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Good afternoon in many languages

These are phrases you use when you greet people in the afternoon. Exactly when you use these phrases varies from country to country. In some languages, Spanish for example, the same words are used for afternoon and evening.

Language Afternoon greetings
Abkhaz Уа, мшы бзиа (Ua, mšy bzia)
Adyghe Уимафэ шІу
Afrikaans Goeie middag
Albanian (Gheg) Mir-dita
Albanian (Tosk) Mirëdita
Aleut Angaliichxizax̂
Aklan Mayad nga hapon
Alsatian Güete Nàchmittag
Amharic እንደምን ዋልክ? (i'ndemin walik?) - m
እንደምን ዋልሽ? (i'ndemin walish?) - f
አንደምን ዋሉ (i'ndemin walu) - frm
[how did you spend the day?]
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(misa' il kẖayr) مساء الخير
response - (misa' in noor) مساء النّور
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(masā' al-khayr) مساء الخير
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(mselkḥīr) مساء الخير
Aragonese Buena tardi
Armenian
(Eastern)
Բարի' օր: (Bari or) - rarely used
Armenian
(Western)
Բարի կէսօր: (Paree gesor)
Assamese শুভ আবেলি (subha abeli)
শুভ বিয়লি (subha biyoli)
Asturian Bones tardes
Azeri Hər vaxtınız xeyir
Salam
Basque Arratsalde on
Bavarian Guadn Obnd
Obnd!
Griaß God
Bhojpuri राम राम (raam raam)
Bosnian Dobar dan
Breton Demat
Bulgarian Добър ден (Dobãr den)
Burmese မဂႆလာပၝ (min-ga-la-ba)
Cape Verdean Creole Boa tardi
Catalan Bona tarda
Cebuano Maayong Hapon
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Buenas tåtdes
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Buenos tatdes
Chinese
(Cantonese)
午安 (ńgh ōn)
Chinese
(Hakka)
食晝沒? (siit8zu5mut8?)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
午安 (wǔān)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
午安 (gō-an)
Chipewyan ʔédúhų́n dzídisítł’ą́ghé ɂedlánet’é
Cornish Dohajydh da
Corsican Bonghjornu
Croatian Dobar dan
Cuyonon Mayad nga apon
Czech Dobré odpoledne
Danish God eftermiddag
Dutch Goedemiddag
Goeiemiddag
Esperanto Bonan posttagmezon
Estonian Tere päevast
Faroese Góðan dagin
Fijian Bula, Ni sa Bula
Finnish Hyvää päivää
Päivää
French Bonjour
Bon après-midi
Frisian (North) Moin
Frisian (West) Goeie middei
Friulian Bundì
Galician Boa tarde
Georgian დილა მშვიდობისა (dila mshvidobisa)
German Guten Tag
Greek (Modern) Καλό απόγευμα (kaló apóyevma)
Gujarati સારા બપોરે (sārā bapōrē)
Haitian Creole Bon apre-midi
Hausa Barka da yamma
Hawaiian Aloha ʻauinalā
Hebrew (achar tzahara'im tovim) אחר צהריים טובים
Hindi दोपहर के बाद नमस्कार (dopahar ke bad namaskar)
Hungarian Jó napot (kívánok)
Icelandic Góðan daginn, Góðan dag
Igbo ndewo; oga diri gị (reply)
Iloko Naimbag a malem
Indonesian Selamat siang
Interlingua Bon die
Inuktitut ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ (Unnuhatkut/Unnusakkut)
Iñupiaq Unnusatkun
Irish (Gaelic) Tráthnóna maith duit (sg)
Tráthnóna maith daoibh (pl)
Italian Buongiorno
Buon pomeriggio
Japanese こんにちは [今日は] (konnichiwa)
Javanese Sugeng siang
Jèrriais Bouônjour
Kannada ಶುಭ ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನ (shubha madhyahna)
Kazakh Қайырлы күн! (Qayırlı kün!)
Khmer ទិវាសួស្ដី (tivaa soou sduii)
Khoekhoe (Nama) !Gâi tse!gâǁaeb.
