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Hello in different languages

This discussion in just for posting different ways of saying hello in different languages.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/RuizAPR
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Japanese has different ways to say hello, based on time of day or to whom you are speaking to. Because there are so many levels of formality in Japanese, there is no catch-all term for greeting people. Konnichiwa is assumed to mean hello, but it really means good afternoon.

お早うございます (ohayou gozaimasu) - good morning
こんにちは (今日は, kon'nichi wa) - good afternoon
こんばんは (今晩は, konban wa) - good evening

申し申し (moushi moushi) - Hello (over the telephone).
Another way to greet is on the phone is to say Your Name and です (desu). Often, this is mixed with 申し申し.
・Ex: Name - Satomi Naoya (里美直也)
・・里美です (This is Satomi), or 申し申し、里美です (Hello, this is Satomi)

Employees to greet clients often use いらっしゃいませ (irasshaimase). It comes from the honorific verb いらっしゃる (irassharu), which is a super-polite verb meaning 'to come', 'to go', or 'to be'. When someone is already being introduced by someone else, the common phrase used is よろしくお願いします (yoroshiku onegaishimasu) by the referenced person. It literally means "I humbly request you to be kind", but often translated to 'Nice to meet you', and is also used after a greeter has introduced him/herself. When you are meeting someone for the first time and making his/her acquaintance, the most common greeting that is said first is 初めまして (hajimemashite).

Lastly, since Japanese culture encourages self-shame so as to promote humility, a common way to greet someone is actually to apologize to them, the belief that you are bothering them or wasting their time with your 'trivial' presence. You may often hear すみません (sumimasen: sorry) or 失礼します (shitsurei shimasu: excuse me) when someone enters a room. Edit: another common greeting is お邪魔します (ojama shimasu: sorry for disturbing). This is common especially when it is a subordinate to an authority figure.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheShadowBroker

Cześć! - Polish

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Oi - Portuguese

Hola- Spanish

Salut- French

Hallo - German

Ciao- Italian

Saluton -Esperanto

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https://www.duolingo.com/CaleSantee

Bonjour

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https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

In Nahuatl we say: Niltze

But more of us say : Cualli Tonalli (Cualli-good, Tonalli-Day)

In yucatec we say : Bix a beel? (This litteraly means "How is your path". This is used for hello)

In Cherokee we say:ᎣᏏᏲ(O-si-yo)

But that is the formal way, whats up is said like: ᏏᏲ(Si-yo)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sanches_2001
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Прывiтанне [Pryvitannie] - Belarussian.

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https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Google: Image: "Hola, Hello"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klara-Ilona
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Hablo alemán! Viele Möglichkeiten: "Hallo sagen auf Deutsch"!

Hallo! Wie geht´s.? /Wie geht es dir?...... -(¿Como estás?)

Hallo! ..Alles klar?... - (¿Todo bien?)

Hallo! ...Schön, dich zu sehen! (¡Me gusta verte!)

Hallo! ...Lange nicht gesehen! (No nos hemos visto hace mucho...!

Hallo!...Was machst du denn so?....(¿Que estás haciendo?)

Hallo!...Es freut mich, dich zu sehen!....(Me gusta verte!)

Hallo!...Ich hätte nicht gedacht, dich hier zu sehen!....(¡No me imaginé verte aquí!)

Hallo!...Menschenskind...Eine Ewigkeit, ist es ja her!... = Hola, ¡Caramba!...has estado ausente por mucho tiempo! = Hola, ¡Caray!...ha pasado mucho tiempo!

Hallo!...Kaum zu glauben, dich zu sehen! ...(No lo creo...es bueno verte!

Hallo!, ...Ich kann, es nicht glauben!...Bist du das?....(No lo creo, ¿eres tú?)

Hallo!..., Das ist ja eine tolle Überraschung!....(¡Esta es una gran sorpresa!)

Hallo!..Tante Erika....(Hola, tía Erika - en alemán no se saluda a una tía sin decir su nombre) Hallo! Onkel Lothar... (Hola, tío Lothar - igual , imposible decir...tío sin nombre..)

Post Data: In Deutschland duzt man sich innerhalb einer Familie, zwischen Verwandten sowie Freunden. / En Alemania se tutean dentro de la familia, los parientes y amistades. Wenn mir noch was einfällt, dann füge ich Ergänzungen zu. / Si, tengo otra idea , lo voy a agregar.

