哎呀

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin āiyā; āiyá
Zhuyin ㄞ ㄧㄚ ;5 ㄞ ㄧㄚˊ
IPA (key) /ˀaɪ̯⁵⁵ ya;⁵⁵ ˀaɪ̯⁵⁵ i̯a̠³⁵/

Interjection[edit]

哎呀 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin āiyā; āiyá)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) ah; oh

Usage notes[edit]

Used to express surprise or blame