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"hey" in British English

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heyexclamation

uk   /heɪ/ us   /heɪ/ informal
A2 used as a way of attracting someone's attention, sometimes in a way that is not very polite: Hey! What are you doing with my car? Hey, are you guys coming to Angela's party?
mainly US used as a greeting: Hey Brad! How you doing?

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  • Hey! What do you think you're doing?
  • Hey! Where are you two going?
  • Hey, you!
(Definition of hey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hey" in American English

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heyexclamation

us   /heɪ/ infml
used to get someone’s attention, or to express surprise, pleasure, or questioning: Hey, you guys, wait for me!
(Definition of hey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hey”
in Korean 이봐…
in Arabic عَفوا!…
in Malaysian hei…
in French hé!…
in Russian эй!…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於引起注意,有時顯得不禮貌)嘿,喂…
in Italian ehi!…
in Turkish Hey!', 'Aaa!', 'Yaa!'…
in Polish hej…
in Spanish eh, oye…
in Vietnamese này…
in Portuguese ei!…
in Thai คำอุทานแสดงความประหลาดใจ…
in German He!…
in Catalan ei…
in Japanese おい, ねえ(相手への呼びかけ)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于引起注意,有时显得不礼貌)嘿,喂…
in Indonesian hai…
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