chinese exclamation of frustration, annoyance, anger, etc.
similar to d'oh, oh crap, ah shit, damn it, oops, etc.
if you spill a can of soda pop on your keyboard say "ai ya", instead of d'oh.
by normers January 12, 2006
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exclamation.
like whoa, dude, what is going on?
or just
whoa, dude.
ai ya! jackie!
by Evanezer April 18, 2003
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This Chinese(mainly Cantonese dialect) exclamation generally used at the end of a sentence to express frustration, trouble, and empathy. When used by non-Chinese speakers, this sounds completely ugly and dumb. Refrain from using this expression if the preceding sentence is NOT in Chinese or risk sounding like a lame wannabe.
There can be no suitable example for "ai ya" when translated in English, I will not bother.
by Your Teacher April 15, 2008
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Also spelt (aiya) - It is a Nigerian (probably used in some other West African countries too) "word" phrase used to express commiseration, pity or concern when someone suffers any kind of misfortune.
Example 1:
John: I just found out I did not pass the Navy Seal test
Doe: Ai ya! May be you try again next time.

Example 2:
Karen: I missed the school bus this morning, so I could not seat for the Math test.
Linda: Ai ya! So what are you going to do, speak to the teacher about it?
by 9JaRee August 10, 2021
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A Chinese exclamation used to express annoyance. AKA the words my Chinese teacher says the most to me. I've started saying it which confuses the hell out of people. pretty much means, God Damnit, geez, stuff like that.
Chinese teacher(in Chinese):"<you forgot your homework again? Ai ya! That's 3 days in a row!>"
by The Bakee December 13, 2018
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