Interjection

French interjection / exclamation

An interjection or exclamation is the utterance of a particular sound, word or phrase to express an emotion. In most languages, interjections are used in isolation, meaning that they have no grammatical relationship with surrounding words.

For example

  • Hé !  - Hey!
  • Oh !  - Oh!
  • Aïe !  - Ouch!
  • Beurk !  - Yuck!

Real words and expressions can also be used as interjections:

  • Ça alors !  - Good grief! 
  • Eh bien !  - Indeed!
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