Qing Wen – Excited about Exclamations! (Part 1)

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Key Words/Phrases:

叹词

tàncí

exclamation

啊,这里真漂亮!

à, zhèlǐ zhēn piàoliang!

Oh! It’s really pretty here.

表示赞叹。

biǎoshì zàntàn.

Expresses admiration, praise

啊,真香!

à, zhēn xiāng!

Oh! it smells really good!

啊,下雪了!

à, xiàxuě le!

Oh! It’s snowing!

啊,有鬼!

à, yǒu guǐ!

Ah! A ghost!

啊,有老鼠!

à, yǒu lǎoshǔ!

Ah! A rat!

啊,吓死我了!

à, xià sǐ wǒ le!

Ah! You scared me!

啊?怎么会这样!

ǎ? zénme huì zhèyàng!

What? How can this be?

啊?一杯咖啡要五十块,这么贵!

ǎ? yī bēi kāfēi yào wǔshí kuài, zhème guì!

What? One cup of coffee is fifty kuai! It’s so expensive!

啊?你又换工作了。

ǎ? nǐ yòu huàn gōngzuò le.

What? You changed jobs again.

啊?你说什么?

á? nǐ shuō shénme?

Huh? What did you say?

哎,唉

āi, āi

similar to ”hey“; used to express exasperation; used to express understanding

引起对方注意。

yǐnqǐ duìfāng zhùyì.

To get the attention of someone you’re speaking to.

哎,你在忙什么啊?

ái, nǐ zài máng shénme a?

Hey, what are you doing?

哎,你现在有空吗?

ái, nǐ xiànzài yǒukòng ma?

Hey, are you free now?

哎,先生,这里有人吗?

ái, xiānsheng, zhèlǐ yǒu rén ma?

Hey, sir, is there somebody here?

哎,小姐,这里有人吗?

ái, xiǎojie, zhèlǐ yǒu rén ma?

Hey, miss, is there somebody here?

哎,你是哪里人啊?

ái, nǐ shì nǎlǐ rén a?

Hey, where are you from?

哎,小姐,你的东西掉了。

ài, xiǎojie, nǐ de dōngxi diào le.

Hey, miss, something of yours fell.

哎,你怎么能这么说?

ài, nǐ zěnme néng zhème shuō?

Hey, how can you say this?

哎,你怎么能插队?

ài, nǐ zěnme néng chāduì?

Hey, what are you doing cutting in line?

哎,你怎么能打女人?

ài, nǐ zěnme néng dǎ nǚrén?

Hey, how can you hit a lady?

哎,你怎么随地吐痰?

ài, nǐ zěnme suídì tǔtán?

Hey, how can you just spit wherever you want?

哎,无聊死了。

ài, wúliáo sǐ le.

Man, I’m so bored.

哎,分手吧。

ài, fēnshǒu ba.

Oh, let’s break up.

哎,算了算了。

ài, suàn le suàn le.

Oh, forget it. Forget it.

哎,真可惜。

ài, zhēn kěxī.

Oh, that’s really unfortunate.

哎,怎么还没下班?

ài, zěnme hái méi xiàbān?

Oh, how can you still not have gotten off of work?

哎,我知道了。

ài, wǒ zhīdào le.

Okay, I got it.

哎,好的。

ài, hǎo de.

Okay, good.

哎,我马上就来。

ài, wǒ mǎshàng jiù lái.

Okay, I’ll be there soon.

used to express admiration and astonishment, “wow”, “whoa”

哇,Connie真漂亮!

wā, Connie zhēn piàoliang!

Whoa! Connie’s really pretty!

哇,你们太聪明了!

wā, nǐmen tài cōngming le!

Whoa! You’re so smart!

哇,太好了!

wā, tài hǎo le!

Whoa! So great!

哇塞

wāsāi

another version of 哇 popular in HK and Taiwan

来自于港台。

láizì yú Gǎng Tái.

It came from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

啊,太棒了!

à, tài bàng le!

Oh, that’s great!

啊?这么贵!

ǎ? zhème guì!

What? It’s so expensive.

哎,你是上海人吗?

ái, nǐ shì Shànghǎirén ma?

Hey, are you Shanghainese?

哎,你怎么这么没礼貌?

ài, nǐ zěnme zhème méi lǐmào?

Hey, how can you be so rude?

哎,没办法啊。

ài, méi bànfǎ a.

Man, there’s nothing I can do.

哎,我知道了。

ài, wǒ zhīdào le.

Okay, I got it.

哇,太好了!

wā, tài hǎo le!

Wow! So great!

哇,podcast结束了!

wā, podcast jiéshù le!

Whoa! The podcast is over!

哇,放假了!

wā, fàngjià le!

Whoa! It’s holiday time!

啊,我的女儿好可爱!

à, wǒ de nǚér hǎo kě ài!

Oh! My daughter is so cute!

啊,蛇!

à, shé!

Ah! A snake!

啊,你不喜欢吃肉?

ǎ, nǐ bù xǐhuan chī ròu?

What? You don’t like to eat meat?

哎,你有男朋友吗?

ái, nǐ yǒu nán péngyou ma?

Hey, do you have a boyfriend?

哎,你怎么不给老人让座?

ài, nǐ zěnme bù gěi lǎorén ràngzuò?

Hey, why don’t you give the old person your seat?

哎,你怎么喝冰水?

ài, nǐ zěnme hē bīngshuǐ?

Hey, why are you drinking water?

哇,这么大一个汉堡。

wā, zhème dà yī gè hànbǎo.

Whoa! Such a big hamburger!

哇,你这么会喝酒。

wā, nǐ zhème huì hējiǔ.

Whoa! You can really drink!

哇塞,又有大美女来找你了。

wāsāi, yòu yǒu dàměinǚ lái zhǎo nǐ le.

Whoa-ho! There’s a pretty girl looking for you again.

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