What do you say for HELLO in your language?Whats your language?

@krupesh (2608)
India
March 25, 2009 3:15pm CST
Now as MYLOT is a great place I think mylotters who have joined are from all over the world.So I thought it would be a great place to put this question as knowing mylotters language as well as what they say to HELLO in their respective languages. Now after getting to know what they say to HELLO in their language it would be my pleasure to greet them in their own language for the future discussions. In our language HELLO is said as NAMASKARA & our language is KANNADA Whats yours?
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• Brazil
25 Mar 09
in my language (portuguese) we say "oi", "bom dia" ou "olá". I'm from brazil
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@krupesh (2608)
• India
26 Mar 09
Bom dia supernerd, Thanks for ya response.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
26 Mar 09
e ai brasil tudo bem?!! Hahaha Good to see another Brazilian on here. I felt like the only one!
• Brazil
26 Mar 09
you'll always find one brazilian lost around others, we're never alone!!
• United States
25 Mar 09
Where I am there are several acceptable ways to say hello: hola, Howdy, Hey, Hi, Whats Up Spanish and English are the most spoken languages in my area
@krupesh (2608)
• India
25 Mar 09
Hola okkidokitokki , I think I got ya name right.Is that ya name ?Thanks for the response till my next hola.
• United States
25 Mar 09
You got it right, but I will answer to Okki also. Adios is goodby (see ya, later, by, asta la vista) :)
@krupesh (2608)
• India
25 Mar 09
Hola okki adios...hahaha....hi & bye
@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Well, I speak English so we usually just say: Hello Hi Hey What's up? and things like that... Once in awhile we hear people say Hola or Ciao, but the more common greetings for saying Hello are the ones I listed.
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@krupesh (2608)
• India
25 Mar 09
Hello Bethany , well I think you have a mixed group of people living in ya country who speak different languages.The first response from okki suggests me that Hola is spanish.So you have Spanish as well aas English speaking people right?
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Well I'm also a native English speaker. The most common phrases I use are : Hi, Hello and Hey. We actually had a few visitors in my classroom today and they taught the kids how to say hello in Korean but I must honestly say I don't quite remember and I don't want to totally butcher the spelling - so hopefully someone here is from Korea and will post it themself!
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@krupesh (2608)
• India
25 Mar 09
Hello Jennlk , it really feels great after commenting on the above three responses saying hello in their respective languages. Ya lets hope we have a korean who responds.Thanks.
@la_chique (1499)
26 Mar 09
I just tend to say 'hi' 'u ok' 'how ya doin' 'howdy' I live in northwest England
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• China
26 Mar 09
Hi there,in Chinese we say 'Ni Hao' to others as Hello:) And I like the way of ur country.
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@23uday (2998)
• India
26 Mar 09
hi i am from southern part of India.we usually say NAMASKARAM for saying hello and after that we ask about their well being in our language i.e TELUGU. there are many ways of saying hello in Inida as we speak different languages and we treat our guests equalent to god. happy mylotting!!!! bye!!!!!!!!!
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
25 Mar 09
We speak English so "hi" or "hello". In Irish or Gaeilge, a common greeting would be, "dia duit" or "conas atá tú?" Although Gaeilge is our native tounge it is only spoken in very small communtities throughout Ireland.
@krupesh (2608)
• India
25 Mar 09
Dia Duit the zone! The people who speak Gaeilge are from a different zone...hehehe
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
25 Mar 09
That could be very true sometimes
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
26 Mar 09
Haha krupesh! Playing with zones eh?
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• China
26 Mar 09
???This is our language.I am a chinese. Another way to say hello to others is??????(Have you eat?)
• China
26 Mar 09
The ??? is nihao.
@krupesh (2608)
• India
26 Mar 09
??? zc59664381 ?????? lolz Thanks for ya response.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
26 Mar 09
ROFLMAO!!!!!!
• China
26 Mar 09
It is funny that "hello" can be said in different languages.I'm a chinese.In my country,hello is said as ??.
• China
26 Mar 09
What is pity,that the system can't recognize the word.HELLO can be spelled "ni hao".
• India
26 Mar 09
ni hao ritefangfangliliang!
• China
26 Mar 09
Well, it is an interesting topic. In my country, China, we say nihao(??) first when greet somebody or want to ask somebody who we don't know something. When you want say hello to a group of people, you can say dajiahao(???). In fact in China, you can say "have you eated?????"or "what are you doing??????" or something like that to the people you know. In my hometown, we don't say nihao(??) to people as greeting.
@krupesh (2608)
• India
26 Mar 09
lol..I am a bit confused with your question marks.Thanks for sharing.
• China
26 Mar 09
These question marks are in fact Chinese, but the internet can not show.
• China
26 Mar 09
??,nihao,??,chinese ^_^
• China
26 Mar 09
Can't show Chinese here
@krupesh (2608)
• India
26 Mar 09
nihao lucius_seneca , thanks for sharing.
• Romania
25 Mar 09
hello;) i'm from romania;) in romanian, there a lots of hello's : we usualy say "Buna"(short for Buna Ziua), in my cicle of friends, the form we use is "bafta" or "salut". there a lots more:D nice topic btw;) it's cools to see all the world in one place :)
@krupesh (2608)
• India
25 Mar 09
Buna woolf , Thanks for responding & letting me know wht you say HELLO in ya language , but whts ya language?
• Romania
25 Mar 09
Romanian ;)we do have some dialects but in remote parts or romania, were i live, we speak the real romanian:D
@vidhyagowri (1976)
• United States
25 Mar 09
well ours i much similar to yours "Namaskaram" in Tamil or Vanakkam
@krupesh (2608)
• India
25 Mar 09
Vanakkam vidhya , thanks for the response.
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• United States
25 Mar 09
vanakkam Krupesh. you are very welcome
@greenowl (71)
• Sweden
26 Mar 09
In my language which is Swedish we say "hej". My husband is Hispanic so I use "hola" too. :)
@krupesh (2608)
• India
27 Mar 09
Hej Green , Thanks for sharing.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
26 Mar 09
We just speak English in our home. So Hello is just hello. This is a nice discussion to learn from!
@krupesh (2608)
• India
27 Mar 09
What can one say about English which is an universal language.Without it most probably we would not be here at all.We get to know atleast to greet the respective countrymen in their own language which might really help them going here.
@arshuuu (60)
• India
26 Mar 09
basically muslims will say assalamu alaikum.... then another will say wa alaikum assalam.... namaskar,namastey....indian national lang...thats hindi is my lang
@krupesh (2608)
• India
26 Mar 09
assalamu alaikum arshuuu , thanks for sharing.
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
I'm Malaysian. I say "Apa khabar". We also use "Hai" and "Woi". We are unique and different than others..
@krupesh (2608)
• India
26 Mar 09
Apa khabar azwanizan , how come you are unique & different?
@sachinsk (16)
• India
26 Mar 09
Its namaskar or ram ram in marathi.
@krupesh (2608)
• India
26 Mar 09
Ram Ram Sachin
@23uday (2998)
• India
26 Mar 09
Hi friend, In this world so many languages are their, In my language says a word of "hello" is namasthey my language is telugu The word hello is a respectable word with different languages. have a nice day.
@krupesh (2608)
• India
26 Mar 09
In telugu is it "namaskaramu"?