"Hoi."

Translation:Hi.

July 16, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wotintarnations

Could "hey" work? I don't think there's a difference between hi and hey?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aronvanstek

Hoi (hoy), hé (hey), hai (hi) could all work. English forms are sometimes also used. (But duolingo probably doesn't know them so I'd stick with hoi)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karolvs

Does anyone else think "Hoi" sounds like A-Hoy, the English-speaking sailor way of saying hi lol?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/camjoy

“Ahoy” stems from the Middle English cry, 'Hoy!' The word can also be found with similar pronunciation and writing in several other languages including the Slovak and Czech “ahoj” which is a common, colloquial greeting. Alexander Graham Bell originally suggested 'ahoy' be adopted as the standard greeting when answering a telephone, before 'Hello' (suggested by Thomas Edison) became common.

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