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These are phrases you use when you greet people in the morning. Exactly when you use these phrases varies from country to country.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), dl = dual (said to two people), pl = plural (said to many people).

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Language Morning greetings
Abkhaz Уа, Шьыжьы бзиа (Ua, Š’yž’y bzia)
Adyghe Уипчэдыжь шІу
Afrikaans Goeiemôre
Môre
Aklan Mayad nga agahon
Albanian (Gheg) Mir-mëngjes
Albanian (Tosk) Mirëmëngjes
Aleut Qilachxizax̂
Alsatian Güete Morge
Altay Јакшылыкту таҥла (Ĵakšılıktu tañla)
Amharic እንደምን አደርክ? (əndämən addärk?) >m
እንደምን አደርሽ? (əndämən addärš?) >f
አንደምን አደሩ? (əndämən addäru?) frm
[how did you pass the night?]
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(ṣabā il kẖayr) صباح الخير
response - (ṣabā in noor) صباح النّور
Arabic
(Lebanese)
Saba7 el khayr
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(ṣabāḥul kẖayr) صباح الخير
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(ṣbah lkḥīr) صباح الخير
Aramaic Safro bricho
Armenian
(Eastern)
Բարի' լույս: (Bari luys)
Աստծո բարին: (Asttzo barin) - response
Armenian
(Western)
Բարի լոյս: (Paree looys)
Աստուծոյ բարին: (Asdoodzo pareen) - response
Aragonese Buen diya
Arapaho Nii’óóke’
Assamese সুপ্ৰভাত (xuprôbhat)
Asturian Bonos díes
Azerbaijani Sabahınız xeyir
Balinese Rahajeng semeng
Bambara I ni sɔgɔma (sg)
Aw ni sɔgɔma (pl)
Bashkir хәйерле ирте
(xäyyerlye irtye)
Basque Egun on
Bavarian Guadn moing
Moing
Belarusian Добрай раніцы (Dobraj ranicy)
Bemba Mwaikaleni
'Mwaombeni
Mwashibukeni
Eya mukwai (reply)
Bengali সুপ্রভাত (Shuprôbhat)
Bhojpuri राम राम (raam raam)
Bikol Marhay na aga
Dyos marhay na aga
Marhay na pagka-aga
Bislama Gudmoning
Bosnian Dobro jutro
Breton Demat
Bulgarian Добро утро (Dobro utro)
Burmese မဂႆလာပၝ (min-ga-la-ba)
Cape Verdean Creole Bon dia
Catalan Bon dia
Cebuano Maayong Buntag
Central Dusun Kopisanangan dongkosuabon
Osonong kosuabon
Chabacano de Cavite Buenas dias
Chabacano de Zamboanga Buenas dias
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Buenas dias
Buenas dihas
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Buenas dihas
Chechen Iуьйре дика йойла (Jüyre dika yoyla)
Iуьйре дика хуьлда хьан (Jüyre dika xülda ẋan) - sg
Iуьйре дика хуьлда шун (Jüyre dika xülda şun) - pl
Cherokee ᎣᏍᏓ ᏑᎾᎴᎢ (Osda sunalei)
ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎾᎴᎢ (Osda svnalei)
Cheyenne Pėhévevóonā'o
É-peve-vóona'a (It's a good morning)
Chichewa Mwauka bwanji?
Mwadzuka bwanji?
Ndadzuka bwino (reply)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
早晨 (jóusàhn)
Chinese
(Hakka)
安早 (on1zo3)
(zo3)
恁會早 (an3voi5zo3)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
早安 (zǎo'ān)
早上好 (zǎoshànghǎo)
早晨好 (zǎochénhǎo)
你早 (nǐ zǎo)
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
侬早 (nóng zō)
早安 (zō ä)
早晨好 (zōlǎng hō)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
𠢕早 (gâu-chá)
Chinese
(Teochew)
早 (ja2)
Chipewyan K’abį́ nezų
ʔédúhų́n k’ą́mbį́ ɂedlánet’é
Chuukese Nesor annim
Chuvash Ыра кун пултӑр (Yra kun pultăr)
Cimbrian Guuten mòrgont!
Coastal Kadazan Kopivosian doungosuvab
Cornish Myttin da
Corsican Bonghjornu
Croatian Dobro jutro
Cuyonon Mayad nga tiprano
Czech Dobré ráno
Dobrý den
Danish God morgen
Dari (Sobh baxir) صبح بخير
Dholuo Ichiyo nade? (How is your morning?)
