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There are 43 total results for your hello search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin nǐ hǎo / ni3 hao3
Taiwan ni hao
Japanese niihao / nihao / ニーハオ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese hello; hi
Japanese (interjection) (kana only) hello (chi: nihao)


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Japanese haroo / ハロー
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Japanese (1) halo; (2) hello; hallo; hullo; (3) harrow; (place-name) Harrow (Britain)


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Japanese konichiwa / こにちわ
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Japanese (ik) (interjection) (colloquialism) hello; good day (daytime greeting)

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Mandarin wèi // wéi / wei4 // wei2
Taiwan wei
Chinese hey; to feed (an animal, baby, invalid etc); hello (when answering the phone)

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Mandarin hào // hǎo / hao4 // hao3
Taiwan hao
Japanese kou / ko / こう
Chinese to be fond of; to have a tendency to; to be prone to; good; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness); (of two people) close; on intimate terms; (after a personal pronoun) hello
Japanese (prefix) good; (female given name) Raiku; (given name) Yoshimu; (female given name) Yoshimi; (surname) Yoshisaki; (surname, female given name) Yoshi; (female given name) Miyoshi; (female given name) Suu; (surname, given name) Konomu; (female given name) Konomi; (female given name) Kou
Good, well; to like, be fond of, love.


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Mandarin wǔ ān / wu3 an1
Taiwan wu an
Chinese Good afternoon!; Hello (daytime greeting)



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Mandarin hā lóu / ha1 lou2
Taiwan ha lou
Chinese hello (loanword)



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Mandarin hā luō / ha1 luo1
Taiwan ha lo
Chinese hello (loanword)



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Mandarin hā luó / ha1 luo2
Taiwan ha lo
Chinese hello (loanword)



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Mandarin wèn hǎo / wen4 hao3
Taiwan wen hao
Chinese to say hello to; to send one's regards to


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Mandarin nín hǎo / nin2 hao3
Taiwan nin hao
Chinese hello (polite)


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Mandarin zhāo hu / zhao1 hu5
Taiwan chao hu
Chinese to call out to; to greet; to say hello to; to inform; to take care of; to take care that one does not


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Japanese doumo / domo / どうも Japanese (interjection) (1) (abbreviation) (See どうも有難う) thank you; thanks; (adverb) (2) much (thanks); very (sorry); quite (regret); (3) quite; really; mostly; (4) somehow; (5) (See どうしても) in spite of oneself; try as one might; no matter how hard one may try (to, not to); (interjection) (6) greetings; hello; goodbye


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Japanese konnichiha / こんにちは Japanese (interjection) (kana only) (used during daytime) hello; good day; good afternoon



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Mandarin kǎi dì māo / kai3 di4 mao1
Taiwan k`ai ti mao / kai ti mao
Chinese Hello Kitty


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Japanese konichiha / こにちは Japanese (ik) (interjection) (colloquialism) hello; good day (daytime greeting)


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Japanese haisai / はいさい Japanese (interjection) (rkb:) hello; hi


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Japanese haihai / はいはい Japanese (interjection) (1) (colloquialism) yeah, yeah (used for casual, half-hearted, or insincere agreement); sure; (2) hey!; (3) hello (on phone, replying to "moshimoshi"); (4) giddy-up (to a horse); gee-up; giddap


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Japanese hoihoi / ほいほい Japanese (adv,adv-to,vs) (1) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) recklessly; thoughtlessly; carelessly; readily; blithely; willingly; easily; (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) pamperingly; indulgently; carefully (not angering); (interjection) (3) shoo!; (4) heave-ho; (5) hallo; hello; (6) (archaism) novice; beginner


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Japanese moshimoshi / もしもし Japanese (interjection) (1) hello (e.g. on phone); (2) excuse me! (when calling out to someone)


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Japanese niihao / nihao / ニーハオ Japanese (interjection) hello (chi: nihao)


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Japanese haisai / ハイサイ Japanese (interjection) (rkb:) hello; hi


