Can you say hello in your own language?

@danny1971 (1730)
Church Hill, Tennessee
February 11, 2016 8:14pm CST
we do have some folks here that are from different countries. I thought that it would be a great idea to post on here for you all to share how you say the greeting hello in your own language. I'm half Thai, and the way that you say hello is, Sa-wat-dee How do you say hello in your language?
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• United States
12 Feb 16
Hello in Vietnamese is Chao.
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@danny1971 (1730)
• Church Hill, Tennessee
13 Feb 16
that's cool @infatuatedbaby! Thanks for sharing!!!
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@amnabas (9815)
• Karachi, Pakistan
12 Feb 16
We say Salaam. Assalam o alaikum.
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@danny1971 (1730)
• Church Hill, Tennessee
13 Feb 16
that's awesome! Thanks for sharing @amnabas!
@polaris77 (2020)
• Bacau, Romania
12 Feb 16
"Salut" or "buna"; these are the two ways of saying "Hello" in Romanian.
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@danny1971 (1730)
• Church Hill, Tennessee
13 Feb 16
THAT is so cool @polaris77! Thanks for sharing!!!
@polaris77 (2020)
• Bacau, Romania
13 Feb 16
@danny1971 You're welcome! You had a great idea to start this discussion because it allows us to learn at least one expression in many languages!
@mammots (3296)
• Philippines
12 Feb 16
Here in my city ---Cebu City Philippines--- we usually greet a friend or person we just met " kumusta man ka?" It literally means how are you. There is no exact single word for hello in Cebuano ( my native language)
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
12 Feb 16
That's cool seeing the other languages saying hello. I am English speaking, I know no other language.
@louievill (16196)
• Philippines
12 Feb 16
In the Philippines, it comes in 2 forms "kamusta" or "kumusta" both are acceptable and it means " how are you" similar to the greeting hello. The word "kumusta" was derived from the Spanish "Como esta?" which has the same meaning.
• United States
12 Feb 16
I *think* this is ok. I know that you can not post a discussion solely in another language, but I think since this discussion is just asking for one word in another language, and is mostly in English, it's fine. I'm American through and through. I have ancestral roots in different countries, but as far as I know they are all English speaking. However, in Welsh, "Hello" would be "Sut Mae" (Soot My I *think* is the pronounciation) or "shoo mae" (shoo my) depending on whether you are from North or South Wales. "Hoi" is "hey" in Dutch. It would be pronounced "Hoy" Some places do not even say "Hey" or "hello" or any of the variants. Instead they say things like "Alright Mate?"