Hello

How do you say hello in different languages? Here are some examples. Can you think of any more?

Language

Translation

Chinese

你好

nei* ho/lei ho (Cantonese)

nǐ hǎo (Mandarin)

Dutch

hallo (informal)

goedendag (formal)

English

hi/hey (informal)

hello (formal)

French

salut (informal)

bonjour (formal, daytime)

bonsoir (formal, evening)

German

hallo (informal)

Guten Tag (formal, daytime)

Guten Abend (formal, evening)

Hebrew

shalom

hi (informal)

Italian

ciào (informal)

buonguiorno (formal, daytime)

buona sera (formal, evening)

Japanese

おはよう(ございます)

ohayoou (gozaimasu)

Korean

안녕하세요 ahn nyeong ha se yo (formal) 안녕 ahn nyeong (informal)

Portugese

oi, boas, olá or alô

Russian

Privet! (informal)

zdravstvuyte (formal)

Spanish

hola

Swedish

tja (very informal)

hej (informal)

god dag (formal)

Vietnamese

xin chào