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Etymology

Probably a natural expression since it arises across many unrelated languages; for example, Burmese ေဟး (hei) and Chinese (āi), with similar meanings.

Pronunciation

Interjection

hey

  1. An exclamation to get attention.
    Hey, look at this!
  2. A protest or reprimand.
    Hey! Stop that!
  3. An expression of surprise.
    Hey! This is new!
  4. An informal greeting, similar to hi (used in the US, Canada and Britain).
    Hey! How's it going?
  5. A request for repetition or explanation; an expression of confusion (see also eh).
    Hey? How's that?
  6. A meaningless beat marker or extra, filler syllable in music.
    nana na na, hey hey hey, good bye

Translations

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Faroese

Interjection

hey

  1. hi, hey, hello
hey aftur! - hello again!

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