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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

hej

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

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

InterjectionEdit

hej

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

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

An onomatopoeia.[1]

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

hej

  1. oh!
  2. hey!

ReferencesEdit

  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

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Slovak hej.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

hej

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

See alsoEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

hej

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

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Polish hej.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

hej

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

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • hej in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hei.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

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 notesEdit

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.

See alsoEdit