Hello in many languages

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This page shows equivalents of 'hello' or similar general greetings in many languages. Note: some languages have different ways of saying hello on the telephone.

Guide to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, sg = singular (said sg), dl = dual (said to two people), pl = plural (said to three or more people), rsp = respectful form, m = said by men, f = said by women

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Language Hello / general greetings
Abkhaz Бзиа збаша (Bzia zbaşa)
Бзиара убааит (Bziara ubaait) - m
Бзиара ббааит (Bziara bbaait) - f
Бзиара жәбааит (Bziara žəbaait) - pl
Adyghe Фэсапщы
Сэлам (inf)
Afrikaans Haai (inf)
Hallo
Goeie dag (frm)
Akkadian Hello in Akkadian Cuneiform (allû)
(allû)
Hello in Akkadian Cuneiform (šulmu)
(šulmu)
Aklan Kamusta
Hay
Hello
Albanian (Gheg) Fâla
Mir-dita (good day)
Qysh je?
Si je?
Tun-gât-jeta (may your life be longer)
Albanian (Tosk) Ç'kemi
Tungjatjeta
Aleut Aang
Alsatian Hallo
Güete Tag
Buschur
Güata Tàg
Göte Tàij
Grias di wohl
Salü
Salü bisàmme (Hello everyone)
Altay Јакшылар (Ĵakšılar) - frm
Јакшы (Ĵakšı) - inf
Amharic ሰላም። (sälam) [peace] - inf
ታዲያስ። (tadyass) - inf [how is it?] - inf
ጤና ይስጥልኝ። (ṭenaisṭəlləň) >frm
[may he (God) give you health on my behalf]
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(as-salām 'alaykum) السلام عليكم
rsp - (wa 'alaykum as-salām) و عليكم السلام
inf - (marḥaban) مرحبا
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(is salām 'alaykum) ألسّلام عليكم
rsp - (wa 'alaykum is salām) وعليكم السّلام
(ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً
rsp - (ahlan beek) أهلاً بيك
inf - (ahlan) أهلاً
Arabic
(Lebanese)
Mar7aba
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(ssalamū 'lekum) اسلا عليكم
Aragonese Ola
Aramaic Shl'am lak שלמלך (>m)
Sh'lam lek שלמלך (>f)
Sh'lam l-kon (>mpl)
Sh'lam l-ken (>fpl)
Arapaho Héébee (>m)
Tous (>f)
Armenian
(Eastern)
բարև (Barev) inf
ԲարևՁեզ (Barev dzez) frm
Armenian
(Western)
Բարեւ: (Parev) inf
Բարեւ ձեզ: (Parev tsez) frm
Aromanian Salut
Bunã dzuã
Bunâ dzâua
Arrernte Werte
Assamese নমস্কাৰ (nômôskar)
Asturian Hola
Bonos díes
Atikamekw Kwei
Matcaci
Aymara Laphi!
Jay
Azerbaijani Salam
Salam əleyküm
Əleyküm salam (reply)
Balinese Swastyastu
Om swastyastu (May peace be with you)
Bambara I ni ce (sg)
Aw ni ce (pl)
Bamum Me sha’ashe ("I greet (you)")
Barbareño Haku'
Bashkir сәләм
(säläm)
Basque Kaixo
Batak (Toba) Horas
Batsbi მარშიხ ვალ (>m)
(Maršix val)
მარშიხ ჲალ (>f)
(Maršix yal)
Bavarian Seavus
Grias god
Grias di
Moizaid (mealtime greeting)
Belarusian Вітаю (Vitaju)
Дзень добры (Dzień dobry)
Дабрыдзень (Dabrydzień)
Прывітанне (Pryvitańnie) - inf
Bemba Shani
Ulishani (inf)
Mulishani (frm)
Mwapoleni mukwai
Eya mukwai (reply)
Bengali নমস্কার (Nômôskar) - for Hindus
আসসালামু আলাইকুম (Asôlamu alaikum) - for Muslims
Bete (Daloa) Ayo
Bhojpuri प्रणाम (prannam)
Bikol Hello
Bislama Halo
Bosnian Dobar dan (frm)
Zdravo
Breton Salud
Mat an traoù?