Ist eine tolle Idee! - Es una idea estupenda! Herzliche Grüsse! - Saludos de todo corazón!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

Ciao - Italian

Hej (pronounced like "hi," but with a lot of stress on the i) - Danish

Hallo - Dutch

שלום- Hebrew

nuqneH - Klingon

Kaltxì - Na'vi

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abe_tz
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hola- spanish halo- norwegian

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https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10
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გამარჯობა (Gamarjoba)-Georgian;

Здравствуй (Zdravstvui)-Russian;

Hello-English;

Bonjour-French;

Buongiorno-Italian;

Hola-Spanish;

Hallo-German

Arabic-(Marhaba) مرحبا

Góðan dag (Gothan dag)-Old Norse

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew-Macdonald

Hallo! (German, Norwegian, and Dutch)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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Hello: English
Hallo: German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Hola: Spanish
Oi/Olá: Brazilian Portugues/Portuguese from Portugal
Ciao: Italian
Salut: French
Pryviet: Russian
Ni hao: Chinese
Namaste: Hindi
Shalom: Hebrew
Salaam: Arabic

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bachirdhm

not "Salaam,سلام", it's "As-salamu alaykum,السلام عليكم" or "Marhaba,مرحبا" (:

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickOsa
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Salve! (Latin)

Dia duit! (Irish)

Merhaba! (Turkish)

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https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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Hallo- German, Dutch

Saluton- Esperanto

Salve/Salvete- Latin (saalwey/saalweytey, like the ey in hey)

你好- Mandarin Chinese (nǐ-hǎo)

您好- Mandarin Chinese formal/polite (nín-hǎo)

Привіт- Ukrainian (pry-veet)

Привет- Russian informal (pree-vjet)

Здравствуй(те)- Russian formal (zdravstvuj[tje], the v's can sound like f's)

I couldn't find anything for formal Ukrainian and there wasn't anything in the course about formal hello. (And no, I didn't look up hello in different languages but just a multi-language keyboard: http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/latin_alphabet.htm , change it to English if you want, it's originally in French)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Вітаю is what comes up if I type здравствуйте into Google, for whatever that's worth!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hello.htm has lots of translations on one page, many of them even with audio.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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I use omniglot a lot but I've found that not all translations are accurate

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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I'm not sure all translations you'd get from random people on these forums are necessarily accurate :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AssiaBch99

Marhaba in Arabic

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Krissie123662002

Hello

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jency_br0ckkk

Hola!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Krissie123662002

Hey guys! If I think your comment is good I will give you a lingot Klara Ilona got 3 for her massive list of hellos. So try your best ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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Terve! / Hei! - Finnish. Szia! (singular) / Sziasztok! (plural) - Hungarian. Geia sas! - Greek.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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Please correct me if I'm wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gingerninja3148

For the European Day of Languages I wrote down how to say hello in 36 languages so this will be a pretty big list. I'll try to do ones that haven't been already mentioned or are too well known.

Basque- Kaixo Bosnian-Zdravo Bulgarian- Zdravej Catalan- Bon Dia Croatian- Bok Czech- Ahoj Estonian- Tere Finnish- Moi Hungarian- Szia Latvian- Sveiki Lithuanian- Labas Luxembourgish- Moinen Maltese- Aw Turkish- Merhaba Swedish- God Dag Scots- Hello Swiss German- Sali Romansch- Ciao Romanian- Salut Norwegian- Hei

Ok I think that it enough. If any are wrong please correct me. Sometimes there were multiple ones listed so some of these are formal and some are informal etc.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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English: Hello

German: Wilkkomen

Spanish: Hola

Hawaiian: Aloha

French: Bonjour

Italian: Ciao

Esperanto: Saluton

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https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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Wilkommen is welcome in German. Hallo is hello

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ami_Dipanwita

bengali= নমস্কার (naw-mosh-kaar)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wilkinsnick18

Ciao in Italian Sveiki in Latvian

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mariomm1917

Hello = English

Hola =Spanish

Ciao = Italian

Bonjour = French

Hallo = German

Privyet = Russian

Konnichiwa = Japanese

Ni hao = Chinese

Oi = Portugese

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

नमस्ते [namaste] in Hindi.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phle70

in Swedish / på svenska

Hello!, Hi! / Hej!, Tjena!, Tja! (the latter two are, I guess, dialectal, and rather informal)

Good day! / God dag! (rather formal)

more of it

Good morning! / God morgon! (formal), Go'morron! (rather informal, colloquial), Morr'n! (informal, definitely colloquial)

Good evening! / God kväll!, God afton! (uhm, people may look funny at you if you use the latter in a serious way in a non-formal setting - it's rather old-fashioned ;-) )

Good night! (mainly used as in "Good night, (and) sleep well!") / God natt! (God natt, (och) sov gott!)

Bye! / Hej då!
See you!, See ya! / Vi syns!, Syns!, Tja'rå!

(We're not that formal in Sweden - e.g. we mainly use the informal "you", even when speaking to people we don't know.
Some of the informal versions I've mentioned may be dialectal to my region.
People seldom use apostrophes in writing, the colloquial examples above are rather what they sound like.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabe98766789

In Tlingit, "good day" is "wook'éi yakyee". It's the closest I can come to a direct translation.

3 months ago