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When disgusted by something people will usually say, 'ew, yuck!' or 'ew, gross.'

Is there an equivalent of 'ew' in Mandarin?

The only things I was able to find about it (here) - just explain what 'ew' means & when to use it, but I want to know if there is an equivalent.

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Good question. I can't recall any specific equivalent interjection. –  Stan Jun 20 at 3:21
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In my family, we usually say "Eee!肮脏!" (when we do say it in Mandarin). In English, I can't recall ever saying "Ew." Only "Eee" or "That's gross" or ... –  Quincunx Jun 20 at 7:00

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恶(e3) should be the one.
When feeling disgusted, in Chinese people would say a long 恶(e3), like eee3...

or 恶心(e3 xin1)as an adjective to mean disgusted, which literally means disgusted heart, or in English to have a disgusted heart (feeling) toward someone or something.

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+1, good one, but maybe dialect or gender relative. I've never heard it in Cantonese, and not very often from a man/boy from mainland. I subjectively consider it is more popular in Taiwan. –  Stan Jun 20 at 5:25
    
My feeling is mainlanders are generally more likely to describe it with e.g. 好恶心 than to just make a noise. –  Hugh Jun 27 at 0:17

Good question. Sound could vary depending on the region of China you live in. For Shanghai, it could be “犹(pronounce like English word you)”

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诶~~~ 三声 大概读出来是这个意思么~?应该发音差不多的~

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You'd better answer in English, if the question is posted by English. –  songyuanyao Jun 21 at 12:55

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