Mat an traoù ganit? (inf)
Mat an traoù ganeoc'h (frm/pl)
Bulgarian Здравейте (Zdravejte) frm
Здравей (Zdravej) inf
Здрасти (Zdrasti) inf
Привет (Privet) - regards, greetings
Burmese မဂႆလာပၝ (min-ga-la-ba)
Cape Verdean Creole Olá
Oi
Catalan Hola
Bon dia
Cebuano Hello
Hoy
Uy
Central Dusun Kopisanangan
Chabacano de Zamboanga Que tal? Hola!
Chabacano de Cavite Ola
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Håfa ådai
Buenas
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Hafa Adai
Chechen Салам (Salam)
Маршалла ду хьоьга (Marşalla du ẋöga) - sg
Маршалла ду шуьга (Marşalla du şüga) - pl
Cherokee ᎣᏏᏲ (Osiyo) - frm
ᏏᏲ (Siyo) - inf
ᏏᏳ (Siyu) - inf
Chichewa Moni
Moni onse (hello all of you)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
你好 (néih hóu)
哈囉 (hàaló)
Chinese
(Hakka)
你好 (ngi2 ho3)
你好冇? (ngi2 ho3 mo?)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
你好 (nǐ hǎo) - inf
您好 (nín hǎo) - frm
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
侬好 (nóng hō) [nʊŋ.hɔ]
大家好! (gawêi hō!) - Hello everybody
饭吃过伐? (ve che gu va?) - "Have you eaten?"
饭吃过了伐? (ve che gu le va?) - "Have you eaten?"
侬吃过饭了伐? (nóng che gu ve le va?) - "Have you eaten?"
吃过了? (che gu le) - "I've eaten" - reply
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
你好 (lí-hó) - sg
恁好 (lín-hó) - pl
Chinese
(Teochew)
汝好 (leu2 ho2)
汝食饱无? (leu2 ziah8 ba2 bho5?) - "Have you eaten?"
Chipewyan ʔédlánet’é
Choctaw Halito
Chuukese Ran annim
Chuvash Салам! (Salam!)
Лайӑх-и (Lajăh-i)
Сывӑ-и (Syvă-i)
Cimbrian Guuten takh!
Coastal Kadazan Kopivosian
Comanche Marʉ́awe (sg)
Marʉ́awebu̱kwu̱ (dl)
Haa marʉ́awe (pl)
Haa marʉ́awe (Hi)
Marʉ́awekwai (Tell me all about it)
Cornish Dydh da
Hou
Ha
Hou sos
Lowena dhis (sg)
Lowena dhywgh (pl)
Corsican Salute
Bonghjornu
Cree ᑕᓂᓯ (Tanisi)
ᐙᒋᔮ (Waachiyaa)
Croatian Bok
Dobar Dan
Crow Sho'daache
Kahée
Cumbric Didh da
Cupeño Míyaxwe
Cuyonon Komosta?
Czech Ahoj (inf)
Čau (inf)
Čus (inf)
Nazdar (inf)
Dobrý (inf)
Dobrý den (frm)
Danish Hej (inf)
Hej du (inf - used with close friends)
Hejsa (inf)
Halløj (inf)
Goddag (frm)
Dari (As-salâmo 'alaykom) ااسال م عليكم
Dholuo Misawa (frm)
Misawa ahinya (reply)
Ber (inf)
Ber ahinya (reply)
Ditidaht ʔux̣ʷaƛak (Is that you?)
hiiʔ ʔux̣ʷaƛas (Yes, it's me - reply)
Dutch Hallo
Goededag
Goeiedag (inf)
Hoi
Daag
Doei
Dzongkha སྐུ་གཟུགས་བཟང་པོ་ལགས།
(Kuzu zangpo la) - frm
སྐུ་གཟུགས་བཟང་པོ།
(Kuzu zangpo) - inf
སྐུ་གཟུགས།
(Kuzu) - inf
Efik Mọkọm
Ekọm do
Elfdalian Häj ą̊ dig!
English (British) Hello
Hi (inf)
Estonian Tere
Tervist
Tsau (inf)
Extremaduran Ola!
Buenas!
