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Backformation from -aĉ-


  1. Used to express dismay at a bad or unfortunate situation. Translations vary according to context, and may include uh-oh, ugh, oh no, my goodness, yuck, and too bad, among others.
    Aĉ! Kio estas tiu fetoro?
    Good God! What is that stench?
    Aĉ! Vi malfeliĉiĝos!
    Uh-oh! You're in for it!
    Ĉu ni havos neatenditan ekzameneton?? Aĉ!
    We're having a pop quiz?? Oh no!
    , kion mi devas fari nun?
    Ugh, what am I supposed to do now?