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hey

exclamation
 
 
/heɪ/ spoken
A2 used to get someone's attention or to show that you are interested, excited, angry, etc: Hey, Helen, look at this! Hey, wait a minute!Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
Translations of “hey”
in Korean 이봐…
in Arabic عَفوا!…
in French hé!…
in Turkish Hey!', 'Aaa!', 'Yaa!'…
in Italian ehi!…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於引起注意,有時顯得不禮貌)嘿,喂…
in Russian эй!…
in Polish hej…
in Spanish eh, oye…
in Portuguese ei!…
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…
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