An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to imitate a blow)
a. zas
We were sitting in the restaurant and wham!, a car crashed into the building.Estábamos sentados en el restaurante y ¡zas!, un coche chocó contra el edificio.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (hard blow)
a. el golpe fuerte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She got the bag of chips out of the vending machine with a wham.Sacó la bolsa de papas de la máquina expendedora con un golpe fuerte.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to collide)
a. pegar con fuerza
They whammed into the car when it braked suddenly.Pegaron el coche con fuerza cuando frenó bruscamente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to hit)
a. pegarle con fuerza a
The little boy whammed the table and started to cry.El niñito le pegó a la mesa con fuerza y empezó a llorar.
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wham [wæm]
wham! ¡zas!
golpe (m) resonante
transitive verb
golpear de modo resonante
he whammed the ball into the net
intransitive verb
to wham against/into sth chocar ruidosamente con algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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