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Hai

\Hi\
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Definition

The popular Indian spelling for the universal greeting, "Hi", possibly because the word "hai" is used as a prefix while addressing the gods (as in "Hai Ram"). Although you may not perceive the difference during a conversation, a written exchange will give it away.

Usage

Local fellow: Hai ya, how are you?
Thames: Hi there..(Pause) You said the word a bit differently, can you please write it down.
Local fellow (writes): Hai
Thames: Right, right.. Ok, I will go and come.
Added 2011-07-11 by engfrood

Root

English

Categories

WALTO

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