hej

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hej

  1. hey, hi (an exclamation to call attention, not a greeting)

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /haj/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aj

Interjection[edit]

hej

  1. hi, hello
  2. (less common) bye

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An onomatopoeia.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hej

  1. oh!
  2. hey!

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Slovak hej.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hej

  1. hi, hey (greeting)
  2. hey (call for attention)
  3. (dialectal) yeah, yep

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hej

  1. hi (greeting)
  2. hey (exclamation, call for attention)

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Polish hej.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

hej

  1. (colloquial) yeah, yep
  2. hey (exclamation)

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Further reading[edit]

  • hej in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hei.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hej

  1. hi, hello
    Jag sa hej till din bror i mataffären igår.
    I said hi to your brother at the super market yesterday.
  2. (less common) bye

Usage notes[edit]

Traditionally an informal greeting, in modern Swedish it is sometimes found in formal letters or e-mails, where in English Dear Sir or Madam would be preferred.

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