Achiyo ma ber (My morning is going well - reply)
Oyaore? (How is the morning?)
Oyaore ahinya (The morning is going well - reply)
Oyawore (It [the sky] has opened itself) (sg)
Oyawore ahinya (It has opened itself indeed) - reply sg) Oyaworeuru (pl)
Oyaworeuru ahinya (reply - pl)
Dutch Goedemorgen
Goeiemorgen
Dzongkha Chubo dele
Efik Emesiere
Emesiere nde (reply)
Elfdalian Gumåron
Estonian Tere hommikust
Ewe Ŋdi
Ŋdi na mi
Extremaduran Buenu(s) día(s)
Alos buenus días
Faroese Góðan morgun
Fijian Yadra
Ni sa yadra
Finnish Hyvää huomenta
Huomenta
Flemish (West) Goeije morn
French Bonjour
Frisian (North) Moin
Frisian (Saterland) Moarn
Frisian (West) Goeie moarn
Friulian Bundì
Galician Bos días
Garifuna Buiti binafi
Gascon Bon jorn
Georgian დილა მშვიდობისა (dila mshvidobisa)
German Guten Morgen
Greek (Ancient) Ὑπίαινε! (Hypíaine!) - sg
Ὑπιαίνετε! (Hypiaínete!) - pl
Greek (Modern) Καλημέρα σας (Kaliméra sas)
Καλημέρα σου (Kaliméra su)
Καλημέρα (Kaliméra)
Greenlandic Iterluarit
Kumoorn
Guaraní Mba'eichapa ndepyhareve?
(How are you in the morning?)
Chepyhareve porâ, ha nde?
(I am having a good morning, and you?)
Iporã avei
(I'm fine too)
Gujarati સુપ્રભાત (suprabhat)
Haitian Creole Bonjou
Bon maten
Hausa Ina kwana? (How did you sleep?)
Lahiya lau (reply - in health)
Hawaiian Aloha kakahiaka
Aloha awakea
Hebrew (Boker tov) בוקר טוב
Herero Wa penduka
Wa penduka nawa? (sg)
Mwa penduka nawa (pl)
Hiligaynon Ma-ayong aga
Hindi नमस्ते (namaste)
&शुभ प्रभात (śubh prabhāt) - rarely used
Hmong (White) Nyob zoo (common any time of day)
Nyob zoo yav tsaus ntuj os (not common)
Nyob zoo thaum yav tsaus ntuj (not common)
Hungarian Jó reggelt (kívánok)
Iban Selamat pagi
Icelandic Góðan daginn
Góðan dag
Igbo Ụtụtụ ọma
Iloko Naimbag a bigat
Inari Saami Pyeri iiđeed
Indonesian Selamat pagi (early morning)
Selamat siang (late morning)
Inuktitut ᐅᓪᓛᓴᒃᑯᑦ
(Ublaahatkut/Ullaasakkut)
Iñupiaq Uvlaasatkun
Uvlaalluataq
Irish (Gaelic) Dia dhuit ar maidin (sg)
Dia dhaoibh ar maidin (pl)
Maidin mhaith
Italian Buongiorno
Jamaican Gud mawnin
Japanese お早うございます / おはようございます (ohayō gozaimasu)
お早う / おはよう (ohayō)
Javanese ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦲꦺꦚ꧀ꦗꦶꦁ
(Sugeng énjing)
Jenesch Voscha zarra
Jèrriais Bouônjour
Bouônjour à matîn
Kalmyk Сән хонвт! (Sän xonvt)
Kannada ಶುಭೋದಯ (shubhodaya)
Kashubian Dzén dobri
Kazakh Қайырлы таң! (Qayırlı tañ!)
Khmer អរុណសួស្ដី (’ârŭn suŏ sdei)
Khoekhoe (Nama) !Gâi ǁgoas.
Kinaray-a Mayad nga aga
Kinyarwanda Mwaramutse
Kiribati Ko kaman uuti? (Have you been awake for long?)
E uara matiuum? (How was your sleep?)
