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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express uncertainty)
a. este
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What time are we meeting Jenna? - Uh... I'm not sure.¿A qué hora nos veremos con Jenna? - Este... no estoy segura.
b. esto
Regionalism used in Spain
Where's my coat? - Right here. Uh... maybe not.¿Dónde está mi abrigo? - Aquí. Esto... tal vez no.
2. (used to fill space in a conversation)
a. eh
What did you do last night? - Raymond and I, uh, went to the movies.¿Qué hiciste anoche? - Raymond y yo, eh, fuimos al cine.
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