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How to say hello in your language!

imaginary-sj

Uzbekistan

05:04 AM Feb 07 2011 |

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imaginary-sj

Uzbekistan

In Arabic language there are so many equivalents for the word " Hello".

1. Asalamu Alaikom ( it has a slight religious connotation) 

2.Marhaban. ( Informal and friendly)

3.Ahlan ( in libyan dialect we say " Ahleen" ^^)

 

05:09 AM Feb 07 2011 |

Julie3

Julie3

Russian Federation

Hello! In Russian we have two main expressions: Zdravstvuyite (formal; translated means "Wish you good health") and privet (among friends). As to good-bye we have two as well: Do svidanya (formal: translated as "till next meeting") and poka (informal).

05:40 AM Feb 07 2011 |

fanus.star

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hello

we said: salam (first "a" similare to "a" in"active" and second "a" simlare to "u" in "umbrella")

 

05:54 AM Feb 07 2011 |

Tsaokuohua

China

喂!or 你好。

10:15 AM Feb 07 2011 |

Azeri_LADY

Azeri_LADY

Azerbaijan

We also say salam in azeri language:)

10:24 AM Feb 07 2011 |

OpenMind

Switzerland

We say "Hoi" under friends or "Grüezi" as formal. 

01:47 PM Feb 07 2011 |

Terra incognita

Ukraine

Hi there. Really interesting post. A lot of useful information for everybody. I’m from Ukraine and in my language we say “Pryvit” or “Zdrastuite” or “Dobrogo dnia”. I really love my mother tongue:-)

02:50 PM Feb 07 2011 |

TranceGirl85

Netherlands

well… in Poland we say "cześć" to our friends,which just means HI,the formal way is "witam"...english hello..or we just say Dzień Dobry (Good Morning/Afternoon)

p.s. there are not many other languages that i know how to say "hi" in,but i just love the english and spanish one:)

08:50 PM Feb 09 2011 |

narges

narges

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi friends
plz write the phonetic of the word!!! it could`nt work for us coz we could`nt spell the word!!!! i waaaaant to knowww…...
but my mother language…persian
hello= salam
how R U ? = halet chetore? (halet like ‘ha’ like ‘humble’ ‘let’ like ‘let’ & (chetore like ‘che’ like ‘bet’ ‘tore’ like ‘home’

09:33 PM Feb 09 2011 |

minnieh

minnieh

Germany

Hello in German is just "Hallo" very simple!

and in my mother tongue Vietnamese: Xin chao.

But sometimes if you want to greet a special person, like an old woman or something you have to attach a particular suffix, in that case it would be: Chao Ba.

but it depends on the person's gender and age which suffix you have to use. 

11:29 PM Feb 09 2011 |