Oh la la! Les Exclamations
When speaking, these are words or interjections that show a number of emotions we feel and want to express. Exclamations are most times particular to culture and each language has its own set.
Miam miam! — This is used to express that something is delicious or tastes good
Bof ! — This is used to express the poor/below satisfactory quality of something
Aïe! — This is used to express a feeling of pain or discomfort
Chut! — This is used to request silence
Comment! — What!
Oh la la! — This is used to express surprise or pity
These usually have Quel/Quelle at the beginning:
Quel homme! — What a man!
Quelle bonne idée! — What a good idea!
Quel dommage! — What a pity!
These use “comme” “qu’est-ce que” “que” “que de/d’ ” at their beginning:
Comme elle est mince! — She is so slim!
Qu’est-ce que je suis belle! — I sure am beautiful
Que c’est delicieux! — It is so delicious!
Que d’argent (used front of nouns to stress abundance) — So much money!
The Conjunction “Mais”
Mais can also be used as an exclamation:
Mais non! — Of course not!
Mais bien sûr! — But of course!
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