What does hey mean?

hey (German)

Part of speech: interjection, part of speech: greeting

Minor forms:
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [hɛɪ̯]
Word meaning / definition:
1) as a greeting
2) as an interjection, to address others
3) as an exclamation of indignation or surprise
Origin of the term:
English hey
hello, hey, hey, hi
Application examples:
Hey what's happening?
Hey how are you?
3) Hey stop doing that!
3) Hey leave it!


  • English: hey
  • Portuguese: ei

hey (Faroese)

Part of speech: Greetings, part of speech: interjection

Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [hɛi]
Word meaning / definition:
1) Greetings: hey, hi, hello
2) Exclamation of astonishment or as a warning: ey, hey, ouch
1) halló
1) more formal:góðan morgun, góðan dag, god kvøld
Opposite words:
1) vit síggjast, farvæl
Application examples:
1) Hey Hvussu gongur?
   Hey How are you?
1) Hey tit!
   Hey you!
1) Hey góði!
   Hey my dear!
1) Hey góða!
   Hey My goodness!
1) Hey hey øll børn í Føroyum.
   Hi hi to all the children in the Faroe Islands!
Word formations:
1) heya


  • Danish: 1) hey
  • German: 1) hey, hi; 2) ey, hey, oops
  • English: 1) hi
  • Icelandic: 1) hæ

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

In German she added: "See you soon!" hey guys, just wanted to let you know I won’t be attending the Vienna Opera. Had an amazing time in Austria last week and looking forward to my next visit.
Südtirol Online, January 31, 2020

But hey - here is the first part of The Witcher. FREE. Without DRM. But only for just under 12 hours. Help yourself (directly via the start page and via the link): https://t.co/kggHIyti8o And don't be an egoist and treat RT.
PlayNation.de, August 6, 2020

"Derby winner, Derby winner, hey, heyIt rang out from the FC St. Pauli cabin.
BILD.de, February 23, 2020

The continuation of the US MLB league could be a particularly foolish sporting event. But hey, Baseball is back.
sueddeutsche.de, June 25, 2020

The British are leaving the EU. But hey, not every good relationship needs a prenuptial agreement.
The time, January 28, 2020

That was probably not what the inventor wanted, but hey, it's a free capital market.
TrendingTopics.at, February 04, 2021

But, hey'Let's try it out!' 'Tell me, would manhole covers work as wheels?' 'No idea.
Watson, June 01, 2020

Spoiler: It will be nerve-racking! But heyin good times and in difficult times.
Werder Bremen, June 19, 2020

In 2015 she founded together with the online magazine hey woman! her own media agency, before she finally took over responsibility for the area of ​​content & communications at the Falling Walls Foundation.
Meedia, October 14, 2020

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Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary that contain "hey":

Hi: ... Origin of the term: 15th century, Middle English hy Synonyms: 1) hello 2) hey Examples of use: 1) Hi, John! 2) German translations: 1) hello ...

eh:… Apologize properly. ”Typical word combinations: 1) Dude, eh! Translations Swedish: 1) öh Similar terms: [e)], [e)], he, hey, ey, ä, äh, ö, öh ...

wb: hi, hey, hello Opposite words: 1) afk, away, brb Examples of use: 1) Person A: re - Person B: wb Translations German: 1) wb Similar terms: WB, Wb

Hello:… 3) Gurßwort on the phone Synonyms: hallihallo, hallöchen, hallöle 2) hi, moin; hello again, hey, you! alright guys! well hers! Salute, salve, shalom, greeting, more formal: hello, greetings ...

Thesaurus: welcome formula: ... greet you greet you gruiazi greetings hä hää hallihallo hello hi hallöle hi hey heyho hi hoi howthe meal moin moin moin na na you na you na hers ...

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