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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)
Um... I have no idea what you're talking about.Este... no tengo ni idea de lo que estás hablando.
b. esto
Regionalism used in Spain
I'm sorry. I, um, forgot to prepare my presentation for today.Lo siento. Esto... me olvidé de preparar mi presentación para hoy.
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um [ʌm]
(in hesitation) esto; (Esp) este; (LAm)
to um and err vacilar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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