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Exclamations! In Esperanto?

Are there exclamations in Esperanto, like Geez or Gosh? Not so much curse words as much as things like "Oh man..." or "Umm..."

1 year ago

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There is a list of the official exclamations here

http://bertilow.com/pmeg/gramatiko/ekkrioj_sonimitoj/oficialaj_ekkrioj.html

And some unofficial exclamations and sounds here

http://bertilow.com/pmeg/gramatiko/ekkrioj_sonimitoj/neoficialaj_ekkrioj.html

Though you will need a reasonable knowledge of Esperanto to understand the explanations in some cases ( the site is entirely in Esperanto) but a lot of them are completely obvious regardless.

1 year ago

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"Ups" being used for "oops" was recently discussed somewhere on here. I've seen "ŭaŭ" for "wow" but I don't know if that's officially a word.

1 year ago

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Yeah, I've noticed how some of the interjections are just different phonetic spellings of of other language's interjections and with similar meanings.

1 year ago

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Here's a page that has some links to those kinds of words that you might find helpful: http://esperanto.stackexchange.com/questions/275/is-there-a-standard-reference-to-learn-interjections

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ricxjo_

That link is very helpful, thank you!

1 year ago
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