Heu! (inf)
Híu! (inf)
Yeu! (inf)
Hai! (inf)
Faroese Hallo
Hey
Fijian Bula (inf)
Drau bula (dl)
Dou bula (pl)
Nibula (mp)
Finnish Terve
Hyvää päivää
Päivää
Moi
Hei
French Bonjour (frm)
Salut (inf)
Frisian (North - Mooring) Moin
Guundach
Frisian (Saterland) Gouden Dai
Hallo
Hoi
Goeie
Frisian (West) Hoi
Goeie
A goeie
Goedei
Friulian Mandi
Galician Ola
Gallo Bonjou
Bonjou a tai
Ça va-ti ?
Ça joue ?
Ça joue-ti ?
Coment qe va le portement ?
Châqe votr bonjou (pl)
Bonjou a tertout (pl)
La bonjourée a tertout (pl)
A châqun un bonjou (pl)
Mon bonjou vous va (pl)
Garhwali सिवासौँळी/ढकुली
Garifuna Buiti binafi
Georgian გამარჯობა (gamarjoba)
German Hallo
Guten Tag
Servus (used in Austria & Bavaria)
Moin (used in Northern Germany)
Greek (Ancient) Χαῖρε! (Khaíre!) - sg
Χαίρετε! (Khaírete!) - pl
Greek (Modern) Γειά! (Ya) - inf
Γειά σου (Ya su) - inf
Γειά σας (Ya sas) - frm
Greenlandic Aluu (inf)
Inuugujoq
Kutaa (frm)
Gujarati નમસ્તે (namaste)
Haitian Creole Bonjou
Hausa Sannu
Salama alaikum
A gaishai ka
Amin. Alaikum salam (reply)
Hawaiian Aloha
Hebrew (Shalom) שלום
Herero Tjike?
Koree?
Himba Mono
Hindi नमस्ते (namaste)
नमस्कार (namaskār)
Hmong (White) Nyob zoo (live well)
Hungarian Jó napot kívánok
Szervusz
Szia
Icelandic Halló
Góðan dag
Góðan daginn
Sæll (>m)
Sæl (>f)
Sæll vertu (>m)
Sæl vertu (>f)
Komdu sæll (>m)
Komdu sæl (>f)
Komdu sæll og blessaður (>m)
Komdu sæl og blessað (>f)
Blessaður (>m)
Blessað (>f)
Igbo Ndeewo
Iloko Kablaaw
Inari Saami Tiervâ
Pyeri peivi (good day)
Indonesian Hi
Apa kabar?
Salam sejahtera (frm)
Inuktitut ᐊᐃ (Ai)
ᐊᐃᓐᖓᐃ (Ainngai)
Iñupiaq Haluu
Hai
Haluuġikpiñ (to one person)
Haluuġivsik (to two people)
Haluuġivsi (to three or more people)
Irish (Gaelic) Dia dhuit (sg)
Dia dhaoibh (pl)
Dia is Muire dhuit (sg) - reply
Dia is Muire dhaoibh (pl) - reply
Italian Ciao
Salve
Ivilyuat (Cahuilla) Míyaxwen
Jamaican Ello
Hail up
Waa gwaan? (What's going on?)
