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]
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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.
English: 哎 is an interjection, it has different tones to express different meanings including: agreement, surprise, reminding, denial, remorse and sighing.
English: Hey, that’s right
English: Hey, you should have said it earlier!
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.
English: Oh, I see.
English: Hey, why didn’t you come?
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