Hello and hi, which will you usually say?

@youless (86445)
Guangzhou, China
October 29, 2008 9:14am CST
I realize that I say hi more often than hello. Perhaps it's easy and it sounds closer. How about you? Any difference?
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
I guess, i was using "Hello" more. Though for me, there's no difference, it's just that I'm used to saying it.
@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Oct 08
Yes, hello and hi has the same meaning
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@anjielyn (535)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
[i]Hi Chi-chi-ney! Oppps I used Hi instead of Hello, LOL [/i]
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
ohh hello anjielyn... nice to see you around :)
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• Pakistan
30 Oct 08
May peace mercy and blessings of God be with you.
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
Thank you very much!
• Pakistan
30 Oct 08
you are always wellcome my friend.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
29 Oct 08
i am very comfortable to say "hello" in Deutsch its "Hallo"
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
Actually I know a few different languages to say "hi". I think this is very important to learn
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
30 Oct 08
Hallo auch Trandisch,wie gehts?
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• United States
29 Oct 08
it depeds on who im talking to. i usually say hey. i use hello to mess around with my voice. i make it sound really creepy or formal or something but i usually dont say hello unless im joking around. sometimes i say hiiiiiiiiiiiiii just i have a lot of greetings. for people tio greet me i like hi because i cant take hellos seriously. xD
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
I forgot that there is "hey"
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
30 Oct 08
the hey word is a bit dishonor.its not sweet like hi.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Well, i usually say hi... when i am meeting with close friends and relative... but hello when the person i am meeting is like a supervisor or manager... or someone important... for me... that is a sign of respect and a perfect way to show a good first impression...
@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
Thanks for telling me the difference
@hildas (3031)
29 Oct 08
Hi, do you think when you are happy meeting someone or pleased you say Hi, and when you do not know them or in a bad mood you say hello. Well this is what I do anyway. I say Hi more often than hello though.
@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
I don't know if there's any difference between the two but I often use Hi than Hello too. I think it was because it was short and easy to say or write than hello.
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
I think so.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
29 Oct 08
For me HI is less formal. Hello is more formal and I would say hello if talking to older people or people I don't know.
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Oct 08
I know another difference, thanks
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 08
hey there youless,i'll usually say hello.it's more appropriate then hi!
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Oct 08
Thanks for your response.
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• United States
30 Oct 08
I say hi more than hello. Here in the southern part of the U.S., we say hey too. I feel that hello is a little more formal than hi.
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
I learn something new from USA, thanks
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• United States
30 Oct 08
You are welcome.
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@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
30 Oct 08
i just say "hey"
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
That's another popular way
• United States
30 Oct 08
if i'm in a good mood i say hola. when I'm talking to my best friend I say oiy. those aren't common, but that's just what i do.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
29 Oct 08
well I usually say " hi" when talking directly to someone and use "hello" only while talking over the phone......
@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 08
Nice to see you are active here
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
30 Oct 08
Yes Youless I got some old and dear friends back and I am really enjoying mylotting....Have a good day dear...
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@teshavill (278)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Same here with me,I usually say hi than hello but it really doesn't matter which to use/say because they just connotes greetings.
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Oct 08
Thanks for your response.
@yadav8797 (1211)
• India
21 Dec 08
hey friend, i liek this discussion very much and its different from other. friend i like use both of them and something differnet too. but preferly i use hello. its sound goo than hi.its my choice. maybe many of you like hi.because it short and easir to use.so ,it your choce . i have just tell my opinion for that friend.
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
I also greet anyone with Hi instead of Hello, but if they started greeting me with Hi then I replied back Hello.
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Oct 08
That's interesting
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
21 Dec 08
I always use "hi" to greet people, even though in some formal occassions i know it's better for me to say "nice to meet you", the word "hi" will slip from my mouth unconsiously, i can't help...
@kunking (1116)
• China
21 Dec 08
hi,youless! i just say hi more than hello because hi is more closer to me. but sometimes i would use hello when i first meet them..actually i also used hey often...lol happy mylotting and have a good night!
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Dec 08
It's already very late now, good night and wish you a good dream
@Frederick42 (2017)
• Canada
21 Dec 08
I say 'Hi'. Because it is shorter and it comes to my tongue almost automatically.
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Dec 08
Thanks for your response.
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
5 Nov 08
Hello, Hi, what does it matter? It is still a greeting. No? as long as the other person respond, it doesn't matter to me. I use them loosely actually. Some times it is hi. Sometimes it is hello. No particular preference towards any one.
@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
Thanks for your response.
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
2 Nov 08
I often say hello, even when I answer a telephone. It comes natural to say hello. However when I write I often write hi instead of hello. © ronaldinu 2008
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Nov 08
Thanks for your response.
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 08
For typing here in myLot I use Hi. But verbal I am use to saying Hey!!!I feel that sometimes by saying hey is not that polite but I am still saying hey.......
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
Thanks for your response.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
30 Oct 08
Hello youless. I love to use both. I don't see much difference between them. Take care, youless.
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@youless (86445)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Nov 08
Hi, Williamjisir If you see the responses here, then you know actually there is a little bit difference between hi and hello.