How to say Hello in 100 different languages

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 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!

Hello in different languages

Now, here’s the big list of how to say “Hello” in 100 languages:

Language
How to say Hello
Transliteration
Afrikaanshallo
AlbanianPërshëndetje
Amharicሰላምselami
Arabicمرحباmarhabaan
ArmenianԲարեւBarev
AzerbaijaniSalam
BasqueKaixo
Belarusianдобры дзеньdobry dzień
Bengaliহ্যালোHyālō
Bosnianzdravo
BulgarianЗдравейтеZdraveĭte
CatalanHola
CebuanoHello
Chinese (Simplified)你好Nǐ hǎo
Chinese (Traditional)你好Nǐ hǎo
CorsicanBonghjornu
Croatianzdravo
CzechAhoj
DanishHej
DutchHallo
EnglishHello
EsperantoSaluton
EstonianTere
FinnishHei
FrenchBonjour
FrisianHoi
GalicianOla
Georgianგაუმარჯოსgaumarjos
GermanHallo
Greekγεια σας
GujaratiહેલોHēlō
Haitian CreoleBonjou
HausaHello
Hawaiianaloha
Hebrewשלוםshalóm
Hindiनमस्तेnamaste
HmongNyob zoo
HungarianSzia
IcelandicHalló
IgboNnọọ
IndonesianHalo
IrishDia dhuit
ItalianCiao
JapaneseこんにちはKon'nichiwa
JavaneseHello
KannadaಹಲೋHalō
KazakhСәлеметсіз беSälemetsiz be
Khmerជំរាបសួរchomreabsuor
Korean여보세요yeoboseyo
Kurdishslav
KyrgyzСалам
Laoສະບາຍດີsabaidi
LatinSalve
LatvianSveiki
LithuanianSveiki
LuxembourgishHallo
MacedonianЗдравоZdravo
MalagasySalama
MalayHello
Malayalamഹലോhalēā
MalteseBongu
MaoriHello
MarathiहॅलोHĕlō
MongolianСайн ууSain uu
Myanmar (Burmese)ဟယ်လိုhaallo
Nepaliनमस्कारnamaskaar
NorwegianHallo
Nyanja (Chichewa)Moni
PashtoسلامSalam
PersianسلامSalam
Polishdzień dobry
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)Olá
Punjabiਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲSata srī akāla
RomanianSalut
RussianПриветPrivet
Samoantalofa
Scots GaelicHalò
SerbianЗдравоZdravo
SesothoLumela
ShonaMhoro
Sindhiهيلوhylu
Sinhala (Sinhalese)හෙලෝhelō
SlovakAhoj
Slovenianzdravo
SomaliHello
SpanishHola
SundaneseHalo
SwahiliHabari
SwedishHej
Tagalog (Filipino)Kamusta
TajikСалом
Tamilவணக்கம்Vaṇakkam
TeluguహలోHalō
ThaiสวัสดีS̄wạs̄dī
TurkishMerhaba
UkrainianЗдрастуйтеZdrastuyte
UrduہیلوSalaam
UzbekSalom
Vietnamesexin chào
WelshHelo
XhosaMholweni
Yiddishהעלאhela
YorubaPẹlẹ o
ZuluSawubona

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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