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Japanese hoihoi / ホイホイ Japanese (adv,adv-to,vs) (1) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) recklessly; thoughtlessly; carelessly; readily; blithely; willingly; easily; (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) pamperingly; indulgently; carefully (not angering); (interjection) (3) shoo!; (4) heave-ho; (5) hallo; hello; (6) Hui (people); (7) (archaism) novice; beginner


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Japanese pokeharo / ポケハロ Japanese (abbreviation) "pocket Hello Kitty" that combines a pedometer and a tamagotchi


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Japanese konnichiwa / こんにちわ Japanese (ik) (interjection) (colloquialism) hello; good day (daytime greeting)


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Japanese anyohaseyo / アニョハセヨ Japanese hello (kor: annyeonghaseyo); hi


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Japanese haroopeeji / ハローページ Japanese Hello Page (NTT white pages)


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Japanese haroowaaku / haroowaku / ハローワーク Japanese (n-pr) (colloquialism) Hello Work (wasei:); Public Employment Security Office


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Japanese iyou;iyo / iyo;iyo / いよう;いよっ Japanese (interjection) (1) hey; hello; hi; (2) wow; oh; ooh; (3) oomph; heave-ho


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Japanese haroo peeji / ハロー・ページ Japanese Hello Page (NTT white pages)


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Japanese haroo waaku / haroo waku / ハロー・ワーク Japanese (n-pr) (colloquialism) Hello Work (wasei:); Public Employment Security Office


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Japanese annyonhaseyo / アンニョンハセヨ Japanese hello (kor: annyeonghaseyo); hi


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Japanese haihai;heihei / haihai;hehe / はいはい;へいへい Japanese (interjection) (1) (colloquialism) (used for casual, half-hearted, or insincere agreement) (See はい・2) yeah, yeah; sure; (2) hey!; (3) (はいはい only) (on phone, as a reply to もしもし) hello; (4) (はいはい only) (said to a horse) (See はい・3) giddy-up; gee-up; giddap


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Japanese hoihoi;hoihoi / ほいほい;ホイホイ Japanese (adv,adv-to,vs) (1) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) recklessly; thoughtlessly; carelessly; readily; blithely; willingly; easily; (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) pamperingly; indulgently; carefully (not angering); (interjection) (3) shoo!; (4) heave-ho; (5) hallo; hello; (6) (ホイホイ only) (See 回族) Hui (people); (7) (archaism) novice; beginner


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Japanese haisai;haisai / ハイサイ;はいさい Japanese (interjection) (rkb:) (See こんにちは) hello; hi


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Japanese haroo(p);haro / ハロー(P);ハロ Japanese (1) halo; (2) (ハロー only) hello; hallo; hullo; (3) (ハロー only) harrow


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Japanese annyonhashimunika / アンニョンハシムニカ Japanese (interjection) hello (kor: annyeong hashimnikka)


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Japanese haroopeeji;haroo peeji / ハローページ;ハロー・ページ Japanese (See タウンページ) Hello Page (NTT white pages)


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Japanese haroowaaku;haroo waaku / haroowaku;haroo waku / ハローワーク;ハロー・ワーク Japanese (n-pr) (colloquialism) (See 公共職業安定所) Hello Work (wasei:); Public Employment Security Office


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Japanese anyohaseyo;annyonhaseyo / アニョハセヨ;アンニョンハセヨ Japanese hello (kor: annyeonghaseyo); hi


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Japanese annyonhaseyo;anyohaseyo / アンニョンハセヨ;アニョハセヨ Japanese (interjection) hello (kor: annyeonghaseyo); hi


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Japanese yaayaa;yaayaa;yaayaa;yaayaa / yaya;yaya;yaya;yaya / やあやあ;やーやー;ヤーヤー;ヤアヤア Japanese (interjection) (1) (masculine speech) hi; hello; (2) hey; listen!; (3) (expression of mild surprise) oh; (4) (in kendo) come on!


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Japanese konnichiwa(ik);konichiwa(ik);konichiha(ik) / こんにちわ(ik);こにちわ(ik);こにちは(ik) Japanese (interjection) (colloquialism) (misspelling of こんにちは) (See 今日は) hello; good day (daytime greeting)

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 43 results for "hello" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

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