vaya
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vaya(
bah
-
yah
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (expressing surprise)
a. well
¡Vaya, mira quién ha venido!Well, look who has come!
2. (expressing admiration)
a. wow
¡Vaya! ¡Qué coche tan chévere se ha comprado!Wow! What a cool car he's bought for himself!
3. (expressing annoyance)
a. oh no
¡Vaya! Se me ha mojado el celular.Oh no! My cellphone got wet.
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vaya
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (expresa sorpresa)
a.
¡vaya!well!
¡vaya! ¡ tú por aquí!fancy seeing you here!
¡vaya, vaya! no me esperaba eso de tiwell, I certainly didn't expect that from you!
2. (expresa admiración)
a.
¡vaya moto!what a motorbike!
¡vaya si me gusta!you bet I like it!
3. (irónico)
a.
¡vaya (un) amigo!some friend he is!
4. (expresa contrariedad, disgusto)
a.
¡vaya!oh no!
¡vaya, me equivoqué otra vez!oh, no, I've got it wrong again!
¡vaya con la dichosa cuestecita!so much for this being a little hill!, some little hill this is!
¡vaya, hombre! para una vez que compro gambas, me las dan pasadascan you believe it o honestly, the one time I buy some prawns, they're off!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (bueno, bien)
a. not bad, O.K.
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vaya
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