What is an interjection


What is an interjection?

Interjection is a Chinese vocabulary, grammar terminology. Sigh, call, answer the word. Our common interlocutions are haha, alas, ah, huh, meh, ohh, cough, oh, hey, uh, hey and so on.


Interjection can be expressed in surprise, praise, complain, sigh and other feelings, call, response role. Interjection is very independent, it is not combined with other words, it does not act as a sentence component, can become a separate sentence, either in front of the sentence or behind, there are some pause before and after it. E.g:

Oh, you go to school You try it, huh!

The use of interjection is mainly:

① Into a sentence, constitute non-predicate sentence. Such as: “Hey! What are you doing?”

② as an insert language. Such as: “look back, oh, the mountains of the leaves.” Interjections sometimes used for other words, as a sentence component. Such as “mouth open, as if shouting ‘ah'” (use as a noun, as an object), “He hastily ‘ah’ s cry” (use as a verb, as the central term of the predicate), ” ‘Voice’ (to use as an onomatopoeia, attributive), “People laugh and laugh” (use as an adjective, adverbial), “he hurt straight out” (use as an onomatopoeia, complement). Interjections sometimes used in conjunction, said the sigh to strengthen or repeatedly the call, answer. Such as: “hey, how to engage, oh, oh, look, all mess.”

Sometimes the same interjection to read different tones, they said different meaning.

For example: ah (ā)! Really good wow! (Table praise)

Ah (á)? So fast? (Table surprised or do not know)

Do not cry, ah (á)! (Table questioning)

Ah (ǎ)! So ah! (Table special surprise or wake up)


Interjection from the functional point of view can be divided into the following categories:

① expressed surprise, praise the interjection

Expressed surprise in Chinese, praise the main interjections are:

Ah (Yin Ping) 咦 (Yang Ping) Hey (Yin Ping) Hi (Yin Ping) 嚯 (Yin Ping)

Scared (he Yin Ping) vomit (Yin Ping) vomit (Yang Ping, “so”) yo (Yin Ping)


咦? Still want me to teach you?

Hey! What are you afraid of? He saw the world more!

Yo! Pretty awesome!

嚯, your kid is really OK!

Vomit, it is you. Sorry to keep you waiting.

② said joy, ironic interjection are: ha ha hehe hehe


Haha, I finally learned to drive it!

Oh, he can go to college?

③ expressed sadness, regretful interjection are: alas (go to voice) hey hey (sound)


Alas, how good it would be to listen to you then!

Alas, sick for two months, the work was delayed.

Oh, I really do not know that he is for this thing!

Hey, you can be so confused wow!

④ said anger, despise the main interjection; 呸 啐 hum (he went to sound)


呸! You nonsense!

Well, you actually believe him?

啐, he came to this point completely blame yourself!

⑤ expressed dissatisfaction, dissent objections are mainly;

Alas (on the sound) Hi (go to [FS: PAGE] sound) 嚯 (go sound) scared (he sings)


Alas, I still disagree with his opinion!

Scared, how can you speak like this?

⑥ that wake up, clear interjection are: vomit (sound)

He snorted (Rhetoric) came from outside the door, feed the sound. (attribute)

He is awesome. He ached so badly. (complement)

Word shape

Interjections are special “shaped words” are “mouth” as the righteous character [4], phonetic notation, such as ah, oh, uh,yi and so on. Because of the annotation nature of interjection, there exists the problem of “one word and one tone”. For example, the interjection “Oh” and “Oh” have the same meaning and different meanings. This belongs to the alien category.

Some interjection writing lack of norms, the same interjection often have different forms of writing, easy to cause confusion, should try to use common wording, such as “Ah, Ah, Oh, 嗄” read a tone, now generally writing “ah “.

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