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HI

HI or Hi may refer to:

  • Hello, a greeting in the English language
  • Hi (kana), Japanese character
  • Hi (magazine), teen lifestyle publication
  • Hi (Ofra Haza song)
  • Hi, a character in the comic strip Hi and Lois
  • Hi Records, in music, a Memphis soul and rockabilly label
  • Hi River, also known as the Ili River, in northwestern China
  • Hindi, an Indo-Aryan language by ISO 639-1 language code
  • Hydrogen iodide, in chemistry, a diatomic molecule
  • Hi, mobile phone brand of Dutch company KPN

The abbreviation HI or H.I. may refer to:

  • Hainan, as abbreviated on the pertinent Chinese government site URL
  • Harlem International Film Festival, an annual five-day film festival
  • HÍ, nickname for the University of Iceland, from
  • Hawaii, a state in the United States
  • Health informatics, a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care
  • Historical institutionalism, in sociology, a social science method
  • Hormonal imprinting, a biological phenomenon
  • Hostelling International, a federation of youth hostel associations
  • Houston Industries Incorporated (HI), former name of GenOn Energy
  • Humorous Interpretation, an event in high school forensics competitions

Hi (magazine)

Hi, also known as Hi International, was a glossy, teen lifestyle publication targeted at Middle Eastern and Muslim youth. Like Alhurra and Radio Sawa, the magazine was a tool of public diplomacy, produced by the United States State Department in c Group, an external publishing company.

Hi (Ofra Haza song)

"Hi" ( Hebrew script: חי, English: "Alive") was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, performed in Hebrew by Ofra Haza. The song title was transliterated at the contest as "Hi", and has also been credited in other media as "Khay", "Jai", "Hay" and "Chai".

The song is a moderately up-tempo number. In the song Haza sings that, despite the "thorns" she has endured, she is still alive. As the song goes on, this is revealed to be a metaphor for "the nation of Israel" (the song is ambiguous as to whether this refers to the modern state or the global Jewish community) surviving various attempts at destroying it. The song had further profound meanings since it was performed on German soil with the Holocaust background and in the city of Munich, the site of the Munich massacre in 1972. Haza performed the entry with five backup singers, who were all dressed in yellow costumes.

The song was performed sixteenth on the night, following Denmark's Gry with " Kloden drejer" and preceding Portugal's Armando Gama with " Esta balada que te dou". At the close of voting, it had received 136 points, placing 2nd in a field of 20. Haza also recorded the song in English, German and French, entitled "High", "Frei" and "Va, Va, Va" respectively.

Israel opted not to enter the 1984 Contest, but returned to the contest the following year. Thus, the song was succeeded as Israeli representative at the 1985 Contest by Izhar Cohen with " Olé, Olé".

Ofra Haza went on to have a worldwide hit in 1988 with a dance remix of the Yemeni/Jewish traditional " Im Nin'alu", which became the start of a very successful international career. This was cut short in 2000, when Haza very unexpectedly died at the age of 42.

Hi (EP)

"Hi" was the second British single and the first US single taken from Psapp's The Only Thing I Ever Wanted. The EP features the album version of "Hi," as well as one previously available and three new tracks. "Side Dish" was originally found on Northdown and Early Cats and Tracks.

Hi (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both can be written in two strokes, sometimes one for hiragana, and both are phonemically although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is , the sound would be nearer to be transcribed "hyi" in ro-maji. The pronunciation of the voiceless palatal fricative [ç] is similar to that of the English word hue [çuː] for some speakers.

In the Sakhalin dialect of the Ainu language, ヒ can be written as small ㇶ to represent a final h sound after an i sound (イㇶ ih). Along with other extended katakana, this was developed to represent sounds in Ainu that are not present in standard Japanese katakana.

