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If I were to write "aiyaa, 这是太贵了!“

Wondering how to show exasperation in writing? Or how to write the aiyaa?

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    Āiyā is 哎呀 :) . – Ming Jun 3 '14 at 0:16
  • FYI, in Cantonese it is 哎吔. – OmniBus Aug 25 '19 at 7:04
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You can just say 哎呀,太贵了! to express the meaning.

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汗 is also an awesome nonvocal way to express exasperation in written Chinese.

CC-CEDICT:

3 to be speechless (out of helplessness, embarrassment etc) (Internet slang used as an interjection)

You could totally write: "汗, 太贵了!"

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哎呀!

Is how you write Āiyā! in Chinese.

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