How to Say Hello in Different Languages ~ (Audio)

Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Other, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

WE say it every day, dozens of times a day, if not more – hello. So does everyone else on this big, blue marble in the sky, in thousands of different languages. (Incredibly, experts of linguistics, the scientific study of languages, don’t agree on how many languages are spoken!) In this article, we are going to show you how to say hello in different languages – but just some of the main ones!

Spanish – Hola or buenos días

French – Bonjour

Italian – Bon giorno

German – Guten Tag

Japanese – Ohayo gozaimasu (pronounced oh-ha-yoh goh-zah-ee-mahss), or konnichiwa

Portuguese – Bom dia

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Swedish – Hej (pronounced hey)

Dutch – Goedendag

Russian – Privet (pronounced pree-vyet)

Hebrew – Shalom

Greek – Yia sou (pronounced yah soo)

Chinese (Mandarin) – Nĭ hăo (nee how)

Irish – Dia duit (pronounced gee-ah ditch)

Czech – Dobré ráno

Finnish – Hyvää päivää

Arabic – Asslam alykom

Danish – Hej (pronounced hey)

Swahili – Habari

Turkish – Merhaba selam

Hindi – Namaste

Slovenian – Zivijo (pronounced gee-vee-oh)

Now that you know how to say hello in different languages, remember that different cultures have different customs. In the Western world, shaking hands is common, while in the East, a slight bow may be more appropriate. If you are going to travel, be sure to learn the customs of the area so as not to offend. When in doubt, go for a formal greeting — or nod and smile. That is universally understood. : )

French Word for Me

French

The French word for me is moi. It is pronounced mwah.

Moi also means “mine” as in this French phrase – c’est à moi. It means “it’s mine.”

Girl Before a Mirror, c.1932

Now you know the French word for me.

 

 
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How to Say Pink in Different Languages

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Here’s how to say pink in different languages:

Chinese –  fěnhóngsè (粉紅色)

Danish – lyserød

Dutch – roze

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Finnish – pinkki

French – rose

German – rosa

Greek – roz (ροζ)

Haitian Creole – woz

Icelandic – bleikur

Irish – bándearg

Italian – rosa

Japanese – momoiro (桃色)

Norwegian – rosa

Portuguese – rosa

Russian – rozovuĭ (розовый)

Spanish – rosa

Swedish – skär

Vietnamese – hồng

Welsh – pinc

How to Say Black in Different Languages

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Here’s how to say black in different languages:

Chinese – hēi sè (黑色)

Danish – sort

Dutch – zwart

Finnish – musta

French – noir

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German – schwarz

Greek – mávro (μαύρο)

Haitian Creole – nwa

Icelandic – svartur

Irish – dubh

Italian – nero

Japanese – kuro (黒)

Norwegian – svart

Portuguese – preto

Russian – chernui (черный)

Spanish – negro

Swedish – svart

Vietnamese – đen

Welsh – du