Translation of "hello" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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helloexclamation, noun

uk /heˈləʊ/ us /heˈloʊ/ also mainly UK hallo, hullo

A1 used when meeting or greeting someone

喂,你好(用於問候或打招呼)
Hello, Paul. I haven't seen you for ages. 「你好,保羅。好久不見了。」
I know her vaguely - we've exchanged hellos a few times. 我對她不太熟悉——我們只有打過幾次招呼。
I just thought I'd call by and say hello. 我正好想要去順道拜訪問候一下。
And a big hello (= welcome) to all the parents who've come to see the show. 非常歡迎所有來看演出的家長。

A1 something that is said at the beginning of a phone conversation

(打電話時的招呼語)你好,喂
"Hello, I'd like some information about flights to the US, please." 「你好,我想詢問一些你們飛往美國的航班資料。」

something that is said to attract someone's attention

(引起別人注意的招呼語)
The front door was open so she walked inside and called out, "Hello! Is there anybody in?" 前門開著,於是她走進去喊道:「喂!有人在嗎?」

informal said to someone who has just said or done something stupid, especially something that shows they are not noticing what is happening

(表示認為某人言行愚蠢可笑,尤指對正在發生的事不注意)
She asked me if I'd just arrived and I was like "Hello, I've been here for an hour." 她問我是否剛剛到,我回答她說「嗨,我已經到這裡一個小時了。」

old-fashioned an expression of surprise

(表示驚訝)
Hello, this is very strange - I know that man. 嘿,這可真奇怪——我認識那個人。

More examples

  • Cathy poked her head round the door to say hello.
  • When he said hello, I felt my face turn bright red.
  • Hello - could I speak to Ann, please?
  • After we'd said our hellos, it all went quiet and nobody knew what to do.
  • Oh, hello - what are you doing in here?

(Translation of “hello” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)