Gud day
Japanese 今日は (konnichiwa)
おっす (ossu) - used between close male friends
Javanese ꦲꦭꦺꦴ (Halo)
Jenesch Puiznu
Jèrriais Salut
Bouônjour
Jutish Godaw
Kalmyk Мендвт (Mendvt)
Менд (Mend) inf
Kam Tọi
Bạn lải
Kannada ನಮಸ್ತೆ (namaste)
ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ (namaskāra)
Kaqchikel Xsaqär
Xsaqär nan (said to older females)
Xsaqär tat (said to older males)
Karelian Terveh
Karuk Ayukîi
Kashubian Witéj (sg/inf)
Witéjże (sg/inf)
Witéjta (pl/frm)
Witéjtaż (pl/frm)
Kashmiri असलामु अलैकुम / آسلاماليكم
Assalām ‘alaikum (Muslims)
Namaskār (Hindus)
Halo (inf)
आदाब । (aadaab)
Kawaiisu Hagare'enaam
Kazakh Сәлем! (Sälem!) - inf
Сәлеметсіз бе? (Sälemetsiz be?) - frm
Khmer ជំរាបសួរ (chôm rab suôr) - frm
សួស្ដី (suô-stei) - inf
Khoekhoe (Nama) Halau
Kikuyu wĩmwega
Kinyarwanda Muraho
Bite (inf)
Kiribati Ko na mauri (sg)
Kam na mauri (pl)
Kam na bane ni Mauri (addressing large crowds)
Mauri
Kokborok Khulumkha
Korean 안녕하십니까 (annyeong-hasimnikka) - frm
안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo) - inf
안녕 (annyeong) - inf
Kumeyaay (Diegueño) Haawka
!Kung San !kao
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Rojbash (frm) - Good day
Ser chava ser sera (inf)
Silav
Kurdish (Sorani) Sillaw
Ew kata bash
Em kata bash
(Çonî?) چۆنی
Kven Hei
Kyrgyz Салам! (Salam!) - sg/inf
Саламатсыңбы! (Salamatsyngby!) - sg/inf
Саламатсыңарбы! (Salamatsyngarby!) - sg/inf
Саламатсызбы! (Salamatsyzby!) - sg/frm
Саламатсыздарбы! (Salamatsyzdarby!) - pl/frm
Саламатчылык! (Salamatchylyk) - reply/frm
Ассалом алейкум! (Assalom aleykum!) - m/>m
Алейкум Ассалам! (Aleykum Assalam!) - reply
Саламат! (Salamat!) - short reply
Саламатчылык! (Salamatchylyk) - full reply
Арыбаңыз! (Arybangyz!) - sg/frm
Бар болуңуз! (Bar bolunguz!) - reply
Ladino (Buenos diyas) בוינוס דייאס
Lakota Sioux Hau (m)
Lao ສະບາຍດີ (sába̖ai-di̖i)
Latin Heus (inf)
Ave
Salve (sg)
Salvete (pl)
Latvian Sveiki
Laz გეგაჯგინას (Gegacginas) [inf]
ხელა დო კაობათე (Xela do ǩaobate) [frm]
Lezgi Салам алейкум (Salam alejkum)
Салам виридаз (salam viridaz)
- "hello to everyone"
Салам (Salam)
Limburgish Hallo
Enne?
Lingala Mbote
Mbote na yo (sg)
Mbote na bino (pl)
Sango nini
Lithuanian Labas
Sveikas
Sveiki
Low Saxon Moin
Lozi Lumela (sg)
Mlumeleng (pl)
Luganda Gyebale ko (Thanks for your work)
Gyebale ko, nnyabo (Hello madam)
Gyebale ko, ssebo (Hello sir)
Ki kati?
Oli otya (sg)
Muli mutya (pl)
Ka jambo (inf)
Ogamba ki? (inf - What do you say?)
Ogamba otya? (inf - How do you say?)
Lule Sámi Buoris
Luiseño Mííyu
Luxembourgish Moien
Salut
Moin
Hallo
Macedonian Здраво (Zdravo)
Magahi परनाम /pərna:m/ (to elder speaker)
शुभ प्यार /subʱ pja:r/ (to younger speaker)
Maithili प्रनाम (Pranaam) - frm
Halchal ki chho? (inf)
Malagasy Manao ahoana (inf)
Manao ahoana e (frm)
Malay Selamat pagi (good morning)
Selamat petang (good afternoon)
Selamat malam (good night)
Assalamualaikum (used by Muslims)
Malayalam നമസ്തേ (namastē)
നമസ്കാരം (namaskaram)
Mam Jeeka, ma tzuula (sg)
Jeeka, ma chi uula (pl)
Ma (reply)
Manx (Gaelic) Moghrey mie (morning)
Fastyr mie (afternoon / evening)
Maldivian frm - (Assalaamu Alaikum) އައްސަލާމު ޢަލައިކުމް
inf - (Kihineh?) ކިހިނެހް؟
Maltese Ħello
Hawn
Aw
Māori Kia ora
Kia ora rā kōrua (dl)
Kia ora koutou (pl)
Tēnā koe (sg/frm)
Tēnā kōrua (dl/frm)
Tēnā koutou (pl/frm)
Mapuche Mari mari (general greeting)
Mari mari peñi (to men)
Mari mari lamngen (to women / between men and women)
Mari mari kom pu che (to a group of people)
Mari mari pichi keche (to children)
Marathi नमस्कार (namaskār)
Marshallese Io̧kwe (sg)
Io̧kwe io̧kwe
Io̧kwe kom̧ (pl)
Io̧kwe aolep (hello everyone)
Mauritian Creole Bonzur
Míkmaq Gwe’
Mon ဟာဲ (hāai)
Monégasque Ciau
Bon girunu
Bungiurnu
Mongolian Сайн уу? (Sain uu?)
