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āi

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āi Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
āi | ai1
English translation
hey!
(interjection used to attract attention or to express surprise or disapprobation)
interjection of surprise

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About āi

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Number of strokes

8

Traditional form

āi

Contains the radical

kǒu

Part of speech

Interjection / 叹词 tàn cí Tàn cí

Learning hint

mouth

Etymology of āi

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

口艾

Semantic compound

kǒu

Phonetic compound

ài

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. kǒu represents the meaning and ài represents the sound.

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Example sentences using āi

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tiān ! ” 哎哟 aī yō dōu shì 感叹词 gǎn tàn cí .

" Good Heavens! " and " Ouch ! " are interjections.

哎呀 aī yā , tiān , zǒu le .

Alas, my love, I must leave now.

哎呀 aī yā , 这种 zhè zhǒng 水果 shuǐguǒ zhēn tián !

Ah, this fruit is really sweet!

哎哟 aī yō ! zhēn téng ā .

Ouch! It really hurts.

哎哟 aī yō , zhēn téng ā !

Ow ! It really hurts!

Words with āi

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
āi hey! āi
哎呀 aī yā interjection of wonder, shock or admiration哎呀 aī yā
哎哟 aī yō hey哎喲

āi Decomposition & Compounds

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āi Decomposition

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