Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

How do say Hello and Goodbye in any language.?

Any language except english

22 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    English – Hello (formal), Hi (informal), Whazzup? (very informal)

    French – Salut (informal, silent "T"), Bonjour (formal)

    Bahamas – Hello (formal), Hi and Hey (informal), What you sayin Buyh (very informal - slang)

    German – Hallo (informal), Guten Tag (formal)

    Bavarian – Grüß Gott (Gruess Gott), Servus (informal, also means "goodbye", pronounced zair-voos)

    Northern German – Moin Moin

    Spanish – Hola (pronounced without the H sound, ola)– Buenos Días (morning), Buenas Tardes (afternoon and early evening), Buenas Noches (late evening)

    Slovak – Dobrý deň [dobrii dyeny]

    Welsh – Helo

    Tsonga (south Africa) – Minjhani (when greeting adult people)– Kunjhani (when greeting your peer group or below your age)

    Japanese – Ohayou gozaimasu (O-HA-YOH GO-ZA-EE-MAS) (Morning); Konnichi wa (KOHN-NI-CHEE-WA) (Daytime or Afternoon); Konban wa (KOHN-BAHN-WA)(Evening); Moshi Moshi (MO-SHE MO-SHE) (When answering the phone)

    Italian – Ciao (informal), Salve, Buon giorno (Morning, formal), Buon pomeriggio (Afternoon, formal), Buona sera (Evening, formal)

    Swedish – Hej (informal), God dag (formal)

    Arabic-based languages – As-salaam-aleykum (Peace be on you) or Marhabah (Hello)

    Arabic – Sabbah-el-Khair (Good morning) Masaa-el-Khair (good evening); note that (Kh) is pronounced from the back of the throat.

    Persian – Salaam or Do-rood (see note above - Salaam is an abbreviation, the full version is As-salaam-o-aleykum in all Islamic societies)

    Hindi – Namaste (pronounced Na-mus-thei)

    Korean – Ahn nyeong ha se yo (formal), Ahn nyeong (informal. Can also be used as "Goodbye")

    Dutch – Hoi (very informal), Hallo (informal), Goedendag (formal)

    Russian – Pree-vyet (informal), Zdravstvuyte (formal, pronounce: ZDRA-stvooy-tyeh)

    Chinese, Mandarin – Ni Hao(Nee HA-oh)

    Chinese, Cantonese – Nei Ho

    Hebrew – Shalom (which means hello, goodbye and peace) Hi (informal)

    Norwegian – Hei

    Portuguese – "Oi" or "Alô" (informal), Bom dia (good morning), Boa tarde (good afternoon), Boa Noite (good evening)

    Danish – Hej (informal) God dag (formal)

    Burmese – Mingalarbar

    Turkish – Merhaba (Formal) Naber? (Informal)

    Lithuanian – Laba diena (formal) Labas, Sveikas (informal male) Sveika (female) Sveiki (plural)

    Vietnam – Chao

    Filipino – Kumusta Ka (How are you)

    Esperanto – Saluton

    Tamil – Vanakkam

    Swahili – Jambo

    Lingala – Mbote

    Indonesian – Selamat Pagi (Good Morning), Selamat Siang (Good Afternoon), Selamat Malam (Good Evening)

    Nepali – Namaskar

    Polish – Dzień dobry (formal), Cześć (informal)

    Hawaiian – Aloha

    Local Hawaiian Pidgin – 'Sup braddah!

    Thai – Sawa dee-ka (if you're a girl)/ Sawa dee-krap (if you're a guy)

    Hungarian, Magyar – Jo napot [yoh (as in the word "oh") naput](Good-day, formal), Szervusz [Sairvoose] (informal)

    Czech – Dobry rano (until about 8 or 9 a.m.), Dobry den

    Ukranian – Dobriy ranok (formal)- Good Morning, Dobriy deyn (formal) - Good Afternoon, Dobriy vechir (formal)- Good Evening, Pryvit (informal)

    Latvian – Labdien, sveiki, chau (informal sound like in Italian)

    Finnish – Hyvää päivää (formal) - Moi / Hei (Informal)

    Greek – Yia sou (Ya-soo) (informal), yia sas (formal)

    Icelandic – Góðan dag (formal), Hæ (informal)

    Pig Latin – Ellohay

    Malayalam – Namaskkaram

    Urdu – Adaab

    Telugu – Baagunnara (how are you) (formal)

    Chichewa – Moni Bambo! (to man) / Moni Mayi! (to woman)

    Oshikwanyama – Wa uhala po, Meme? (to woman) / Wa uhala po, Tate? (to man) (response: ee) Nawa tuu? (response: ee) (formal) Ongaipi? (how is it? - informal)

    Nahuatl – Niltze, Hao

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    Croatian – Bok (informal), Dobro Jutro (Good Morning), Dobar Dan (Day), Dobra Većer (evening), Laku Noć (Good Night)

    Navajo – Ya'at'eeh. (Hello!)