Сайн байна уу? (Sain baina uu)
Mono Manahúú
Mossi Ne y windiga
Nahuatl Niltze
Tialli
Pialli
Nauruan Ekamowir omo
Navajo Yá'át'ééh
Newari / Nepal Bhasa ज्वजलपा (jvajalapā)
तारेमाम (tāremāma)
भवान सरन (bhavāna sarana)
स्याउदाइ (syāudāi - in Dolakha)
Nkore Oraire ota? (How was your night?)
Agandi (Other news)
Ni marungi (Good news - reply)
Ndebele (Northern - Zimbabwe) Salibonani
Ndebele (Southern) Lotjhani
Nepali नमस्ते (namaste)
Niuean Fakaalofa atu
Fakaalofa atu ki o koe (sg)
Fakaalofa atu ki a mua (dl)
Fakaalofa atu ki a mutolu (pl)
Nogai Салам!
Амансызба!
Аман-эсен-сизбе!
Аьруьвсизбе!
Яхшымысыз?
Салам алейкум! (Ас-саляму алейкум!) ("Peace to you!")
Алейкум салам! (Ва алейкум ас-салам!) - reply
Northern Sámi Bures
Bures bures (reply)
Northern Sotho Dumêlang
Thôbêla
Helele
Hai
Norwegian Goddag
Hei
Morn
Obispeño
(Northern Chumash)
Hatʸu
Occitan Bonjorn!
Adieu!
Adieussiatz!
Ojibwe Aniin (inf)
Bozhoo (frm)
Okinawan 今日拝なびら (chuu wuganabira)
はいさい (haisai) m
はいたい (haitai) f
へーさい (heesai) m (Shuri)
へーたい (heetai) f (Shuri)
今日や早く起きそーいびーんやー
(chuuya feeku ukisooibiinyaa)
- frm (lit. You're early today)
Old English Wes hāl (sg)
Wesaþ hāle (pl)
Wesaþ hāla (pl/f)
Old Prussian Ƿes hāl
Omaha Ahó (m>m)
Dúda!
Oriya ନମସ୍କାର (Namascāra)
ଶୁଣିବେ? (Śuṇib?)
ହାଏ (Hāe)
Palauan Alii
Papiamento Bon dia
Halo
Pashto (khe chare) ښې چارې
(salaam) سلام
(as-salaamu' alaykum) السلام عايكم
Pennsylvania German / Dutch Gude(r) Daag
Persian (Farsi) (dorood) درود
(salâm) سلام
Picard Bojour
Bojour mes gins (frm)
Salut ti z'aute (inf)
Pitjantjatjara Wai
Wai palya
Polish Cześć (inf)
Siema (vinf)
Siemano (vinf)
Pohnpeian Kasalehlie
Kaselehlie maing (sg)
Kaselehlie maing ko (pl)
Kaslel (inf)
Selel (inf)
Portuguese Olá
Portuguese (Brazilian) Oi!
E aí?
Tudo bem?
Tudo certo?
Opa!
Punjabi ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ। / ست سِری اَکال (sat srī akāl)
ਨਮਸਕਾਰ / نمسکار (namaskar)
Quechua Rimaykullayki
Napaykullayki
Rapa Nui 'Iorana
Pe hē 'Iorana
Réunion Creole Bonzour
Adié té
Adié zot tout'
Romani Sastipe!