Korean 안녕하십니까 (annyeong hashimnikka)
좋은 아침 (joheun achim)
Kumyk Танг яхшы болсун
(Tang yaхşı bolsun)
Сав бол (Saw bol - reply)
Сав болугъуз (Saw boluğuz - reply)
!Kung San Tuwa
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Beyanîbash (sg)
Spéde bi xer (sg)
Sibaha te bi xér (sg)
Beyanîbash (pl)
Spede bi xer (pl)
Sibaa we bi xer (pl)
Kurdish (Sorani) Beyanî baş
Kyrgyz Кутмандуу таңыңыз менен!
(Kutmanduu tanyngyz menen!) - sg/frm
Lakota Sioux Híŋháŋni
Híŋhaŋni laȟči
Híŋhaŋni wašté
Ladino (Buenos diyas) בוינוס דייאס
(Buena demanyana) בוינא דימאנייאנא
Lao ສະບາຍດີ ton sao (sába̖ai-di̖i ton sao)
Latin Quid agis mane?
Latvian Labrīt
Laz კაი ოუმანი (Ǩai oumani)
Limburgish Gojemörge
Lingala Mbote
Lithuanian Labas rytas
Low Saxon (Goden) Morgen
Lozi Lumela; U zuhile cwang'i?
Luganda Wasuze otya nno? (How was your night?)
Bulungi, wasuze otya nno? (reply)
Lule Sámi Buorre idet
Luxembourgish Gudde Moien
Macedonian Добро утро (Dobro utro)
Добро јутро (Dobro jutro)
Maithili Suprabhaat
Malagasy Manao ahoana ianao
Malay Selamat pagi
Malayalam സുപ്രഭാതം (suprabhātham)
Maldivian (Ba'ajjeveri hendhuneh) ބައްއަޖޖެވުރި ހެނދުނެހް
Maltese Bonġu
L-għodwa t-tajba
Mam B’a’ntz q’ij
Xisjiy
Manx (Gaelic) Moghrey mie
Māori Kia ora
Ata mārie
Mōrena
Marathi सु-प्रभात (su-prabhāt)
Mauritian Creole Bonzour
Mon မၝဳဪအခိင္နဴဂယးရ။
Monégasque Bon girunu
Bungiurnu
Mongolian Өглөөний мэнд (Öglöönii mend)
Mossi Ne y beoogo
Ne y yibeogo
Nahuatl Cualli tlanecic
tlanecic
Cualli tonalli (Good day)
¿Quen otlathuililo? (How was the dawn?)
Nauruan Omo yoran
Navajo Yá'át'ééh abíní
Ndebele (Northern - Zimbabwe) Livukile
Ndebele (Southern) Livukile
Livukenjani
Uvuka njani? (How did you sleep?)
Nguvukile (I slept well - reply)
Nepali शुभ प्रभात
(subha prabhat)
Newari / Nepal Bhasa भिं सुथ
Niuean Monuina e pogipogi
Nkore Oraire ota? (How was your night?)
Nogai Эртенъ яхшы болсын
Northern Sámi Buorre iđit
Ipmel atti (reply)
Northern Sotho Dumêlang
Mmorong
Norwegian God morgen
Nupe Kube lazhin
Occitan Bonjorn
Ojibwe Mino gigizheb ("It's a good morning")
Okinawan 起きみそーちー (ukimisoochii)
起きみしぇーびてぃ (ukimisheebiti) - frm
起きてぃ (ukiti) - inf
Oriya ସୁପ୍ରଭାତ (Suprabhāta)
Ossetian Дæ уæ райсом хорз (Dæ uæ rajsom xorz)
Palauan Ungil Tutau
Ungil Chodochosong (midmorning greeting)
Papiamento Bon dia
Mòro
Pashto (sahr pikheyr) سحر پخير‏
(sahaar mo pa kheyr) سهار مو په خير
Pennsylvania German / Dutch Gude(r) Mariye
Persian (Farsi) (sobh bekheir) صبح بخير
Pohnpeian Menseng mwahu
Polish Dzień dobry
Portuguese Bom dia
Portuguese (Brazilian) Bom dia
Quechua Wuynus diyas
Allin p'unchay (Good day)
Rapa Nui 'Iorana
Romani Lačhi či tahrin
Romanian Bună dimineața
Romansh Bien di
Bun di
Russian Доброе утро! (Dobroe utro!)
