Kia ora是什么意思

Kia ora是什么意思

先直接了当的告诉答案,Kia ora 就等于 Hi。如果你对这个词语是怎么来的感兴趣的话,你还可以往下看。

Kia ora是新西兰英语中特有的,来自毛利语(Māori ),用来表示问候语,它字面的意思是 好或者健康,可以被翻译为你好的意思。

英语中信件或者邮件的开头都是

Hi xxx,

这样的,如果这封信是由新西兰人写的,很有可能是

Kia ora xxx,

这里的xxx是读信人的名字。

比如最近我收到来自奥克兰大学的正式邮件,开头就是

Kia ora xxx,

所以这个是代表新西兰的特色的,并且是很正式的问候语。

 

下面是wikipedia关于Kia ora的介绍

Kia ora is a Māori language (known as Te Reo) greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means literally "be well/healthy" and is translated as an informal "hi" at the Māori Language Commission website Kōrero Māori. It is also used as a farewell and thanking someone as well.[1] The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage website NZ History lists it as one of 100 Māori words every New Zealander should know, with a definition "Hi!, G'day! (general informal greeting)".[2]

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