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Russian Grammar: 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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