You and your sister bought a gift for your mom's birthday, but you wrapped it at your house yesterday. You show her the ornately wrapped present on the way to the birthday party.
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People say "Ooh" when they're surprised by something, or when they suddenly notice something.
Ooh, I forgot to tell you: I'm going out of town next weekend.
Ooh, my back is sore!
You can use "Ooh!" for either positive or negative things. But there's another version of "Ooh" that's pronounced with a longer sound which has a completely positive meaning:
When you give someone or something a compliment, you don’t always need a complete sentence.
Sometimes people will say a short exclamation first, like ‘ooh!” or ‘wow!’
"Pretty" is similar to "beautiful" but it's not as strong. Things that you can describe as "pretty" include:
- a woman
- a baby
- women's clothing and accessories
- a painting
For more information about the differences between "pretty" and "beautiful", read this article: What's the difference between "beautiful", "pretty", "gorgeous", and "handsome"?