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Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don't read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years.
Renzo Piano

Meaning of "eh" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EH

eh  [eɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Eh is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES EH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Eh

Eh is a spoken interjection in English that is similar in meaning to "Excuse me," "Please repeat that" or "huh?" It is also commonly used as a question tag, i.e., method for inciting a reply, as in "It's nice here, eh?" In North America, it is most commonly associated with Canada and Canadian English, and also Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Similar interjections exist in other languages, such as Armenian, Hokkien Chinese, Japanese, French, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Malay, Spanish, Persian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Korean and Catalan. The spelling of this sound in English is quite different from the common usage of these letters. The vowel is sounded in one of the continental manners, and the letter h is used to indicate that it is long, as though the origin of the spelling were German. It is an invariant question tag, unlike the "is it?" and "have you?" tags that have, with the insertion of not, different construction in positive and negative questions.

Definition of eh in the English dictionary

The definition of eh in the dictionary is an exclamation used to express questioning surprise or to seek the repetition or confirmation of a statement or question.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EH

egress
egression
egret
egurgitate

Synonyms and antonyms of eh in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «eh» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EH

Find out the translation of eh to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of eh from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «eh» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

eh
570 millions of speakers

English

eh
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

да
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

eh
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অঁ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hein
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Eh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eh
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

えっ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Eh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

eh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ம்ம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eh
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eh
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

eh
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

да
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

eh
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

eh
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eh
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

eh
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eh
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of eh

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EH»

The term «eh» is very widely used and occupies the 4.282 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «eh» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «eh» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about eh

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5 QUOTES WITH «EH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word eh.
1
Josh Lucas
I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn't say... eh, that's Josh Lucas.
2
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Because of that I don't care when I read in the newspaper that I am colourblind. I went through a red light in my car and I stopped when I before a green light. So I must be really colourblind, eh?
3
Renzo Piano
Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don't read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years.
4
Julius Schwartz
Many are the things I guess we'd like to go back in time and rectify the things we didn't do right, eh?
5
Rachel Stevens
I love going to my supermarket. Sounds so rock 'n' roll, eh?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EH»

Discover the use of eh in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to eh and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The U.S. of EH?: How Canada Secretly Controls the United ...
Canadians are peaceable, friendly, unassuming, and adorable.
Kerry Colburn, Rob Sorenson, 2012
2
Eh?
Sensitive and probing, this masterful play examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three remarkable women: a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother. ...a play and a production of a caliber rarely seen on the ...
Henry Livings, 1965
3
E.H. Weber on the Tactile Senses
The first edition of this book (E.H. Weber: The Sense of Touch, Academic Press, 1978) has long been out of print. But interest in Weber's work continues and this revised edition commemorates the bicentenary of his birth.
Ernst Heinrich Weber, Helen Elizabeth Ross, David J. Murray, 1996
4
E. H. Carr and International Relations: A Duty to Lie
In this 1998 book Charles Jones makes sense of Carr's distinctive form of realism by examining his rhetoric and the reciprocal relationship between theory and policy-making in his writings.
Charles Jones, 1998
5
Racism, Eh?: A Critical Inter-disciplinary Anthology of Race ...
However, the collection of articles in Racism, Eh? challenge these assertions and explore a range of surprisingly untouched, underlying racial issues that exist in our nation.
Charmaine Nelson, Camille Antoinette Nelson, 2004
6
Book of Curves
This book examines the shape of curves and their mathematical relationships.
E. H. Lockwood, 2007
7
Domestic Modernism, the Interwar Novel, and E.H. Young
This book provides an analytical model for reading a large body of modernist works by women.
Chiara Briganti, Kathy Mezei, 2006
8
Eh?
Both funny and satirical, we are taken through the lives of a group of friends threading through the 1970's and 1980's to the present day. Del Monte brilliantly evokes the essence of the late 20th century.
David Del Monté, 2012
9
E.H. Harriman: Railroad Czar
" Volume 1 of this two-volume biography includes Harriman's boyhood, early life and the founding of the first Boys? Club on the East Side of New York.
George Kennan, 2005
10
E.H. Harriman: Master Railroader
1) half title page 2) blank page 3) full title page 4) copyright page Do not put Lightning logo on cover A CD of the complete book is to be furnished to Beard Books upon proof approval.
Lloyd J. Mercer, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term eh is used in the context of the following news items.
1
UFC 189 'Embedded' video blog (Ep. 7): 'Not bad for scum, eh?'
No. 1-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contender, Rory MacDonald, is for all intents and purposes expressionless, ... «MMAmania.com, Jul 15»
2
With Davis Cup coming up, Vasek Pospisil to have "precautionary …
With Davis Cup coming up, Vasek Pospisil to have "precautionary" MRIs. Stephanie Myles. By Stephanie Myles 6 hours ago Eh Game · · · ·. «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
3
First Pan Am Games scofflaw charged for using mannequins
First Pan Am Games scofflaw charged for using mannequins. Andrew McKay. By Andrew McKay 16 hours ago Eh Game · · · · ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
4
A slow build, but, Pan American Games finally here
By Justin Robertson 12 hours ago Eh Game · · · ·. Canadian soccer Olympic medalist Erin McLeod holds the torch as she poses with PrideHouse ... «Yahoo Canada Sports, Jul 15»
5
Fan poll ranks Montreal Canadiens as top sports brand in Canada
Fan poll ranks Montreal Canadiens as top sports brand in Canada. Chris Zelkovich. By Chris Zelkovich 13 hours ago Eh Game · · · ·. View photo. «Yahoo Canada Sports, Jul 15»
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Link: When Calls the Heart the anti Game of Thrones
Diane is the founder of TV, eh? She loves books, movies, TV, science, space, traveling, theatre, art, cats, and drinking multiple beverages at the ... «TV, eh?, Jul 15»
7
JI photographer was within rights at fatal accident scene: EH police
EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Police Department has acknowledged that a Journal Inquirer photographer was within his rights to take ... «Journal Inquirer, Jul 15»
8
EH Smith builds on efficiency with Keyfuels card system08 July 2015
Such was the scope and flexibility of the Keyfuels option that, 18 months ago, EH Smith decided to move its entire 60-strong fleet to Keyfuels. «Transport Engineer, Jul 15»
9
Eh?: Weather stats
There were no daily temperature or precipitation records set during the month. The average temperature was 61.4 degrees, which is 1.3 ... «Duluth News Tribune, Jul 15»
10
How's it going, eh? CFL a good July alternative for American football …
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Thaddeus Gibson (9) sacks Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Zach Collaros, who played collegiate football at ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»

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