How to say Hello in 105 different languages

June 22, 2019

When traveling to a foreign country, the first word you should learn is "Hello". Even if you don't speak any other word, it will be easier to connect to the locals armed with this knowledge. In this article we'll show you how to say Hello in 105 different languages.

There are polyglots who recommend learning a greeting in as many languages as you can. It trains your brain to adapt to new sounds and tone sequences. Tip: Challenge yourself to learn "Hello" in a new language every day!

Now, here's the big list of how to say "Hello" in 105 languages:

 
No.
Language
Where it's spoken
How to say Hello
Transliteration
1Chinese (Simplified)China, Taiwan, Singapore你好Nǐ hǎo
2SpanishHispanic America, Spain, United States, Equatorial Guinea, Western Sahara, Pacific islandsHola
3EnglishAustralia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Singapore, PhilippinesHello
4HindiIndiaनमस्तेnamaste
5ArabicNorth Africa, Western Asia (Middle East), East Africaمرحباmarhabaan
6Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)Portugal, BrazilOlá
7BengaliBangladesh, Indiaহ্যালোHyālō
8RussianRussiaПриветPrivet
9JapaneseJapaneseこんにちはKon'nichiwa
10PunjabiIndia, Pakistanਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲSata srī akāla
11GermanGermanyHallo
12JavaneseJava (Indonesia)Hello
13MalayMalaysiaHello
14IndonesianIndonesiaHalo
15KoreanKorea여보세요yeoboseyo
16TeluguAndhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry (India)హలోHalō
17VietnameseVietnamxin chào
18FrenchFranceBonjour
19MarathiIndiaहॅलोHĕlō
20TamilTamil Nadu, Karnataka (India), Puducherry (India), Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritiusவணக்கம்Vaṇakkam
21UrduIndia, PakistanہیلوSalaam
22PersianIran, Afghanistan, TajikistanسلامSalam
23TurkishTurkeyMerhaba
24Chinese (Traditional)Taiwan, Hong Kong你好Nǐ hǎo
25ItalianItalyCiao
26ThaiThailandสวัสดีS̄wạs̄dī
27GujaratiIndiaહેલોHēlō
28BasqueNorthern SpainKaixo
29PolishPolanddzień dobry
30PashtoAfghanistan, PakistanسلامSalam
31KannadaIndiaಹಲೋHalō
32MalayalamKerala, Lakshadweep, Mahé (India)ഹലോhalēā
33SundaneseJava (Indonesia)Halo
34HausaNiger, Nigeria, Cameroon, ChadHello
35Myanmar (Burmese)Myanmarဟယ်လိုhaallo
36ArmenianArmenia Georgi, RussiaԲարեւBarev
37UkrainianUkrainЗдрастуйтеZdrastuyte
38Tagalog (Filipino)The PhilippinesKamusta
39YorubaNigeriaPẹlẹ o
40SindhiSindhهيلوhylu
41SwahiliKenya, Tanzania, UgandaHabari
42UzbekUzbekistanSalom
43AmharicEthiopiaሰላምselami
44IgboNigeriaNnọọ
45RomanianRomaniaSalut
46AzerbaijaniAzerbaijan, Northern IranSalam
47Nyanja (Chichewa)Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, ZimbabweMoni
48CebuanoThe PhilippinesHello
49DutchNetherlandsHallo
50KurdishNorthern Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syriaslav
51MalagasyMadagascarSalama
52NepaliNepal, Indiaनमस्कारnamaskaar
53KhmerCambodiaជំរាបសួរchomreabsuor
54Sinhala (Sinhalese)Sri Lankaහෙලෝhelō
55SomaliSomalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, YemenHello
56HungarianHungarySzia
57GreekGreeceγεια σας
58KazakhKazakhstanСәлеметсіз беSälemetsiz be
59HebrewIsraelשלוםshalóm
60ZuluSouth AfricaSawubona
61CzechCzech RepublicAhoj
62Haitian CreoleHaitiBonjou
63AfrikaansSouth Africahallo
64SwedishSwedenHej
65HmongVietnam, Laos, China, Thailand (Hmong people)Nyob zoo
66ShonaZimbabweMhoro
67BelarusianBelarusдобры дзеньdobry dzień
68XhosaSouth Africa, ZimbabweMholweni
69AlbanianAlbaniaPërshëndetje
70BosnianBosniazdravo
71BulgarianBulgariaЗдравейтеZdraveĭte
72CatalanSpain, FranceHola
73CorsicanFrance, ItalyBonghjornu
74CroatianCroatiazdravo
75DanishDenmarkHej
76EsperantoChina, Eastern EuropeSaluton
77EstonianEstoniaTere
78FinnishFinlandHei
79FrisianFriesland, Netherlands, GermanyHoi
80GalicianGalicia (Spain)Ola
81GeorgianGeorgiaგაუმარჯოსgaumarjos
82HawaiianHawaialoha
83IcelandicIcelandHalló
84IrishIrelandDia dhuit
85KyrgyzKyrgyz RepublicСалам
86LaoLaosສະບາຍດີsabaidi
87LatinNo longer usedSalve
88LatvianLatviaSveiki
89LithuanianLithuaniaSveiki
90LuxembourgishBelgiumHallo
91MacedonianNorth Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, SerbiaЗдравоZdravo
92MalteseMaltaBongu
93MaoriNewzelandHello
94MongolianMongoliaСайн ууSain uu
96NorwegianNorwayHallo
97SamoanSamoatalofa
98Scots GaelicScotishHalò
99SerbianSerbiaЗдравоZdravo
100SesothoSouth AfricaLumela
101SlovakSlovakiaAhoj
102SlovenianSloveniazdravo
103TajikTajikistanСалом
104WelshWalesHelo
105YiddishEastern Europeהעלאhela

Now that you know Hello in so many languages, why not getting serious about learning a new learning? Here's are a few tips to help you getting started.

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