Meaning of 呀

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Pinyin: ya
English Definition: (particle equivalent to after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] tooth, molar; fang, tusk; serrated
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Example Words
天呀 tiān ya Heavens!; My goodness!
More: 呀* | *呀 | *呀*
Example Sentences
What are you laughing at?
Yikes, this math problem is so hard!
Oh no, I forgot what day it is today.
He has been learning Chinese for two years, but he still doesn't know how to write the character "ya".
He gave up a high-paying job to educate children in underprivileged areas, his dedication is truly moving.