Definitions for hihaɪ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(used as a greeting.)
Origin of hi:
1425–75; late ME hy
an informal, simplified spelling of high :
Category: Common Vocabulary
hello, hullo, hi, howdy, how-do-you-do(noun)
an expression of greeting
"every morning they exchanged polite hellos"
Hawaii, Hawai'i, Aloha State, HI(noun)
a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
used to greet sb
Hi Kylie!; Hi, how are you?
, often hyphenated.
A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.
Origin: : American English (first recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian), originally to attract attention, probably a variant of Middle English hy, hey (circa 1475) also an exclamation to call attention.
ひ, in hiragana, or ヒ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both can be written in two strokes, sometimes one for hiragana, and both are phonemically although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is. The pronunciation of the voiceless palatal fricative [ç] is similar to that of the English word hue [çuː] for some speakers. In the Sakhalin dialect of the Ainu language, ヒ can be written as small ㇶ to represent a final h sound after an i sound. Along with other extended katakana, this was developed to represent sounds in Ainu that are not present in standard Japanese katakana.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hi' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1768
Translations for hi
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a word of greeting
Hi! How are you?
- haai!, hallo!Afrikaans
- كلمة تَحِيَّهArabic
- oláPortuguese (BR)
- Hallo, HiGerman
- γεια! (επιφ.)Greek
- हाई (किसी को सम्बोधित करने के लिए, जैसे हाई, आप कैसे हैं)Hindi
- hæ!, halló!Icelandic
- hei!; morn!Norwegian
- สวัสดี (คำอุทานแสดงการทักทาย)Thai
- Merhaba!, SelâmTurkish
- (招呼語)嗨！Chinese (Trad.)
- ملاقات پر بے تکلفی سے بولا جانے والا کلمہUrdu
- lời chàoVietnamese
- （招呼语）嗨！Chinese (Simp.)
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