Korean 안녕하십니까 (annyeong hashimnikka)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Rojbaş
Kurdish (Sorani) Roj baş
Kyrgyz Кутмандуу күнүңүз менен!
(Kutmanduu kününgüz menen!) - sg/frm
Latvian Labdien
Limburgish Gojemiddig
Lithuanian Laba diena
Lojban coi
Lozi Ki musihali
Lule Sámi Buorre biejvve
Luxembourgish Gudde Mëtteg
Macedonian Добар ден(Dobar den)
Malagasy Manao ahoana e
Malay Selamat tengah hari (12-2pm)
Maltese Wara nofs in-nar it-tajjeb
Mam Qa’lte
Manx (Gaelic) Fastyr mie
Māori Kia ora
Marathi नमस्कार (namaskār)
Mauritian Creole Bon apré-midi
Mongolian Өдрийн мэнд (Ödriin mend)
Navajo Yá'át'ééh
Ndebele (Northern) Litshonile
Nepali नमस्कार
(namaskar)
Newari / Nepal Bhasa भिं न्हि
Northern Sámi Buorre beaivvi
Ipmel atti (reply)
Northern Sotho Dumêlang
Norwegian God ettermiddag
Occitan Bon vèspre
Ojibwe Mino giizhigad ("It's a good day")
Oriya ସୁଭସନ୍ଧ୍ଯା (shubhashandhaa)
Papiamento Bon tardi
Pashto (wradz mo pa kheyr) ورځ مو په خير
Polish Dzień dobry
Miłego popołudnia - (used when leaving)
Portuguese Boa tarde
Portuguese (Brazilian) Boa tarde
Quechua Wuynas tardis
Romanian Bună ziua
Romansh Buna sera / Buna saira
Russian Добрый день! (Dobryj den'!)
Sakha Үтүө күнүнэн (ytyø kynynen)
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Bona sera
Scottish Gaelic Feasgar math
Scots Guid efternuin
Serbian Добар дан (Dobar dan)
Shona Masikati
Masikati, maswera sei? (reply)
Sicilian Bon jornu
Bona sira
Sinhala සුභ දවාලක් (subha dhavalak)
Slovak Dobré popoludnie (rarely used)
Slovenian Dober dan (from 8am until sunset)
Somali Galab wanaagsan
Southern Sámi Buerie biejjie
Spanish Buenas tardes
Stellingwarfs Goeiemiddag
Swahili Habari ya mchana
Swedish God eftermiddag
Swiss German Gueten Abig / Guete Daag
Tagalog Magandang hapon po (frm)
Magandang hapon (inf)
Tamil மதிய வணக்கம் (madhiya vanakkam)
Tatar Xäyerle kön
Telugu శుభ దినం (shubha dhinaṅ)
Tetum Botarde / Lorokraik diak / Boastarde
Thai สวัสดีครับ/ค่ะ (sà-wàt-dee kráp/kâ)
Tibetan ཉིན་གུང་བདེ་ལེགས།
Tigrinya ከመይ ውዒልካ (kemey Wu’elka) m/sg
ከመይ ውዒልኪ (kemey Wu’elki) f/sg
ከመይ ውዒልኩም (kemey Wu’elkum) m/pl/frm
ከመይ ውዒልክን (kemey Wu’elkn) f/pl/frm
Tok Pisin Apinum
Tongan Malo tau ma'u e ho'ata ni
Tswana Thupama e e monate
Turkish Tünaydın
İyi günler
Ukrainian Доброго дня (Dobroho dnia)
Urdu (roz bākhair) روز بخير
Uzbek Hayirli kun
Venetian Bondì / Bongiorno
Vietnamese Xin chào
Võro Hüvvä lõunaaigo
Welsh P'nawn da / Prynhawn da
Wolof Jamm nga yendoo
Xhosa Uben' emva kwemini entle
Yapese Fal'e misii
Yiddish (A gut ovnt) א גוט אָוונט
Yoruba Ẹ ku ọsan
Yucatec Maya Ma'lob chi'inil K'iin
Zazaki Perocê şıma xeyr bo
Zulu Sawubona (sg)
Sanibonani (pl)