Lachho dives (Good day)
Lachi tiri divés (Good day to you)
Kushti divvus (British Romany)
Romanian Salut
Bună ziua
Romansh Ciao
Tgau
Allegra
Russian Здравствуйте! (Zdrastvuyte!) - frm
Привет! (Privet!) - inf
Приветик (Privetik!) - inf
Rusyn Слава Исусу Христу (Slava Ysusu Chrystu)
Слава на вікы (Slava na viky) - reply
Sakha бирибиэт (biribiet) - frm
Дорообо (doroobo) - inf
Samoan Malō (inf)
Malō soifua (frm)
Tālofa
Sango Bara mo
Balaô
Sanskrit नमस्ते (namaste)
नमो नमः (namo namaḥ)
नमस्कारः (namaskāraḥ)
Sardinian (Campidanese) Saludi
Sardinian (Logudorese) Bone die
Scots Hullo
Scottish Gaelic Halò
Ciamar a tha thu? (inf)
Ciamar a tha sibh? (frm/pl)
Serbian Здраво (Zdravo)
Serrano Haminat
Sesotho Lumela
Dumela (sg)
Dumelang (pl)
Helele
Shona Mhoro (sg)
Mhoroi (pl)
Sicilian Ciau
Salutamu
Assa binidica
Sabbinidica [assabbini'ɾika] (formal for elderly people)
Sindhi used among Muslims - (Salāmu) سَلامُ
(Asalāmu alekum) السلام عليڪم
reply - (Walekum asalām) اسماء: وعلیکم السلام
used among Hindus - (Namaste) نَمَستي
used between men - (Sāīn, sāīn) سائيِن، سائيِن
women to men - (Adā) اَدا
to women - (Adī) اَديِ
Sinhala ආයුඛෝවන් (āyubūvan)
Slovak Dobrý deň
Ahoj (sg/inf)
Ahojte (pl/inf)
Nazdar
Servus
Slovenian Pozdravljeni
Živjo
Zdravo (in cities)
Somali Salaam alaykum
Wa alaykum salaam (reply)
Iska warran
Alhamdulillah, waan iska fiicanahay (reply)
Waan fiicanahay (reply)
Sorbian (Lower) Dobry źeń (frm)
Ja śi strowim (inf)
Buź strowjona (inf)
Sorbian (Upper) Dobry dźeń
Ja će strowju (inf)
Budź strowjeny (inf)
Southern Sámi Buaregh
Bööresth
Buerie biejjie (Good day)
Spanish ¡Hola!
Stellingwarfs Hoj
Sundanese Sampurasun
Rampés (reply)
Swahili Habari (inf)
Hujambo (sg)
Hamjambo (pl)
Swazi Sawubona (sg - Do you see me?)
Sanibonani (pl - Do you see me all?)
Yebo (reply = yes)
Swedish God dag (frm)
Hej (inf)
Hallå (inf)
Tjena
Tja (vinf)
Swiss German Grüezi (frm)
Sali (inf)
Grüezi mittenand (pl/frm)
Sali zämme (pl/inf)
Tabassaran Салам (Salam)
Tagalog Musta? (inf)
Kumusta? (frm)
Hello
Hi
Tahitian 'Ia ora na
Tajik Ассалому алейкум (Assalomu alejkym)
Ва алайкум ассалом (Valajkum assalom) - reply
Салом (Salom) - inf
Tamasheq Ahul
Tahult
Tamil (formal) வணக்கம்! (vaṇakkam) [ml] [fm]
Tamil (informal) வணக்க0! (vaṇakkã) [fm]
Tatar Isänme(sez)
Sawmı(sız)
Sälam (inf)
Telugu నమస్కారం (namaskārām)
Tem Bavɩ́nɩ kazɔ́ɔ!
Mɩ́vɩ́nɩ kazɔ́ɔ! (pl)
Tetum Elo
Hi
Teribe Miga (said by a visitor)
Kobe (said to a visitor)
Thai สวัสดี (sà-wàt-dee)
Tibetan བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས། (tashi delek)*
Tigrinya ሰላም (selam)
Tokelauan Tālofa (sg - greetings to you)
Mālō (sg)
Tālofa nī (dl)
Mālō nī (dl)
Fakatālofa atu kia te koulua (pl)
Fakatālofa atu kia te koutou (pl)
Tok Pisin Gude
Hi
Hai
Tongan Mālō e lelei (inf)
Mālō ‘etau lava (frm)
Tongva (Gabrielino) Miiyiha'
Nechoochon (Greetings)
Tsonga Xewani
Avuxeni (sg)
Ahee (reply)
Tsotsil K'uxi
Alo
Alotalel
Jech
Lek
Tswana Dumela
Tsez АсаламугIалейкум! (Asalamuʔaleykum!)
СаламгIапейкум! (Salamʔaleykum!)
