hello
[həˈləʊ, hɛˈləʊ]
EXCLAMATION
  1. used as a greeting or to begin a telephone conversation.
    "hello there, Katie!"
    • BRITISH
      used to express surprise.
      "hello, what's all this then?"
    • used as a cry to attract someone's attention.
      "‘Hello below!’ he cried"
    • used informally to express sarcasm or anger.
      "Hello! Did you even get what the play was about?"
NOUN
hellos (plural noun) · hallo (noun) · hallos (plural noun) · hullo (noun) · hullos (plural noun)
  1. an utterance of ‘hello’; a greeting.
    "she was getting polite nods and hellos from people"
VERB
helloes (third person present) · helloed (past tense) · helloed (past participle) · helloing (present participle) · hallo (verb) · halloes (third person present) · halloed (past tense) · halloed (past participle) · halloing (present participle) · hullo (verb) · hulloes (third person present) · hulloed (past tense) · hulloed (past participle) · hulloing (present participle)
  1. say or shout ‘hello’.
    "I pressed the phone button and helloed"
ORIGIN
early 19th century: variant of earlier hollo ; related to holla.
What is another word for hello?
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How to use hello in a sentence?
she was getting polite nods and hellos from people.
hello! Did you even get what the play was about?.
I pressed the phone button and helloed.
hello,’ said a voice at the other end.
hello, miss? Are you decent?’.
hello, what's all this then?.
hello below!’ he cried.
hello there, Katie!.
hello, is that Ben?.
hello, my sweet.
hello there!.
How to say hello in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)Hallo
Arabic (NOUN)مرحبا, اهلا, الو
Bangla হ্যালো
Bosnian (Latin) Pozdrav
Bulgarian (NOUN)Здравейте, ало, здрасти, Привет
Cantonese (Traditional) 你好
Catalan (NOUN)Hola
Chinese Simplified 你好
Chinese Traditional 你好
Croatian (NOUN)Zdravo, Halo, Pozdrav, Bok, Poštovani, Alo, Ćao, Bog
Czech (NOUN)Dobrý den, Ahoj, Haló, Zdravím, Nazdar
Danish (NOUN)Hej, goddag
Dutch (NOUN)Hallo
Estonian (NOUN)Tere, Hi
Fijian bula
Finnish (NOUN)Hei, haloo
French (NOUN)Bonjour, Allô, Bonsoir, Salut, coucou
German (NOUN)Hallo
Greek (NOUN)Γεια σας, Γεια
Haitian Creole alo
Hebrew (NOUN)שלום, הלו, היי
Hindi (NOUN)नमस्ते, हैलो, नमस्कार
Hmong Daw nyob zoo
Hungarian (NOUN)Szia
Icelandic (NOUN)Halló, sæll, sæl, Góðan dag, Sælar, Hæ
Indonesian (NOUN)Halo
Italian (NOUN)Ciao, Salve, Buongiorno, pronto
Japanese (NOUN)こんにちは, ハロー, こんにち
Kiswahili (NOUN)habari
Klingon nuqneH
Korean (NOUN)안녕하세요, 헬로, 인사
Latvian (NOUN)Sveiki, Labdien
Lithuanian (NOUN)Sveiki
Malagasy manahoana
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)Halo
Norwegian Bokmål hallo
Persian (NOUN)سلام, درود, میهمان
Polish (NOUN)Witam, powitanie, cześć, Siemanko
Portuguese (NOUN)Olá, Alô, Oi
Querétaro Otomi Hadi
Romanian (NOUN)salut, hallo, Alo, bună, Hi
Russian (NOUN)Здравствуйте, Привет, Алло
Samoan talofa
Serbian (Cyrillic) Здраво
Serbian (Latin) Zdravo
Slovak (NOUN)Ahoj, Haló, Zdravím
Slovenian (NOUN)Pozdravljeni, zdravo, Hi, Živjo, halo
Spanish (NOUN)Hola, saludos
Swedish (NOUN)Hej, Hallå, hälsningar
Tahitian aroha
Tamil ஹலோ
Telugu హలో
Thai (NOUN)สวัสดี
Tongan Malo e lelei
Turkish (NOUN)Merhaba, alo, selam, cehennem
Ukrainian (NOUN)Здравствуйте, Привіт, Здрастуйте, вітаю
Urdu (NOUN)ہیلو, خوش
Vietnamese (NOUN)Xin chào, chào
Welsh (NOUN)helo
Yucatec Maya Hola
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