Heimal translates to "hey", but I similarly heard "hei-Dee" from the same person. The translator fails to give its english meaning. I don't think it's to be mistaken with the Swiss name "Heidi" which instead has emphasis on the first syllable instead of the second. Or I might have misheard, and it is just the same as saying the name. what does this expression mean?
Neither »heimal« nor »hei-dee« are German words. They are not used by German native speakers and have no meaning.
The most common German translations for the English salutation »Hey!« is:
Also in use:
The female surname »Heidi« is not Swiss ("Swiss" is not a language, similar to »Canadian« not being a language.) »Heidi« is the short version of »Adelheid« which is a German given name.
Heidi Klum is a German top-model, Heidi Horton is an Austrian Billionaire, Heidi Preuss is an US-American alpine skier, Heidi Greni is a Norwegian politician, and Heidi Range is a British pop singer.