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In Chinese, we use informal interjections in many situations to express how we feel before we start a sentence. Some words may be confusing to non-native Chinese speakers. In this article, we will look at 啊, 哎, 唉, 哎呀, and 噢 .

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM
Comments · 4

I have seen all of these before, but I didn't know the meanings in detail. Thank you for the article! What are the differences between 哦、喔、and 噢?

May 12, 2014

Thank you so much!  This is great and extremely helpful... I have heard some of these in conversation, but never seen a detailed explanation with tones and meanings.

December 30, 2014

谢谢您, 我正好找了这些字

May 15, 2014

@ JasmineEnglishTime: Hi Jasmine, thank you for your interest in my article. Italki just publised my second part for Chinese Informal Interjections. And I did a video about all these words. I will post it here after I uploaded to youtube. When you learn to understand these injections, try not to care about the characters, but to understand its tones, and its meaning in it. When you watch the video, you will find it easier to understand :)

May 14, 2014
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