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Meaning of "hiya" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HIYA

Shortened from how are you?.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HIYA

hiya  [ˈhaɪjə] play
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WHAT DOES HIYA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hiya

Hello

Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is attested in writing as early as the 1860s.

Definition of hiya in the English dictionary

The definition of hiya in the dictionary is an informal term of greeting.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HIYA


guberniya
ɡuˈbjɛrnɪjə
huia
ˈhʊɪjə
Ikeja
ɪˈkeɪjə
Moya
ˈmɔɪjə
Nishinomiya
ˌniːʃɪˈnɒmɪjə
sokaiya
sɒˈkaɪjə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HIYA

hitter
Hittite
HIV
HIV virus
HIV-negative
HIV-positive
HIV-related
hive
hive bee
hive dross
hive off
hiveless
hivelike
hiver
hives
hiveward
hivewards
Hizbollah
Hizen
hizzoner

WORDS THAT END LIKE HIYA

aliya
Antakiya
Bharatiya
dahabiya
jamahiriya
jambiya
Kshatriya
Oriya
ouguiya
Rossiya
Sofiya

Synonyms and antonyms of hiya in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hiya» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HIYA

Find out the translation of hiya to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hiya from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hiya» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

HIYA
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hiya
570 millions of speakers

English

hiya
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

hiya
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Hiya
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Hiya
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফোন করেই বলা যায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hiya
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hiya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hiya
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

やあ!
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안녕
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hiya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiya
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Hiya
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hiya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hiya
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hiya
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Hiya
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hiya
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hiya
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hiya
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hiya
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Hiya
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hiya

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HIYA»

The term «hiya» is very widely used and occupies the 16.977 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HIYA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hiya» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hiya» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hiya

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HIYA»

Discover the use of hiya in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hiya and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hiya: Patient Advocacy Was Her Calling and Salvation
What readers have said The book was very well written and I found the Epilogue to be particularly compelling and strong. The story itself kept me interested and motivated to keep reading.
Karen Winston, 2012
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Colonialism and Culture
The negative aspect of hiya appears as the sense of being unable to fend off signs that come from the outside by performing a response adequate to what one has received, that is, the sense of the unregulated and undeserved reception of ...
Nicholas B. Dirks, 1992
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Philippines
Filipinos have a word for that, too: hiya, more accurately translated as 'sense of shame'. Showing a lack of hiya in front of others is similar to 'losing face' and, for a Filipino, there are few worse fates. Expressing strong or negative emotions in ...
Greg Bloom, 2010
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Filipino Cultural Traits: Claro R. Ceniza Lectures
A. PHENOMENOLOGY. OF. THE. TAGALOG. NOTIONS. OF. HIYA. [Shame]. AND . DANGAL. [Dignity]. EMIL V. TAB B A DA One of the problems that confront a phenomenology of values is the fact that culture is never static. The changes that  ...
Rolando M. Gripaldo, 2005
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Finding Our Feet: Understanding Crosscultural Discourse
hiya in the causative napahiya, the defense attorney is suggesting to the judge that hiya made his client do it — it was beyond his control and that the defendant should be shown clemency. The importance of hiya is further underscored by ...
Mary Isabelle Bresnahan, 1991
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Dictionary of Iconic Expressions in Japanese: Vol I: A - J. ...
M2: The state of feeling momentarily frightened. hiya'-to-suru: to feel momentarily frightened (nenvFVavtefltfitrFVXLtfim.fieaefi—wfiflitaibrfi AFC? fetDliliU'Po 2: Lisa Sekan-do-sho' to o utoo to adoresu-shita shun-kan, ushiro kara bo:ru ga ...
Hisao Kakehi, Ikuhiro Tamori, Lawrence Schourup, 1996
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CultureShock! Philippines: A Survival Guide to Customs and ...
Community harmony, including all forms of crime control, is maintained by the entire community who resolvesdisputeslargelythrough a group consensus applying the value of hiya. Everyone must have hiya, and he behaves in order to win ...
Alfredo Roces, Grace Roses, 2013
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Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective
'At first I could feel myself going cold all over I feel hiya-hiyol as I stood there listening to Karube chatting away.' Kore go sono Icoto o nkkorr' shoberi wo shinoi ko to hiyg-hiya shito. [KNIED] B: 'I was in great fear [felt hiya-hiyol lest he should ...
Jean Harkins, Anna Wierzbicka, 2001
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Philippines
HIYA One of the keys to the Filipino character is the sense of hiya ( "HEE-ya" ). meaning "shame," which approximates the general Asian notion of "face" or reputation. Hiya refers to Filipinos' concern for social conformity and suggests their ...
Lily Rose R. Tope, Detch P. Nonan-Mercado, 2002
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Contracting Colonialism: Translation and Christian ...
In the context of utang na loob, it is the notion of hiya. From the early seventeenth century to the present day, hiya has been defined as the appropriate affect that accompanies indebtedness. Yet it is also the feeling that arises when one senses  ...
Vicente L. Rafael, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HIYA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hiya is used in the context of the following news items.
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You, too, can be an 'ordained' minister - News-Sentinel.com
Hiya, Bob!” I tried to judge whether this was the voice of someone who wanted to borrow money from me. “Kori?” “Bob, I have a huge favor to ... «News Sentinel, Jul 15»
2
Twitter Reacts To Reports That One Direction's … - Yahoo Celebrity
It's only just gone 7am and we've already eaten three packets of Minstrels, one packet of crisps and five cups of tea. HIYA OUR OWN (food) ... «Yahoo Celebrity UK, Jul 15»
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13-year-old cellist from London to perform at Owatonna Arts Center …
OWATONNA — “Hiya!” said a cheery 13-year-old Katarina Davies after her mom handed over the telephone. “It's nice to be back here and see ... «Southernminn.com, Jul 15»
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July 16, 2015 | Hockey Rambling | Hockey home
A big part of fantasy value is pure accumulation and volume (hiya, Ryan Suter!), and missing more than 25-percent of the season will be very ... «DobberHockey, Jul 15»
5
The man with the golden pen | Pakistan Today
In fact, the charter of Theresia Bumble-Bee of Bohemia or T3B also seems to be inspired by she-who-must-be-obeyed or Ayesha the Hiya of ... «Pakistan Today, Jul 15»
6
Music lovers revel in muddy mayhem at T in the Park
Comedian Greg McHugh, dressed as alter-ego Gary Tank Commander, then introduced Dundee's The View with his trademark “hiya” to huge ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Jollibee and 'Jay Bee': Losing my appetite
In a culture where "walang hiya (shameless)" is the most damning phrase, Jay Bee's mortification is apparently contrapasso. However, all these ... «Rappler, Jul 15»
8
Not quite what he expected
CT - Hiya. Bard and Hiccup in tandem on here takes some beating for laughs. Both as sardonic as the other and both p i s s takers supreme. «Online Gooner, Jul 15»
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Ariana Grande apologises for 'donut fiasco'
She said: "Hiya it's me. Forgive my puffy cheeks please, I'm making this video from wisdom teeth recovery hell. "But I just wanted to make a ... «Gladstone Observer, Jul 15»
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Community cafe reopens after problems forced closure
“I have loved every minute of it, and people have been really welcoming and already come in saying 'hiya Brenda'. “It's just lovely to be able to ... «Hartlepool Mail, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hiya [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hiya>. Jun 2021 ».
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