25 Useful Interjections In Spanish You Should Know

Interjections are usually words or short phrases that express a certain emotion depending on the intonation. These emotions can include a variety of feelings like excitement, approval, disapproval, disappointment or surprise. Here are 25 useful interjections you should know in Spanish. These are a great addition to your everyday speech and will help you spice up your conversational skills as well. In addition, these interjections can be a helpful response or be used as a reaction to show that you understand what the speaker is saying and  will make you sound more like a native. 

Note that interjections commonly use formal and informal command forms as well as nouns and adjectives. Since they are interjections or exclamations, they are normally written with exclamation points.  Ojo: in Spanish the letter ‘h’ is always silent and you need to use an exclamation point (¡!) at the beginning AND end of the phrase.

Common Interjections Interjecciones comunes

Attention! Careful!



¡Olé! ¡Bravo!



Check it out! Take a look!


Come on!

¡Ándale! ¡Dale! ¡Vamos! ¡Vámonos! ¡Venga!






¡Socorro! ¡Auxílio!



I hope (so)!



¡Híjole! ¡Vaya!




¡Mira! ¡Mire!

My goodness!

¡Madre mía! ¡Dios mío!

No way! Nonsense!

¡Qué va!



Of course! Sure!


Oh! Ouch!


Ow! Ouch!




Stop! Halt!


That’s it!

¡Eso es!

Wow! (Dog: Woof! = Guau)

¡Guau¡ ¡!Anda! ¡Órale! ¡Vaya!



Ok! Sounds good!



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