Sardinian/Interjections

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The most basic and common interjections are presented here :


  • Ajò ! / archaically: Ajòni ! = Come on!
  • Eja! = Yes!
  • Emmo! = Yes!
  • Alé! = Hooray! / Come on! (different from "Ajò"; "Alé" is more "Hooray" than "Come on")
  • Ello...! = So...!
  • Uff'! = Phew!
  • Mah! =
  • Oh...! = [vocative / to call someone, or in formulation of a question]
  • Puh! / Putzidda! = Yuck!
  • Bo'! = Enough! [often preceded by "puntu e"]
  • Tittía! = It's cold! / What a cold! [often followed by da "bette frittu!", "bette astragu!", "su frittu chi b'at!" etc.]
  • Pistidda! = [for burning sensation]
  • Addolumannu! = Unfortunately! [ followed by the possessive to give references , eg. "addolumannu nostru!" or "unfortunately for us!"]
  • Mudu! = Shit up! (to a boy/man)
  • Muda! = Shit up! (to a girl/woman)
  • Innorobona! = Good luck!
  • Innoromala! = Go to hell!
  • Arguai! = Woe! (in the sense of "woe betide him who ...")
  • Iscuru! = Poor guy!
  • Iscura! = Poor girl/woman!
  • Pacubene! = [lamentation, sometimes followed by the possessive to give references , eg. "pacubene tuo!"]
  • Mamma mea! / Ma' Mea! = Oh my!
  • Oddeu'! / Oddé! = Yikes!
  • Sa làstima! = What a pity! [often ironic ]
  • Mancari! = If only... (literally "Maybe!")
  • Malaittu / -a! = Cursed (be you/him/her/it) [sometimes followed by "chi siat / sian"]
  • Raju! = Heck!, Wow!
  • Archibusada! = Wow!
  • Balla! = Wow!
  • Bene! = Good!
  • Marranu / -a! = [to taunt a victim to a duel]
  • Zée...! / Cée...! = [exclamation of surprise, especially negative]