21 Ways To Say Hello

by Letisha Vilkhu

Wouldn’t it be great if we knew how to say hello in all languages? Imagine all the friends we could make from around the world, just by saying a simple phrase. With travel becoming more common amongst people, especially youngsters, there is more scope and opportunities to experience new countries and cultures.

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When travelling, it is always a good idea to learn new ways of communicating with people in other countries. Why not start with “hello” to greet people?

Fun Fact: Did you know that if you were to say hello to all 7 billion people in the world, you will need to learn 7099 languages? All over the world there are different variations and translations for the greeting, some of which are similar to the English pronunciation.

Let’s take a look at a few common (and easy) ways to say hello …

1. France (French) “Salut!”
2. Italy (Italian) “Ciao!”
3. Spain (Spanish) Hola!”
4. Germany (German) “Hallo!”
5. Russia (Russian) “ZDRAHVDZ-vuee-tyeh!”
6. Czech Republic (Czech) “Ahoj!”
7. Greece (Greek) “YAH sahs!”
8. Mexico (Spanish) “Hola!”
9. China (Chinese) “Ni Hao!”
10. Netherlands (Dutch) “Hallo!”
11. Japan (Japanese) “Kon’nichiwa!”
12. Croatia (Croatian) “Bog!”
13. Brazil (Portuguese) “Ola!”
14. Turkey (Turkish) “Merhaba”
15. Hungary (Hungarian) “Udvozlom!”
16. Sweden (Swedish) “Hej!”
17. Kenya (Swahili) “Hujambo!”
18. North & South Korea (Korean) “Annyeonghaseyo!”
19. Thailand (Thai) “Sah-wahd-dee khrup!” (male) / em>”Kah!” (female)
20. India (Hindi) “Namaste!”
21. Poland (Polish) “Czesc!”

Make sure to follow us on Instagram @the_english_studio, as we learn how to say “hello” in a new language everyday!

Letisha Vilkhu