Chinese Interjection

Definition: A part of the speech that can express one emotion or a reaction independent. Although an interjection can form a complete sentence (that is to say, expressing a thought with no need of a subject and a verb), one can often also be inserted within a sentence, separated generally by commas of the rest of the sentence.

In Chinese Language the interjections are write same but the difference is that the pronunciation is different, the pronunciation varies if is surprise, questioning, answer or disbelief.

Interjection in Chinese

Expression English Chinese Pinyin
surprise or praise ah ! ā
question ah ? á
disbelief ah ǎ
answer or understanding ah à
dissastisfaction or reminding hey 哎 / 嗳 āi
emphasis hey ái
disagreement or denying hey 嗳 / 哎 ǎi
regret or disappointment hey 嗳 / 哎 / 唉 ài
surprise or complaining oh 哎呀 āiyā
surprise or agony ouch 哎哟 āiyō
triumphant or satisfaction ha ha
sadness or surprise uah hai
dissatisfaction or disbelief humph hēng
query hum Ń
understanding oh Ō
half belief half doubt what / oh Ó
discarding or scolding bah pēi
surprise wow wa
slight surprise I



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