Hello In All Kinds Of Languages

Do you know how to say hello in different languages? If you do, please post it here ☺☺☺

August 24, 2017


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".

August 24, 2017

In Icelandic, we normally just say (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.

August 24, 2017

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
August 25, 2017

That's a lot of languages ☺☺☺

August 25, 2017

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.

August 26, 2017

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

August 25, 2017

Very cool! Great job XD

August 25, 2017

A couple that haven't been listed yet:

Sumerian: Silim

Hittite: Assu

I have studied both informally, but intend to study them at a university in the future.

August 25, 2017


September 11, 2017

hola: hello in spanish. Hydrofluoric acid: goodbye

August 31, 2017

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.”

March 8, 2018

Russian Здравствуйте – Hello Привет – Hi

May 29, 2018

In Korean we say 안녕하세요 to an adult and 안녕 to a friend or to a person younger than you

August 24, 2017

Spanish: Hola

Portuguese: Ola

French: Bonjour

Italian: Ciao

German: Hallo

August 24, 2017

Japanese - こんにちは

August 24, 2017

In Tagalog, we don't really have a word for hello, so we just say "Kamusta" which literally means "How are you".

August 24, 2017

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.

August 24, 2017

Turkish; Merhaba, Selam

August 25, 2017

Toki Pona: Toki

August 25, 2017

Estonian: Tere! (I'm sure there are other ways, but my Estonian is teeny tiny.)
Hebrew: שלום, היי (Hi, Shalom)
Russian: Здравствуй(те), привет, hello/greetings, hi.
Esperanto: Saluton
French: Bonjour/salut (more formal, less formal)

August 25, 2017

As far as I know: English: Hello. Dutch: Hallo. German: Hallo. French: salut. chinese (this is how you say it.):Nihaw.

August 25, 2017

Myaamia (Miami-Illinois): Aya

August 25, 2017
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