How do you say "waaa~" in chinese? Woooaaaaaa~

To express being dazed by awe. I know 哇 exists but I'm not sure how to exaggerate it.

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    You can use punctuation, e.g. "哇~~~~~~!" ; " "哇!!!!!!!!!!"; "哇........!"
    – Tang Ho
    Apr 29, 2022 at 15:36
  • do it this way will be exaggerated enough: 卧槽
    – Weilory
    Apr 29, 2022 at 15:54

2 Answers 2

  • 哇噢 (噢 and 哦 can be used interchangeably here)
  • 哇噢噢噢噢… (add more 噢 for exaggeration)


In the search result of 哇噢噢噢 on Weibo, many example sentences can be found. Here is one example:

哇噢噢噢恐怖片爱好者狂喜!(Woooow, horror lovers being ecstatic!)

  • Do you have examples of these being used in online messaging or in novels by natives?
    – minseong
    Apr 30, 2022 at 10:50
  • @theonlygusti You can find examples in my updated answer. 哇噢噢噢 is an informal expression commonly used online, but I didn't see good examples in novels.
    – kyc
    Apr 30, 2022 at 15:08

Wowwwww is not commonly used in chinese conversation
But you can use 哇塞(wasai)(with the syllable "ai" stretched out) or simply type "ohhhhhhhhhhhh" on the internet.

  • 哇塞 has a more exaggerated tone than "Wowwwww". Instead, "哇噢" may be a closer expression in tone.
    – r13
    May 1, 2022 at 18:51

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