Qing Wen – Excited about Exclamations (Part 4)

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Key Words/Phrases

hèng

Hmph

不满意,生气

bù mǎnyì, shēngqì

dissatisfied, angry

哼,我们走着瞧。

hèng, wǒmen zǒu zhe qiáo.

Hmph, let’s wait and see.

哼,没门。

hèng, méimén.

Hmph, there’s no way.

哼,你真讨厌。

hèng, nǐ zhēn tǎoyàn.

Hmph, you’re really awful.

哼,你骗人。

hèng, nǐ piànrén.

Hmph, you’re a liar.

女孩子经常撒娇,威胁男朋友。

nǚháizi jīngcháng sājiāo, wēixié nán péngyou.

Girls often act like a child and threaten their boyfriends.

expresses surprise or amazement, also used to express fear or disgust

咦,你今天不上班吗?

yí, nǐ jīntiān bù shàngbān ma?

Wha? You aren’t working today?

咦,这件事你怎么不知道啊?

yí, zhè jiàn shì nǐ zěnme bù zhīdào a?

Huh? How do you not know about this?

咦,你怎么也在这里?

yí, nǐ zěnme yě zài zhèlǐ?

Huh? Why are you here too?

咦,你刮胡子了。

yí, nǐ guā húzi le.

Whoa, you shaved your beard.

咦,真恶心!

yí, zhēn ěxīn!

Ew, that’s really disgusting.

咦,脏死了!

yí, zāng sǐ le!

Ew, it’s so dirty!

咦,臭死了!

yí, chòu sǐ le!

Ew, it stinks!

咦,这个鱼好腥!

yí, zhè gè yú hǎo xīng!

Ew, this fish smells so fishy!

e

expresses surprise (said quickly) or thinking (said slowly)

呃,你的包怎么这么重?

e, nǐ de bāo zěnme zhème zhòng?

Huh? Why is your bag so heavy?

呃,这么多人排队,我们还是走吧。

e, zhème duō rén páiduì, wǒmen háishì zǒu ba.

Huh? There are so many people in line. Let’s keep walking.

呃,不会吧,这么难看的裙子,你也要买。

e, bùhuì ba, zhème nánkàn de qúnzi, nǐ yě yào mǎi.

Huh? There’s no way you want to buy such an ugly skirt.

呃……我再想想。

e…… wǒ zài xiǎng xiang.

Hmm… I’ll think about it.

 

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