almost missed the train.
2. (used to express annoyance)
a. ugh
Acabo de hablar con Laura. Dice que fue ella la que se comió tu tiramisú - ¡Uf! Lo sabía. Es que esa niña no respeta nada.I just talked to Laura. She says she ate your tiramisu. - Ugh! I knew it. That girl has no boundaries.
b. oof (unpleasant surprise)
¿El arroz con mariscos cuesta $30? Uf, creo que mejor pido la hamburguesa.The seafood rice is $30? Oof, maybe I’ll just get the burger.
3. (used to express tiredness)
a. phew
¡Uf! Qué cansado que estoy. - Bueno, corriste diez millas hoy.Phew! I'm so tired. - Well, you did run 10 miles today.
4. (used to express repugnance)
a. ugh
Uf, ¿qué rayos es ese olor? ¿Son tus pies?Ugh, what the hell is that smell? Is it your feet?
b. ew
Esto es tiburón fermentado. Es considerado una exquisitez en Islandia. - ¡Uf! ¡Qué asco! Aleja eso de mí.This is fermented shark. It's considered a delicacy in Iceland. - Ew! That's gross! Get that away from me.
c. yuck
¡Uf! ¡Carlos! ¡Deja de sacarte los mocos con el dedo!Yuck! Carlos! Quit picking your nose!
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uf
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡uf!phew!
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