What does hola in Spanish mean?

What is the meaning of the word hola in Spanish? The article explains the full meaning, pronunciation along with bilingual examples and instructions on how to use hola in Spanish.

The word hola in Spanish means Hello!, hello, hi everyone, hello and goodbye. To learn more, please see the details below.

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Meaning of the word hola


interjección (informal (saludo) (formal)

(interjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!")
—¡Hola, Rafael! ¿Cómo estás? —¡Hola, Diego! Bien, ¿y tú? ¡Hola a todos!
- Hello, Rafael! How are you? - Hello, Diego. I'm well, and you? Hello, everyone!


interjección (poco usual (expresa extrañeza)

(interjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!")
¡Hola, hola, hola! ¿Qué tenemos aquí?
Hello, hello, hello. What's all this, then?

hi everyone

expresión (saludo a un grupo)

(interjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!")
Hola a todos, ¿cómo están?
Hi everyone! How are you?

hello and goodbye

expresión (literario (encuentro breve)

(expression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own.")
No somos amigos, apenas nos decimos "hola y adiós".
We aren't friends. We only say "hello and goodbye".

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