50 Japanese Interjections You Should Use: Part2
What kind of interjections do you usually use in Japanese? I’m going to introduce 50 Japanese interjections(Part2) you should be using in ordinal conversations with native speakers! Let’s get started!
When You Are Happy
うーん (u-n) / ふーん (fu-n)
“うーん / ふーん” means “Hmmm” and which has been used when you are thinking something while talking to someone or even you are thinking something by yourself.
“ねぇ” means “Hey” and which has been used when you call somebody who you get along with. And you could use “ねぇねぇ” as well. “ねぇ” and “ねぇねぇ” is pretty casual so, don’t use them to your boss.
やったー (yatta-), よっしゃー (yossya-) / 万歳 (banzai), いえーい (ie-i) / わーい (wa-i)
Yay / Hooray / Woohoo
“やったー(よっしゃー), 万歳（いえーい）！ and わーい” means “Yay, Hooray and Woohoo” and which has been used when you are happy and excited. Both men and women can use “やったー, 万歳！ and わーい”, however, よっしゃー has been used for men.
うわ〜 (uwa-) / あ〜 (a-)
“うわ〜 / あ〜” means “Ugh” and which has been used when you get annoyed, feel bored and lazy etc…
げっ (ge) / おえっ (oe) / きもい (kimoi)
Yuck / Eww
“げっ, おえっ and きもい” means “Yuck, Ew and Eww” and which have been used when you look at things which are gross or when you smell something which totally stinks or when you eat something which was rotten.