Asked • 03/26/19

What are the connotations of "there" in "hello/hi there"?

I'm an ESL speaker and I'm not completely familiar with the underlying meaning conveyed when adding *there* to a greeting such as > Hello there compared to just > Hello (punctuation omitted for simplicity, but feel free to analyse with an exclamation mark/comma) or with "Hi (there)". What does *there* imply?

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