哎: meaning, pronunciation, examples, strokes

1. What does 哎 mean in English?

哎 (Chinese PinYin: āi / ái / ǎi / ài) means hey, ouch, why or oh in mandarin Chinese. It is a polysemous word and polyphonic character, it has different tones to express different meanings.

level tone (平声): āi – (1) to express surprise; (2) to express dissatisfaction; (3) to call someone;
rising tone (上声): ái – (1) to express surprise; (3) be aware of something suddenly;
falling tone (去声): ǎi – (1) to express dissatisfaction or disagreement;
entering tone (入声): ài – (1) unhappy and worried because something unpleasant or disappointing has happened; (2) to answer or response to someone; (3) to agree with someone or agree on something.

2. How to pronounce 哎 ?

Chinese Pinyin: [āi]

Pronunciation example: Please click to play the below audio.

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3. Synonyms And Antonyms of 哎

Synonyms (同义词): 啊, 哟, 唷, 呀,

Antonyms (反义词): (None)

4. What are the fixed expression, collocations and idioms that contains 哎

Fixed expression (固定搭配): 哎呀, 哎哟, 哎呦, 哎唷, 哎也,

Collocations (词语连用): 哎呀呀, 哎妈呀,

Idioms (成语): (None)

5. How to use 哎 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences containing 哎.

5.1 “哎”叹词。可以读成不同声调以表示答应、惊讶、提醒、否定、悔恨、叹息等。

English: 哎 is an interjection, it has different tones to express different meanings including: agreement, surprise, reminding, denial, remorse and sighing.

5.2 哎,这就对了!

English: Hey, that’s right

5.3 哎,你怎么不早说!

English: Hey, you should have said it earlier!

5.4 哎,小声点

English: Hey, keep quiet!

5.5 哎,大婶,我们回头再来看你 .

English: Hey, Aunt, we will come back to see you later.

5.6 哎! 我在给病人换药,一会儿就来.

English: Yes, I am changing the dressing for a patient, coming soon.

5.7 哎!原来是这样

English: Oh, I see.

5.8 哎,你怎么没来呢!

English: Hey, why didn’t you come?

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