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How to Say ‘Hello’ in 23 Different Languages

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How to Say Hello in Different Languages: Formal and Informal Greetings in Different Languages

It is valuable to know how to say hello in different languages, as a simple ‘hello’ is often the first point of call for human interaction. Most importantly, the way we say hello can build the relationship with the other person. You may choose different ways to say hello depending on the situation and environment that you are speaking the language in.  For instance, you may use a formal hello for a business trip abroad, or an informal hello when meeting fellow travellers on holiday. Knowing how to say hello in different languages in certain situations is a great starting point for learning a language.

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How to say ‘hello’ in different languages across the world:

Spanish

Formal: Hola
Informal: ¿Qué tal? (keh-tahl) – What’s up?

German

Formal: Guten Tag
Informal: Hallo, Hi

Italian

Formal: Salve
Informal: Ciao

French

Formal: Bonjour
Informal: Salut

Portuguese

Formal: Olá
Informal: Oi

Russian

Formal: Zdravstvuyte (zdra-stvooy-te)
Informal: Privet

Mandarin

Formal: Nǐn hǎo
Informal: Nǐ hǎo (nee haow)

Japanese

Formal: Konnichiwa
Informal:

Korean

Formal: Anyoung haseyo
Informal: Anyoung

Arabic

Formal: Asalaam alaikum (Peace be upon you)
Informal: Marhaban (mahr-hah-bahn), Ahlan (ah-lahn)

Czech

Formal: Dobrý den
Informal: Ahoj

Croatian

Formal: Dobar dan
Informal: Zdravo

Danish

Formal: Goddag
Informal: Hej, Halløj

Dutch

Formal: Goedendag
Informal: HoiHallo

Greek

Formal: Yassas
Informal: Yassou

Polish

Formal: Dzień dobry (jine-dobree)
Informal: Cześć (chech-sh-ch), Witaj

Hindi

Formal: Namaste, Namaskar
Informal: Hai, Helo

Turkish

Formal: Merhaba (mehr-hah-bah)
Informal: Selam (sel-um)

Hebrew

Formal: Shalom (shah-lohm)
Informal: Hey

Swedish

Formal: God dag
Informal: Hej, Tjena

Norwegian

Formal: God dag
Informal: Hei

Thai

Informal: S̄wạs̄dī (sah-wah-dee)

Cantonese

Informal: néih hóu (nay-ho)

 

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