English version

oh

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishohoh /əʊ $ / interjection 🔊 🔊 1 ATTENTIONused when you want to get someone’s attention or continue what you are saying 🔊 Oh, look, I think that’s Harry over there. 🔊 Milk, cereal, juice – oh, and put lettuce on the list too.2 used when you are giving an answer to a question 🔊 ‘Have you met his wife?’ ‘Oh, yes, I know her quite well.’ 🔊 ‘I hope Jenny won’t be angry.’ ‘Oh, no, don’t worry about that.’oh, okay/all right 🔊 ‘Can you lend me ten pounds?’ ‘Oh, all right, but only until tomorrow.’3 PAUSEused to make a slight pause when you are speaking 🔊 I met your friend in town, oh, what’s her name?4 FEEL HAPPY/FRIGHTENED/BORED ETCused to show that you are very happy, angry, disappointed etc about something 🔊 Oh, aren’t those flowers gorgeous! 🔊 Oh, how awful! 🔊 Oh, no! I’ve left my keys in the car!oh, good/great 🔊 Oh, good, you’re still here.oh, God/oh, dear etc 🔊 Oh, God, I forgot all about it! 🔊 Oh, well, never mind.5 NOT KNOWused to show that you are surprised about something 🔊 ‘Frances has left her husband, you know.’ ‘Oh, has she?’ 🔊 Oh, I didn’t know that.
Examples from the Corpus
ohOh, and don't forget to turn off the lights on your way out.She's worked there for, oh, around twelve years.Oh, be quiet!Oh, what a great idea!
OHOHthe written abbreviation of Ohio
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