Form

Rōmaji

Hiragana

Katakana

Example words (with kanji)

Normal h-
(は行 ha-gyō)

Hi

  • hi 日 sunlight
  • hi 火 flame
  • ひかり hikari 光 shine/light
  • ひと hito 人 human

hii

ひい, ひぃ
ひー

ヒイ, ヒィ
ヒー

Addition yōonhy-
(ひゃ行 hya-gyō)

hya

ひゃ

ヒャ

  • ひゃく hyaku 百 one hundred
  • にひゃく nihyaku 二百 two hundred

hyaa
hyā

ひゃあ
ひゃー

ヒャア
ヒャー

hyu

ひゅ

ヒュ

  • ひゅうが Hyūga 日向 Hyūga Province

hyuu
hyū

ひゅう
ひゅー

ヒュウ
ヒュー

hyo

ひょ

ヒョ

  • ひょう hyō 豹 panther
  • ひょうへん hyōhen 豹変 sudden change
  • ひょうき hyōki 表記 notation
  • ひょうじょう hyōjō 表情 expression
  • ひょっとして "hyottosuru/shite" Perhaps
  • ひょんな "hyonna" unexpectedly

hyou
hyoo
hyō, hyoh

ひょう
ひょお
ひょー

ヒョウ
ヒョオ
ヒョー

Addition dakutenb-
(ば行 ba-gyō)

Bi

  • びん bin 瓶 bottle
  • ビール bīru beer
  • びせい bisei 美声 beautiful voice
  • かびん kabin 過敏 sensitivity
  • はなび hanabi 花火 fireworks

bii

びい, びぃ
びー

ビイ, ビィ
ビー

Addition yōon and dakuten by-
(びゃ行 bya-gyō)

bya

びゃ

ビャ

  • さんびゃく sanbyaku 三百 three hundred
  • びゃくや byakuya 白夜 midnight sun
  • びゃっこたい byakkotai 白虎隊 Byakkotai

byaa
byā

びゃあ
びゃー

ビャア
ビャー

byu

びゅ

ビュ

  • ごびゅう gobyū 誤謬 mistake
  • ワイドビュー waidobyū wide-view

byuu
byū

びゅう
びゅー

ビュウ
ビュー

byo

びょ

ビョ

  • びょうき byōki 病気 sickness
  • びょういん byōin 病院 hospital
  • いちびょう ichibyō 1秒 one second (of time) 

byou
byoo
byō, byoh

びょう
びょお
びょー

ビョウ
ビョオ
ビョー

Addition handakutenp-
(ぱ行 pa-gyō)

Pi

  • ピン pin pin
  • ピカソ Pikaso Picasso

pii

ぴい, ぴぃ
ぴー

ピイ, ピィ
ピー

Addition yōon and handakuten py-
(ぴゃ行 pya-gyō)

pya

ぴゃ

ピャ

  • ろっぴゃく roppyaku 六百 six hundred
  • はっぴゃく happyaku 八百 eight hundred

pyaa
pyā

ぴゃあ
ぴゃー

ピャア
ピャー

pyu

ぴゅ

ピュ

  • コンピューター konpyūtā computer

pyuu
pyū

ぴゅう
ぴゅー

ピュウ
ピュー

pyo

ぴょ

ピョ

  • ろんぴょう ronpyō 論評 comment
  • かんぴょう kanpyō 干瓢 kanpyō
  • はっぴょう happyō 発表 publication

pyou
pyoo
pyō, pyoh

ぴょう
ぴょお
ぴょー

ピョウ
ピョオ
ピョー

Other additional forms

Form A (hy-)

Romaji

Hiragana

Katakana

Hya

ひゃ

ヒャ

Hyi

ひぃ

ヒィ

Hyu

ひゅ

ヒュ

Hye

ひぇ

ヒェ

Hyo

ひょ

ヒョ

The Collaborative International Dictionary

HI

Hydriodic \Hy`dri*od"ic\, a. [Hydr- + iodic: cf. F. hydriodique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hydrogen and iodine; -- said of an acid ( HI) produced by the combination of these elements.

