hoy

English translation: Hey!

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Tagalog term or phrase:Hoy!
English translation:Hey!
Entered by: Sisal (X)

22:56 Jan 20, 2002
Tagalog to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tagalog term or phrase: hoy
HOY!
liz
Hey! (as in Hey, you!)
Explanation:
It's to call someone's attention. It's not always impolite, but it does tend to be used in informal situations. Some would write it as Oy! Maybe the Spanish influence...but it has nothing to do with the Spanish word for Today.

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Note added at 2002-01-20 23:08:55 (GMT)
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Example: Hoy, kailangan ka pupunta downtown? [Hey, when are you going downtown?]

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Note added at 2002-01-21 04:17:36 (GMT)
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I meant Kailan, of course. :D

Hoy, kailan ka pupunta...
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Summary of answers provided
5 +5Hey! (as in Hey, you!)
Sisal (X)
4ehi, ehilà, ohè
Floriana (X)
4 -1isn't it "today"
Albert Golub


  

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isn't it "today"


Explanation:
not sure

Albert Golub
Local time: 14:21
Native speaker of: French

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disagree  Marcus Malabad: nope: it's
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ehi, ehilà, ohè


Explanation:
if you are talking of what people shout to attract attention!

A "hoy" is also a type of barge ("barcone/chiatta").

The context would help (but the "ask for context" option right now is unavailable!).

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Note added at 2002-01-20 23:06:03 (GMT)
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Sorry! This showed up in the \"English/Italian\" page!

Floriana (X)
United States
Local time: 07:21
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +5
Hey! (as in Hey, you!)


Explanation:
It's to call someone's attention. It's not always impolite, but it does tend to be used in informal situations. Some would write it as Oy! Maybe the Spanish influence...but it has nothing to do with the Spanish word for Today.

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Note added at 2002-01-20 23:08:55 (GMT)
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Example: Hoy, kailangan ka pupunta downtown? [Hey, when are you going downtown?]

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Note added at 2002-01-21 04:17:36 (GMT)
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I meant Kailan, of course. :D

Hoy, kailan ka pupunta...

Sisal (X)
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  bgccb: that's right
50 mins

agree  Marcus Malabad: yes
1 hr

agree  Parrot
2 hrs

agree  Jake Estrada FCIL CL
1 day 1 hr

agree  Jocelyn Miller: correct
6 days
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