Rusyn Доброй рано (Dobroj rano)
Sakha Үтүө сарсыарданан (ytyø sarsɯardanan)
Samoan Manuia le taeao
Sanskrit सुप्रभातम् (suprabhātam)
Sardinian (Logudorese) Bon jiorno
Scots Guid mornin
Scottish Gaelic Madainn mhath
Serbian Добро јутро (Dobro jutro)
Serrano Hakup 'a'ay taamit
Sesotho Mmoro (sg) Mmorong (pl)
Shona Mangwanani
Mangwanani, marara sei? (reply)
Sicilian Bon jornu [bɔŋˈggjɔrnu]
Sindhi Subho bakhair
Sinhala සුභ උදෑසනක් (subha udhāsanak)
Slovak Dobré ráno (used until 8am)
Dobrý deň (used from 8am until dark)
Slovenian Dobro jutro (until 8am)
Dober dan (from 8am until sunset)
Solresol Simi
Somali Subax wanaagsan
Sorbian (Lower) Dobre zajtšo
Sorbian (Upper) Dobre ranje
Southern Sámi Buerie aerede
Spanish Buenos días
Stellingwarfs Goeiemorgen
Sundanese Wilujeng énjing
Swahili Habari ya asubuhi
Swazi Kusile sihlobo sami
Swedish God morgon
Swiss German Guete Morge
Tagalog Magandang umaga po (frm)
Magandang umaga (inf)
Tahitian 'Ia ora na
'Ia ora na 'oe (sg)
'Ia ora na 'orua (dl)
'Ia ora na 'outou (pl)
Tajik Cyбҳ ба xaйр. (Subḩ ba xajr)
Tamil (formal) காலை வணக்கம்
(kaalai vanakkam) [ml] [fm]
Tamil (informal) கால வணக்க
(kaala vanakkã) [fm]
Tatar Xeyírlí irte
Telugu శుభోదయం (shubhodayam)
సుప్రభాతం (supra bhetam)
Tetum Bondia
Dader diak
Boasdias
Thai สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dee kráp) - m
สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dee kâ) - f
Tibetan སྔ་དྲོ་བདེ་ལེགས། (nga-to delek)
ཤོགས་པ་བདེ་ལེགས། (shokba delek)
Tigrinya ከመይ ሓዲርካ (kemey Hadirka) m/sg
ከመይ ሓዲርኪ (kemey Hadirki) f/sg
ከመይ ሓዲርኩም (kemey Hadirkum) m/pl/frm
ከመይ ሓዲርክን (kemey Hadirkin) f/pl/frm
Tokelauan Manuia te taeao
Tok Pisin Moning
Moning tru
Moning nau
Tongan Mālō tau ma‘u e pongipongi ni
Tsonga Avuxeni
Tsotsil Mi li'ote
Tswana Dumêla rra (frm>m)
Dumêla mma (frm>f)
Tumbuka Mwagona uli? (How did you sleep?)
Nauka makola, kwali imwe? (Fine, and you?) - reply
Turkish Günaydın
Turkmen Ertiriňiz haýyrly bolsun
Twi Me ma wo akye
Maakye
Yaa agya (reply - to an elderly man)
Yaa ɛna (reply - to an elderly woman)
Yaa anua (reply - to a sibling age mate or colleague)
Ukrainian Доброго ранку! (Dobroho ranku)
Urdu (subha bākhair) صبح بخير
Uyghur ئەتىگەنلىكىڭىز خەيرىلىك بولسۇن!
(Ätigänlikingız xäyrılik bolsun!)
Uzbek Hayirli tong
Venda Ndi matsheloni
Ndi matsheloni avhudi (reply)
Venetian Bondì
Veps Hüväd homendest
Vietnamese Chào buổi sáng
Võro Hüvvä hummogut
West Austrian
(Voralbergerisch)
Guata Morga
Westrobothnian Möran
Go mårrn
Wiradjuri Yiradu marang
Welsh Bore da
Wolof Jaam nga fanane
Yapese Fal'e kadbul
Yiddish (Gutn morgn) גוטן מאָרגן
Yoruba Ẹ ku aarọ
Zazaki Sodir be xêr bo
Şew be xêr bo
Sibeh be xêr bo
Nimej be xêr bo
Sodirweş
Zulu Sawubona (sg)
Sanibonani (pl)
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Bonan matenon
Interlingua Bon matino
Lojban coi

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