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Making Sense of Grammar
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(1)哼hēng expresses anger or displeasure:

哼,你还怪我!

Hēng,nǐ hái guài wǒ!

How can you blame me?

哼,她懂什么?

Hēng,tā dǒng shí me?

Humph, what does she know?

(2)呸pēi expresses contempt:

呸,滚你的蛋!

Pēi ,gǔn nǐ de dàn!

Bah, get lost!

呸,你算什么东西?

Pēi,nǐ suàn shí me dōng xī?

Bah, who do you think you are?

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
answered Feb 1 by Ariel (34,470 points)

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