СаламгIапейкум! (Biziyä!) (>f)
Изийаь! (Iziyä!) (>m)
Ризийаь! (Riziyä!) (>pl)
Tumbuka Monile
Monire a mama (>f)
Monire a dada (>m)
Monire a gogo (>eld)
Monire mose (>pl)
Turkish Merhaba
Selam
İyi günler
Turkmen Salam
Salawmaleýkim (frm/m)
Waleýkim essalam (frm/m - reply)
Waleýkim (frm/f - reply)
Ukrainian Вітаю (Vitayu) - frm
Агов (Ahov) - inf
Ulch Сородэ
Urdu (āssālam 'alaykum) السلام علیکم
reply - (wālaikum assalām) وعليكم السلام
inf - (salām) سلام
Uyghur ئەسسالامۇ ئەلەيكۇم!
frm - (Ässalamu äläykum!)
ۋەئەلەيكۇم ئەسسالام!
reply - (Wä'äläykum ässalam!)
ياخشىمۇسىز!
inf - (Yaxshimusız!)
Uzbek Assalomu Alaykum (frm)
Salom (inf)
Venda Ndaa (m)
Aa (f)
Venetian Ciao!
Veps Tervhen
Tervhen eläd
Vietnamese Chào anh (>m)
Chào chị (>f)
Võro Tereq
Walloon Bondjoû (Good day)
Eh, Bondjou !
Diè wåde (God keep you)
A (Hi)
Salut !
Warlpiri Ngurrju mayinpa
Welsh Helô
Hylô
Shwmae
S'mae
Welsh (Gwentian) Shwma
Ol reit
West Kayah (Red Karen) ꤒꤟꤢꤧ꤬ꤚꤛꤢꤙꤢꤧ꤬ ꤔꤟꤢꤧ꤬ [tɛ̤¹rjabɛ¹ nɛ̤¹] - sg
ꤒꤟꤢꤧ꤬ꤚꤛꤢꤙꤢꤧ꤬ ꤞꤤ꤭ [tɛ̤¹rjabɛ¹ θi³] - pl
Westrobothnian Hej
Heddu
Wolof Na nga def (sg)
Na ngeen def (pl)
Salaam aleekum
Xhosa Molo (sg)
Molweni (pl)
Yapese Mogethin
Yiddish (A gutn tog) אַ גוטן טאָג
Yoruba Ẹ n lẹ
Báwo ni?/
Kilo n ṣẹlẹ? (What's happening?)
Yucatec Maya Ba'ax ka wa'alik?
Zazaki Selam
Merheba
Xêr bo
Demweş
Zulu Sawubona (sg)
Sanibonani (pl)
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Saluton
Interlingua Bon die! Salute! (on meeting)
Holla! (to call attention)
Vide! (to express surprise)
Klingon nuqneH ()
('What do you want?') - general 'greeting' used when confronted by another)
Quenya Aiya! (Hail) - frm
Aia!
Ala!
Alar!
Alasse!
Alla!
Namárië (Be well)
Mára rë (Good day)
Máriessë! (In happiness!)
Hara máriessë! (Stay in happiness!)
Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo - frm
(A star shall shine on the hour of our meeting)
Mántielvo (inf)
Solresol Simi
Volapük Glidö!

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Hello in many languages
http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/hello.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Hello

Other phrases

Welcome | Hello | How are you? | Long time no see | What's your name? | Where are you from? | Pleased to meet you | Good morning | Good afternoon | Good evening | Good night | Goodbye | Good luck | Cheers! | Have a nice day | Have a nice weekend | Bon appetit | Bon voyage | Yes, No | Maybe | I don't know | Do you understand? | I understand | I don't understand | Please speak more slowly | Please say that again | Please write it down | Do you speak English? | Do you speak ...? | How do you say ... in ...? | Speak to me in ... | Excuse me | How much is this? | Sorry | Please | Thank you | Where's the toilet? | This gentleman/lady will pay for everything | Would you like to dance? | Do you come here often? | I miss you | I love you | Get well soon | Go away! | Leave me alone! | Help! | Fire! | Stop! | Call the police! | Merry Christmas | Happy New Year | Happy Easter | Happy Birthday | Congratulations | One language is never enough | My hovercraft is full of eels


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