Russian Interjection

Definition: Parts of the speech that can independent express the emotion or a reaction. They are marked by a feature of intonation that is usually shown in writing by an exclamation point.

Note: We must keep in mind that an interjection can form a complete idea or a sentence.

The interjections are classified in:

Primary Interjection

These kinds of interjections derived from other words. Some examples are:
  • ah! ------------------> a! ---------> ah!
  • oh!, ouch! ---------> ой! -------> oĭ!
  • akh!, ugh! ---------> ах! --------> ah!
  • aha! ----------------> ага! -------> aga!

Secondary Interjection

These kinds of interjections derived from other words. Some examples are:
  • My god! ----------> Ей-б о гу! -------> Yeĭ-b o gu!
  • Stop! -------------> П о лно! --------> P o lno razve!
  • oh really! --------> разве! -----------> razve!
  • to the devil! -----> к чёрту! --------> k chërtu!

Idiomatic Interjection

These are some expressions which sometimes work as interjections. Some examples are:
  • Come what may! -------> Был а – не был а! ----> Byl a – ne byl a!
  • What do you know! ----> Вот так-так! ------------> Vot tak-tak!

Foreign Interjection

These are special words from foreign languages that have a special meaning. For example:
  • Bravo!!! ------------------> Бр а во!!! -----------> Br a vo!!!
  • Hurrah!!! Hurrah!!! ----> Ур а!!! Ур а!!! ------> Ur a!!! Ur a!!!



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