    Maltese – Merħba (welcome), Bonġu (Good Morning), Bonswa (or) Il-lejl it-tajjeb (Good Evening)

    Congo – Mambo

    Jibberish – Huthegelluthego, H-idiguh-el l-idiguh-o (hello,formal), H-diguh-i(hi, informal), H-idiguh-ow a-diguh-re y-idigah-ou? (how are you?)Jibberish

    Senegal – Salamaleikum (see 11.)

    German-speaking parts of Switzerland – Grüzi! (Grew-tsi)

    Scanian – Haj (universal), Hallå (informal), Go'da (formal), Go'maren (morning greeting), Go'aften (evening greeting)

    Luxembourgish – Moïen (MOY-en)

    Samoan – Talofa (Formal), Malo (informal)

    Tongan – Malo e leilei

    Tahitian – Ia Orana

    Tetum (Timor - Leste)– Bondia (Good Morning), Botarde (Good Afternoon), Bonite (Good Evening)

    Maori – Kia ora

    Romanian – Salut; Buna dimineata/ziua/seara (respectful good morning/day/evning); Buna (usually for girls)

    Gujrathi – Kem Che

    Marathi – Namaskar

    Surfer – 'tsup?

    South African English – Hoezit (Howzit) (Informal Greeting)

    Lao – Sawa dee krap/ka

    Kanien'kéha (Mohawk) – Kwe Kwe (Gway gway)

    Serbian – Zdravo (informal), Dobro jutro (Good morning), Dobar dan (Good afternoon, also used as a formal greeting), Dobro veče (pronounced as "dobro vetche", means Good evening), Laku Noć (Good Night)

    Kannada &#; Namaskara

    Mongolia – Sain baina uu? SA-YEN BAYA-NU(Formal); Sain uu? SAY-NU(Informal); Ugluunii mend (Good morning, pronounced as 'oglony mend', 'o'sound like 'old'); Udriin mend (Good afternoon, pronounced as 'odriin mend', again 'o'sound like 'old'); Oroin mend (Good evening, pronounced as 'oroin mend', but here 'o' sound like 'orc')

    Slovenian: živjo (informal(ž sounds like zh); dobro jutro (good morning); dober dan (good afternoon); dober večer (good evening (č sounds like ch in chips)

    Gaeilge: Dia Dhuit (informal(Pronounced Dee ah ghouit) Literal Translation God be with you.

    Kurdish: Roj Bas ( ROHZJ BAHSH)

    Bengali: Salamwalaikum (see 14)

    Igbo: Nde-ewo (pronounced enday aywo; Nna-ewo (pronounced enna wo)

  • Leah
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Not French, if you want to speak correct, fluent French, it is very hard. I would have to say that English is the easiest- English is very much an oral language, if it doesnt sound nice out loud, it's wrong. After that, something like Spanish or Italian is easy. Mandarin, isn't that hard since there is no conjugation or grammar, but it doesn't sound like any western language and the sentence structures are totally different. Plus, unless you happen to live in Chinatown, it's sort-of useless.

  • 1 decade ago

    russian: Privet (hello) paka(bye) in informal language

    Zdrasstvuyte(good day) and Da Ssvidanye(good bye)_formal

    french: Salut/Allo -Hi

    Bye- Bye

    Bonjour/Bonsoir -Hi but formal

    Aurevoir- goodbye in formal

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ki'ora is hello in maori.

    Haera ra means goodbye.

    unsure of my spelling tho.

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  • 1 decade ago

    in malay, there's no hello or goodbye, just (directly translated) safe day [selamat sejahtera] or safe morning [selamat pagi] afternoon [selamat tengahari] , night [selamat malam] and safe journey [selamat jalan] which substitutes for goodbye.

    obvously, the world was a much more dangerous place in the malay countries long ago ;)

    in chinese, goodbye is "zai jian". that's all i noe

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    depending on what language, but you can say

    dutch : hello // goed tot ziens

    french: bonjour// au revoir

    german: hallo// Auf Wiedersehen

    greek: γειάσου/ αγαθό αντίο

    italian: ciao// arrivederci

    portuguese: hello// adeus

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Hello - Bula

    Goodbye - Moce

    C pronounced as a "th"

  • 1 decade ago

    salve (pronounced sal-way)= hello in Latin

    not sure what goodbye is.

  • 1 decade ago


    Oi (informal)- Hi

    Tchau (informal) - Bye

  • 1 decade ago

    In Latin hello is salve (sal-way) if spoken to one person, and salvete (sal-way-tey) if spoken to multiple people. Goodbye is vale (wal-ay) and valete (wal-e-tey).

    Source(s): 3 years of Latin
  • 1 decade ago

    ei gude wie and machs guud oder mä sieht sisch (Hessian dialect)

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