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"Hi" is a form of "hi", an interjection which is often translated as "hola". "I'm" is a contraction which is often translated as "soy". Learn more about the difference between "I'm" and "hi" below.
I'm(
aym
)
A contraction is a shortened form of a word or group of words made by omitting a sound or letter (e.g. don't).
contraction
1. (used to express a permanent quality)
a. soy
I'm from Puerto RicoSoy de Puerto Rico.
2. (used to express a temporary state)
a. estoy
I'm waiting for my taxi to arrive.Estoy esperando que llegue mi taxi.
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hi(
hay
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(salutation)
a. hola
Hi! Long time no see!¡Hola! ¡Hacía mucho que no nos veíamos!
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