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:
Informal: ¿Qué tal? (keh-tahl) – What’s up?
Formal: Guten Tag
Informal: Hallo, Hi
Formal: Zdravstvuyte (zdra-stvooy-te)
Formal: Nǐn hǎo
Informal: Nǐ hǎo (nee haow)
Informal: Yā, Yō
Formal: Anyoung haseyo
Formal: Asalaam alaikum (Peace be upon you)
Informal: Marhaban (mahr-hah-bahn), Ahlan (ah-lahn)
Formal: Dobrý den
Formal: Dobar dan
Informal: Hej, Halløj
Informal: Hoi, Hallo
Formal: Dzień dobry (jine-dobree)
Informal: Cześć (chech-sh-ch), Witaj
Formal: Namaste, Namaskar
Informal: Hai, Helo
Formal: Merhaba (mehr-hah-bah)
Informal: Selam (sel-um)
Formal: Shalom (shah-lohm)
Formal: God dag
Informal: Hej, Tjena
Formal: God dag
Informal: S̄wạs̄dī (sah-wah-dee)
Informal: néih hóu (nay-ho)
More Information About the Languages:
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