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Language Most common way to say hello Pronunciation
Afrikaans Hallo HAH-low
Albanian Përshëndetje per-shen-DEAT-ye
Amharic Iwi selami newi (እው ሰላም ነው) ewe-selamee-nuhwee
Arabic Marhaba (مرحبًا) mur-HAH-ba
Armenian Barev bah-REV
Aymara Kamisaki kah-mee-sah-kee
Azerbaijani Salam sal-aam
Basque Kaixo kia-show
Belarusian Vitaju (Вітаю) veeta-you
Bengali Hyālō (হ্যালো) HEL-oh
Bosnian Zdravo ZDRAH-voh
Bulgarian Zdraveĭte (Здравейте) ZDRAH-vey-teh
Burmese Haallo (ဟယ်လို) HAAL-oo
Cantonese Nǐ hǎo (你好) nie HAOW
Catalan Hola OH-laa
Cebuano Kamusta kuh-moos-tah
Chichewa Moni moh-nee
Corsican Bonghjornu bon-jornoo
Croatian Zdravo ZDRAH-voh
Czech Ahoj AH-hoy
Danish Hej hey
Dutch Hallo HAAL-oo
English Hello  hah-low
Estonian Tere TEh-reh
Ewe Hello hah-low
Farsi (Persian) Salām (سلام) saol-AM
Fijian Bula mbula
Filipino Kumusta koo-moo-stah
Finnish Hei hey
French Bonjour bon-ZHOOR
Gaelic (Irish) Dia dhuit DEE-ah GHWIT
Galician Ola oh-laah
Georgian Gamarjoba (გამარჯობა) gah-mahr-joh-bah
German Guten tag goo-tenn tahk
Greek Geia (γεια) gya
Guarani Mba'éichapa mbah-ey-chapaah
Haitian Creole Bonjou BON-joo
Hawaiian Aloha AH-low-ha
Hebrew Shalom (שלום) shah-LOHM
Hindi Namaste (नमस्ते) nah-mah-steh
Hmong Nyob zoo nyo-ZHOW
Hungarian Szia SEE-ah
Icelandic Halló HAL-oo
Igbo Ndewo n-day-wo
Ilocano Hello hah-low
Indonesian Halo hah-low
Italian Ciao chau
Japanese Konichiwa (こんにちは) kohn-nee-chee-wah
Kazakh Sälemetsiz be (Сәлеметсіз бе)
Khmer Suostei (សួស្តី) suo-stey
Kinyarwanda Mwaramutse mwah-rah-moot-seh
Korean Anyeong haseyo (안녕하세요) AHN-young-ha-say-yo
Kurdish Slav slawv
Lao Sabaidi (ສະບາຍດີ) sa-baai-di
Latin Salve sal-veh
Latvian Sveika (male) or Sveiks (female) SVYEH-kah or SVYEH-eeks
Lithuanian Sveiki svey-kee
Luxembourgish Moien MOY-en
Malagasy Salama sah-LAHM-ah
Malay Selamat pagi suh-lah-met pah-gee
Maltese Bongu BON-joo
Mandarin Nǐ hǎo (你好) nie HAOW
Maori Kia ora kya-orah
Marathi Namaskāra (नमस्कार) nah-mahs-kah-rah
Mongolian Sain uu (сайн уу) say-noo
Nahuatl Niltze Tialli Pialli nilts-tialee-pialee
Navajo Ya’at’eeh yah-tah-hey
Nepali Namaskāra (नमस्कार) nah-mahs-kah-rah
Norwegian Hei hay
Pashto Salam (سلام) sah-laam
Polish Cześć cheshch
Portuguese Olá OH-laa
Punjabi Sata srī akāla (ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ) saht sree ah-kahl
Oromo Akkam akh-kaam
Quechua Allianchu eye-ee-anch-oo
Romanian Bunâ boo-na
Russian Privet (Привет) pree-VYEHT
Samoan Talofa tah-low-fah
Sepedi Thobela tob-eh-lah
Serbian Zdravo (Здраво) ZDRAH-voh
Sesotho Dumela doo-meh-lah
Slovak Ahoj AH-hoy
Slovenian Zdravo ZDRAH-voh
Somali Hello hah-low
Spanish Hola oh-laa
Swahili Jambo jam-BOH
Swedish Hallå hal-oa
Tagalog Kamusta kuh-moos-tah
Tahitian Ia Orana ya-rah-nah
Taiwanese Li-hó lee-hoh
Tamil Vanakkam (வணக்கம்) vaa–NAK–kam
Thai S̄wạs̄dī (สวัสดี) sa-wat-dii
Tibetan Tashi delek tah-shee del-ek
Tongan Mālō e lelei mah-lo eh lei-lei
Tsonga Avuxeni
Turkish Merhaba mehr-hah-bah
Ukrainian Privit (привіт) pree-VEET
Urdu Assalāmu Alaykum (السلام عليكم) as-salam-u lay-kuhm
Uzbek Salom shah-lohm
Vietnamese Xin chào sin CHOW
Welsh Helo hah-low
Xhosa Molo moh-loh