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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “ahem”


/əˈhəm/ mainly humorous
used to describe the little cough that someone gives to express slight embarrassment, enjoyment, doubt or disapproval, or to attract attention
Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
(Definition of ahem from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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