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Chinese Grammar: How To Use Exclamations

People use exclamations to express thoughts, passions or emotions.

Examples:

  • How terrible!
  • What an excellent show!

Notes:

  • As we see below, these sentences express a strong emotion; Chinese people use exclamation with the same purpose.
  • Many exclamation sentences contain the symbol 口 - Kǒu in Chinese language

The most common word to express exclamation are:

EnglishChinesePinyin
Ha!
Grrr...!Xià
Wow!Wa
Hey!Hēi
Hello!Hāi
Si!Ya
Bah!Pēi
Oh!Ó
Ah!ēn
Ay!Āi
Eh!Éi
Hmmm!Mm(nasal)

Examples:

Very funny, Haha!

非常有趣的,哈哈!

Fēicháng yǒuqù de, hāhā!

Wow!, very awesome.

哇!,非常真棒.

Wa!, fēicháng zhēn bàng.

Grrr...! I'm very angry...

吓...!我很生氣 ...

Xià...! Wǒ hěn shēngqì...

Ay!, It hurts me.

唉!,它傷害了我.

Āi!, Tā shānghài le wǒ.

Hey!, Listen me.

嘿!,聽我的.

Hēi! , Tīng wǒ de.


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