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"Who are you?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Quién eres?", and "hello" is an interjection which is often translated as "hola". Learn more about the difference between "Who are you?" and "hello" below.
Who are you?(
hu
 
ar
 
yu
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. ¿Quién eres?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Who are you? What are you doing here?¿Quién eres? ¿Qué haces aquí?
b. ¿Quién es?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Who are you? - I'm Lisa's dad.¿Quién es? - Soy el papá de Lisa.
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. ¿Quiénes son? (plural)
Who are you? - We're your new neighbors.¿Quiénes son? - Somos sus nuevos vecinos.
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hello(
heh
-
lo
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (greeting)
a. hola
Hello! How is everything?¡Hola! ¿Cómo te va todo?
2. (used to answer the telephone)
a.
Hello. Who is calling?Sí. ¿Quién es?
b. hola
Hello. - Hi, it's Ricardo.Hola. - Hola, soy Ricardo.
c. diga
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Hello. - Hi. Is Maria there?Diga. - Hola. ¿Se encuentra María?
d. aló (Southern Cone)
Hello. Who is this?Aló. ¿Quién es?
e. bueno
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Hello? I can't hear you.¿Bueno? No te escucho.
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