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What Does 558 Mean in a Text?

In a text, the numbers 558 mean "Good afternoon." If you were to read these numbers in Chinese, they would sound similar to the Chinese words 午午安, which translate as "Good afternoon."

Lots of Chinese words sound similar to the Chinese numbers. As a result, sentences can be created using just numbers. Of note, the number "0" (zero), which is used to represent the word "you," does not sound much like the Chinese word for "you," but it is still used so meaningful sentences can be created. These Chinese chat codes have become highly popular, not only in countries where Chinese characters are used but also in countries with different alphabets (e.g., Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic).
NumberChinese MeaningEnglish Meaning

558

午午安
Good afternoon.
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meaning of 558

When the individual numbers in 558 are read aloud in Chinese, they sound like the words 午午安, which mean "Good afternoon."

Summary of Key Points

The Chinese phrase 午午安, which translates as "Good afternoon," is the most common definition for 558 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
558
Definition:午午安 (Good afternoon)
Type:Chinese "Numerical Sentence"
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess (if you understand Chinese, else virtually impossible)

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of 558 Used in a Text

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