HyperDic: how-do-you-do

English > 2 senses of the word how-do-you-do:
NOUNstatehow-do-you-do, how-d'ye-doan awkward situation
communicationhow-do-you-do, hello, hullo, hi, howdyan expression / expression of greeting
English > how-do-you-do: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn awkward situation.
BroadersituationA complex or critical or unusual difficulty
Spanishfollón, lío, pollo
English > how-do-you-do: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn expression / expression of greeting.
Synonymshello, hullo, hi, howdy
Broadergreeting, salutation(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Spanishbuenos días, como estás, hola, qué tal

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