Spanish vocabulary: ¡Hola!

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Hi! I mean... ¡Hola!

So, you can see, the Spanish word "Hola" means "Hi", or "Hello".


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If you want to know how to pronounce "hola" in Spanish, you can visit this link:

You can see this site offers different pronunciations, recorded by people like you and me, from different countries. This way, you can compare and "discover" if one word has different pronunciations, depending on the speaker's country. No need to say includes lots of languages, not just Spanish!


Uses of "hola":

Of course, we use "hola" as a form of salutation, quite informal, but very common. (Same as in English, in few words!)

But, apart from the above mentioned meaning (Hello), it is also used to show surprise, as in "Hey", for example.


Expressions with "hola":

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? (Hello! How are you?)

¡Hola! ¡Qué sorpresa! (Hey, what a surprise!)


Finally, a video with some Spanish words. Note, the first one is... "hola". Enjoy!


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Born and living in Spain. I teach Spanish online.

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