Hello In All Kinds Of Languages
Do you know how to say hello in different languages? If you do, please post it here ☺☺☺
In Romanian there are many ways to say hello. The most common way is "Buna" which if translated literally means "Good" in english but the longer version of this would be "Buna ziua" which means "Good day". Another way to say hello is "Salut", just like in French, however you mostly say this to friends or family. We also say "Alo" but you only say this when your talking on the phone. Then, there's "Hei" which you could obviously guess means "Hey".
In Icelandic, we normally just say hæ (which is more like "hi"). The other way is sæl (talking to a woman) and sæll (talking to a man). There's also simply halló, which is a bit more formal.
In all the languages I am studying and plan on studying :
- English : Hello ( well this one I'm not studying, as it's already my mother-tongue )
- German : Hallo
- Norwegian : Hallo
- Danish : Hej
- Swedish : Hej
- Icelandic : Hállo
- Faroese : Hállo
- Russian : Здраствуйте
- Finnish : Terve
- Karelian : Terveh
- French : Salut
- Japanese : こんにちは
- Chinese : 你好
Kazakh: сәлем Bulgarian: здравей(те) Uzbek: Salom/салом Kabardian: уузыншэм
I would add more, but it's kind of late and I probably shouldn't be here anyway.
Languages I can speak with a reasonable level:
Portuguese (my mother tongue) - Olá/ Oi
Catalan - Hola
Spanish - Hola
English - Hi/ Hello
Languages that I can speak in a basic way:
French - Salut
Esperanto - Saluton
Languages that I am studying or that I can speak some very basic things:
Dutch - Hoi
German - Hallo
Italian - Ciao
Romanian - Buna/ Salut
Swedish - Hej
some languages that I intend to speak one day:
Occitan - Adieussiatz
Mandarin - Nihao
Russian - Privet
A couple that haven't been listed yet:
I have studied both informally, but intend to study them at a university in the future.
In Lojban, “coi” is used as a greeting: .i coi la'o sy. toggitang3 .sy
Also, “doi” is used like, doi .djon. .e'apei mi klama le vimku'a “Hey, John, can I go to the bathroom?”
Additionally, “ju'i” is a way call demand attention from the listener(s). ju'i minde .i mi pu facki le besna be do “Attention, Commander. I found your brain.”
In Korean we say 안녕하세요 to an adult and 안녕 to a friend or to a person younger than you
In Tagalog, we don't really have a word for hello, so we just say "Kamusta" which literally means "How are you".
hello! hallo! hola! ola! <--- hello in the languages i know/am studying. but also kaixo! salut! hoi! ni hao! kon'nichiwa! marhabaan! ciao! i know these for whatever reason.
As far as I know: English: Hello. Dutch: Hallo. German: Hallo. French: salut. chinese (this is how you say it.):Nihaw.