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How do you really say "hi" in talagalog? Is it really "halo" o "hoy"?

For learning: Filipino (Tagalog)
Base language: English
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    Jenny,

    "hi" is the same thing as expressed in Tagalog ('hay'). "kumusta" is the most formal way to equal this word.

    'hoy' or 'uy' is sometimes used to express a surprise.

    "hoy / uy, kumusta na? tagal na nati'ng di nagkita a."
    "hey, how are you? long time no see."

    (be warned of using "hoy" as it can be sometimes informal and offensive in addressing someone).

    :)

    we say "kumusta?" for hi

    hoy is "hey!" in English.:)

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