Hydriodic acid (Chem.), a pungent, colorless gas, HI, usually prepared as a solution in water. It is strong reducing agent. Called also hydrogen iodide.

HI

Hydriodic \Hy`dri*od"ic\, a. [Hydr- + iodic: cf. F. hydriodique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hydrogen and iodine; -- said of an acid ( HI) produced by the combination of these elements.

Hydriodic acid (Chem.), a pungent, colorless gas, HI, usually prepared as a solution in water. It is strong reducing agent. Called also hydrogen iodide.

Wiktionary

hi

a. (informal spelling of high nodot=1 English), often hyphenated. interj. 1 A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone. 2 An exclamation to call attention. n. The word "hi" used as a greeting.

Gazetteer

Hi-Nella, NJ -- U.S. borough in New Jersey

Population (2000): 1029
Housing Units (2000): 495
Land area (2000): 0.226808 sq. miles (0.587430 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.226808 sq. miles (0.587430 sq. km)
FIPS code: 32220
Located within: New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34
Location: 39.837163 N, 75.020002 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Hi-Nella, NJ
Hi-Nella
Hi, NJ
Hi
WordNet

hi

  1. n. an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos" [syn: hello, hullo, howdy, how-do-you-do]

  2. a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands [syn: Hawaii, Aloha State]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

hi

greeting, 1862, American English (first recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian), originally to attract attention (15c.), probably a variant of Middle English hy, hey (late 15c.) also an exclamation to call attention. Extended form hiya attested from 1940.

Usage examples of "hi".

A shadow seemed to settle on his heart as he thought of the Aberrant lady they had met in Axekami.

It seems likely that Raeder took this step largely because he wanted to anticipate any sudden aberration of his unpredictable Leader.

This was the final consequence and the shattering cost of the aberration which came over the Nazi dictator in his youthful gutter days in Vienna and which he imparted to - or shared with - so many of his German followers.

For the mind and the passion of Hitler - all the aberrations that possessed his feverish brain - had roots that lay deep in German experience and thought.

Ab his cognoscit non longe ex eo loco oppidum Cassivellauni abesse silvis paludibusque munitum, quo satis magnus hominum pecorisque numerus onvenerit.

No one could doubt that Philip Augustus would abet his vassal, the Countess of Poitou, in dispositions so well calculated to thwart the Angevin.

I dreamed that night that she had married a professional gambler, who cut her throat in the course of the first six months because the dear child refused to aid and abet his nefarious schemes.

Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.

I am charged with aiding and abetting his escape it seems to me that I have a right to know who he is.

The conflict, grown beyond the scope of original plans, had become nothing less than a fratricidal war between the young king and the Count of Poitou for the succession to the Angevin empire, a ghastly struggle in which Henry was obliged to take a living share, abetting first one and then the other of his furious sons.

The name of his partially duped accomplice and abettor in this last marvelous assault, is no other than PHILIP LYNCH, Editor and Proprietor of the Gold Hill News.

These observations arose out of a motion made by Lord Bathurst, who had been roughly handled by the mob on Friday, for an address praying that his majesty would give immediate orders for prosecuting, in the most effectual manner, the authors, abettors, and instruments of the outrages committed both in the vicinity of the houses of parliament and upon the houses and chapels of the foreign ministers.

I interrupted Abey in the middle of his telling me how beautiful Cleveland was in the winter and went to call her.

Scott Velie commenced his prepared speech as he sat, holding in abeyance his moment for rising, which was timed to occur at the delivery of a key sentence halfway into his brief statement.

Then the witch with her abhominable science, began to conjure and to make her Ceremonies, to turne the heart of the Baker to his wife, but all was in vaine, wherefore considering on the one side that she could not bring her purpose to passe, and on the other side the losse of her gaine, she ran hastily to the Baker, threatning to send an evill spirit to kill him, by meane of her conjurations.