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What is meaning this word? Same as "privet"? And what should i reply for this word?

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  • please, provide some context. Under what circumstances have you encountered this word?
    – shabunc
    Jan 7 '16 at 21:10
  • I am voting to close this because it is not about Russian language.
    – Anixx
    Jan 8 '16 at 21:27
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Хай (transliteration of Hi) is more informal and joyous than привет, which is in turn more informal than здравствуй(те).

Хай is seldom used in on-line chats (use привет or hi). In real life talks, it may be used between young people.

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  • Большое спасибо
    – Adam Zia
    Dec 24 '15 at 17:15
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Yes, it's the same as "привет" because "Хай" is simply a transliteration of "Hi". You can use "privet/привет"(more informal) or "Zdravstvyite/здравствуйте" (more formal).

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  • Большое спасибо
    – Adam Zia
    Dec 24 '15 at 17:16
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It depends on context, could be "hi" (mainly the same way as if someone says "bonjour" or "hola" to an English-speaking audience) but also "speaking ill" or "running down" - «Гражданочка, не поднимайте хай!»

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