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hello / goodbye

Finnish translation: Hei/hyvästi

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08:09 Nov 11, 2001
English to Finnish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: hello / goodbye
Friendly, letter writing.
Greg
Finnish translation:Hei/hyvästi
Explanation:
"Hei" is used to casually introduce oneself in speech or writing.
"hyvästi" is used to end the encounter, again in a casual way.
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Desmond O'Rourke
United States
Local time: 03:51
Grading comment
Thank you. Most appreciated. It was for my first e-mail to a new finnish friend. It should be a pleasant opener.
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5 -1Hei/hyvästi
Desmond O'Rourke


  

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Hei/hyvästi


Explanation:
"Hei" is used to casually introduce oneself in speech or writing.
"hyvästi" is used to end the encounter, again in a casual way.

Desmond O'Rourke
United States
Local time: 03:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 435
Grading comment
Thank you. Most appreciated. It was for my first e-mail to a new finnish friend. It should be a pleasant opener.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Annira Silver: 'Hyvästi' is a bit formal and final - 'näkemiin' less so. Very casual would be 'hei hei' to end an e-mail.
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