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I know that interjections え? は? そうか ? and 何だ?is used when we are in doubt. and i would like to know whats the nuances between those word. here i give the examples....

1st:

ルフィ:おれは死んでもいいんだ!
コビー:え?

2nd:

ヘルメッポ:おいこのガキ投げすてろ!!
海兵:は?

3rd:

ゾロ:おれはおれの...やりたい事を成し遂げる!!!
ルフィ:ふーん、そうか。でも おれなら一週間で餓死する自信あるけどね。

4th:

ゾロ:仕方んねエからその辺の海賊船を狙って。生活費を稼いでた. . . それだけだ
ルフィ:なんだ?お前迷子か。

Can those word being substitute to one and another?

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They are kinds of injections.

え? - It expresses surprised. Used when a speaker was surprised. Anyway, "what" in English.

は? - It also expresses surprised, but it expresses not agreeing a opponent's an opinion.

そうか。 - In English, "is that so?"

なんだ? - It's hard to explain for me, because I don't almost use the usage like that. Its usage, "what?"

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Given they are all interjections, they all have different meaning (nuances) as described below

1st

え? is interjection used to show pure surprise. Translation, I can't think of because I'm not so much fluent with English nuances.

2nd

は? is interjection to show astonishment. It can also appeal that the speaker has negative impression what's being said (or happened).

3rd

そうか is "I see", in English.

4th

Difficult to explain... At least, neither of above interjections can substitute this usage of なんだ, that's for sure..

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That's all depends.
The following is most common usage.
1st:
Huh?(surprised)

2nd:
pardon?

3rd:
Hmm, is that so?

4th:
What?

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    i need more explanation about the nuances – ilma Dec 26 '16 at 14:43

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