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The characters in the title are, FWIK, all exclamatory sentence-final particles, though I'm not too sure about ei. So I was wondering what the difference was between the three. Is there a difference in the first place? And if so, what is it?

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    诶 is what the Canadians put at the end of all their sentences. – user3306356 Aug 28 '14 at 9:03
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哦 (Ò), I see!

哦 (O), is that really so?

喔 (Ō), I see!

诶 (唉, Āi), good heavens!

啊 (Á), you are kidding me, right?

啊 (Ǎ), is that really so?

啊 (À), OK.

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In Mainland Simplified Chinese.

啊:Oh

This is the most frequently used word.You can say it exactly the pronunciation of the word. and other three words can be used in writing.It's weird in speaking.

哦:Oh well,I see

(Some people will think you don't have interest in what he just said if you response a "哦" with nothing,incoming 哦 will piss him off soon)。

喔:1:Oh,2: a cock's crow(literally chicken)

Often use it to express accent. e.g. 好,accent edition:好喔。

You can see it more in old novels。can be replaced by 哎.

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