These contain some examples of vulgar language.

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Interjections play an important part in every language. Sometimes whole words are just too much and that's when interjections come in handy. The good thing about them is they are often international and by the intonation you know exactly whether you should stay or run.
Here is a little list of interjections you should know for getting around.

(* = familiar, ** = very familiar, *** = vulgar, R = plain rude, Lit. = Literally)


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Argument Class Drinking Family
Food Friends Going out Health
Interjections Money Moods Music
Play up/Play down Politics Professions Pulling

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