15 Most Common Interjections
Dodane przez Tomasz H. 1 października 2014 w kategorii: Język angielski, Leksyka, Porady ogólne
Interjection is a word that is used to show a short sudden expression of emotion. There're many interjections, our list shows the most common.
used to express understanding, pleasure, pain, surprise, or the fact that you have noticed something
Ah, I see.
Ah, John, how wonderful to see you!
Ah, what a lovely baby!
used to express surprise or confusion, to ask someone to repeat what they have said, or as a way of getting someone to give some type of reaction to a statement that you have made
"Did you hear what I said?" "Eh? Say it again."
What do you think of that, eh?
used to express sadness or feeling sorry about something
"Will you be able to come tomorrow?" "Alas, no."
Alas, he's dead now.
I love volleyball but, alas, I have no talent as a player.
used as an informal greeting, usually to people who you know
Hi, how are you doing?
Hi, how are you?
something you say when you pause while talking or when you are uncertain
"Which one do you like best?" "Hmm. I'm not sure."
Hmm, I'm still not convinced.
used as a way of attracting someone's attention, sometimes in a way that is not very polite
Hey, are you guys coming to party?
Hey! What are you doing with my bike!
the sound that people often make when they pause in the middle of what they are saying or pause before they speak, often because they are deciding what to say
Santiago is the capital of...er...Chile.
"Is she handsome?" "Er, well - she's not exactly handsome."
used to express different emotions, such as surprise, disappointment, and pleasure, often as a reaction to something someone has said
used with other expressions of disappointment, sadness, anger
introduces an idea that you have just thought of, or something that you have just remembered
Is that for me? Oh, you're so kind!
Oh dear, what a mess!
Oh, and don't forget to lock the car.
used to show that you think a person or statement is stupid, or that something is obvious
Duh, of course I know what is the capital of France!
Duh, what is he talking about?
used to express sudden physical pain
Ouch, that hurts!
used in writing to represent the sound that people sometimes make when they are thinking what to say next
It's not too far - it's about, uh, five miles from here.
sed in writing to represent the sound that people sometimes make in order to agree with or show understanding of something that has just been said
"Did you hear what I just said?" "Uh-huh."
"Shall we go?" "Uh-huh."
used in writing to represent the sound that people make when they are pausing or deciding what to say next
"So what did you talk about?" "Um, I don't remember."
is an indication of feeling underwhelmed or disappointed
Feh, I didn't expect that they loose the match...
calls for quiet
a sound made to get someone's attention, especially without other people noticing
Psst, be quiet!
Psst, what's the time?