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(chiefly among Chinese speakers) used to express annoyance, pain, or surprise.
- ‘how many times do they wanna ask, aiyoh!’
- ‘Huh? Why she do that? Aiyoh.’
- ‘Aiyoh, so painful, the only thing I'm feeling is pain!’
- ‘The minute I left Starbucks, aiyoh, remembered that I promised my Grandma I'll buy sweets for her.’
- ‘Often when I discuss a new urban development decision with family, friends and fellow Singaporeans - the most common conclusion is an exhausted: "Aiyoh, what can we do?"’
- ‘Aiyoh, wrong timing to mention this.’
From Chinese (Mandarin): imitative.
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