#EngVocab: Interjections

Aloha, Fellas! What are you doing tonight? Stay tuned on our timeline ’cause we’ll share some unique interjections to enrich your vocab, Fellas. ;)

Interjection is a part of speech that conveys the emotion of the author. It’s usually followed by an exclamation point. Here are some interjections we should probably use more often.

Aloha!

A Hawaiian word that can be used both as a greeting and a farewell, as well as ‘good wishes,’ ‘love,’ or ‘affection.’

Example:

  • “Aloha! Welcome to our guest house, Alika.”

Hasta la vista

A famous interjection from Terminator 2 movie. It’s derived from a Spanish word means ‘until I see you’ or ‘goodbye.’

Example:

  • “It was very nice talking to you, Arnold. Hasta la vista!”

Bada-bing bada-boom!

It’s used to emphasize that something will happen effortlessly and predictably. It has the same meaning as ‘voila!’ in French.

Example:

  • ‘”And bada-bing, bada-boom… your paper is done!” said the fairy godmother.’

Roger

It means that a message has been understood or accepted. On the other hand, it also means ‘OK’ or ‘alright’ in informal use. It’s usually used in a radio communication.

Example:

  • ‘Go finish your chores!’

  • ‘Roger, Sir!’ Andy replied.

Eureka!

It’s a cry of joy or satisfaction upon discovering something. It’s derived from the Greek ‘heurēka’ (I have found it).

Example:

  • “The answer hits me. Eureka!” I cried.

It’s a wrap for tonight. Hasta la vista, baby!

Source:

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/07/34-interjections-you-should-use/

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, April 9, 2016


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