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What to use in place of “oops” in Esperanto?

In English Oops! is an interjection used to signal that one has (usually to one's own surprise) done something wrong, or that something one was doing didn't succeed as intended. In German Ups! (...
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How to say “bang” in Esperanto?

According to vortaro.net, it seems that paf might be the answer but regargind the examples I'm unsure whether there might be some more specific word for the sound of a gunfire. Also, "La adventuro da ...
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“By the way, …” How to express relatedness of topics in conversation?

In a conversation, one might want to stress that what one is going to say is related to what has been said (right) before. In English, this can be achieved by starting a sentence with By the way, ....
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Are there multiple ways to say yes in esperanto?

I am curious about if there are multiple ways to say jes, since jes seems a bit too hard for circumstances where I wish to say "sure" or "whatever", where I agree, but don't care too much about what I ...
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What can I say to express disgust or dislike?

Is there an interjection in Esperanto to express disgust or dislike? In Swedish we have a whole bunch. For example "Blä" which is like naŭze and "Hua" which comes in several variations and is closer ...
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What is the interjection “aw” in Esperanto?

I'm looking for an interjection to express sympathy or dissapointment, or in response to something sweet. I first thought of aŭ , but apppart from being a conjuction I recently learned that can be ...
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Is there a standard reference to learn interjections?

Such as: Ouch! Oops! Hey! Aargh! Aw man! Brrr (It's cold)! These are examples of some things one might say in English. Some of them won't be found in the dictionary, but there are usually lists you ...