How to Say Hello in 50 languages

“He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own” – This old adage should be inspiring enough to make you discover the magic that lies in a language that’s not your own. 

While mastering all the languages present in the world can be quite a daunting task, you can start off with a greeting that is common to one and all. All these languages give us different ways to say hello and make our foreign friends feel welcome. 

Here’s discovering the magic of hello in different languages. Stay with us as we tell you how to say hello in 50 different languages: 

1. How to say HELLO in Afrikaans

  • The Afrikaans word for “Hello” is “Hallo”.

2. How to say HELLO in Albanian

  • The Albanian word for “Hello” is Përshëndetje.

3. How to say HELLO in Arabic

  • The Arabic word for “Hello” is مرحبا or marhabaan/marhaba . You may also find some people using the word Salaam for Hello. 

4. How to say HELLO in Azerbaijani

  • The Armenian word for “Hello” is Բարեւ or Barev.

5. How to say HELLO in Bosnian

  • The Bosnian word for “Hello” is zdravo.

6. How to say Hello in Catalan

  • The Catalan word for “Hello” is hola.

7. How to say HELLO in Croatian

  • The Croatian word for “Hello” is also zdravo.

8. How to say HELLO in Czech

  • The Czech word for “Hello” is ahoj or “ahoy”.

9. How to say HELLO in Danish

  • The Danish word for “Hello” is hej or “hi”.

10. How to say HELLO in Esperanto

  • The Esperanto word for “Hello” is saluton.

11. How to say HELLO in Estonian

  • The Estonian word for “Hello” is tere or “tera”.

12. How to say HELLO in Filipino

  • The Filipino word for “Hello” is kamusta.

13. How to say HELLO in Finnish

  • The Finnish word for “Hello” is also hei and or “hey”.

14. How to say HELLO in French

  • The French word for “Hello” is bonjour.

how to say hello in french

15. How to say HELLO in German

  • The German word for “Hello” is hallo and is pronounced with an emphasis on the “a”.

How to say HELLO in German

16. How to say HELLO in Greek

  • The Greek word for “Hello” is γεια or “geia”.

17. How to say HELLO in Hawaiian

  • The Hawaiian word for “Hello” is aloha.

18. How to say HELLO in Hindi

  • The Hindi word for “Hello” is नमस्ते or “namaste”.

19. How to say HELLO in Icelandic

  • The Icelandic word for “Hello” is hallo.

20. How to say HELLO in Indonesian

  • The Indonesian word for “Hello” is halo.

21. How to say HELLO in Italian

  • The Italian word for “Hello” is ciao or “chao”

How to say HELLO in Italian

22. How to say HELLO in Japanese

  • The Japanese word for “Hello” is こんにちは or “kon’nichiwa”.

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23. How to say HELLO in Kazakh

  • The Kazakh word for “Hello” is Сәлеметсіз бе or “sälemetsiz be”.

24. How to say HELLO in Khmer

  • The Khmer word for “Hello” is សួស្តី or “suostei”

25. How to say HELLO in Korean

  • The Korean word for “Hello” is 안녕하세요 or “annyeonghaseyo”.

How to say HELLO in Korean

26. How to say HELLO in Kyrgyz

  • The Kyrgyz word for “Hello” is салам or “salam”.

27. How to say HELLO in Lao

  • The Lao word for “Hello” is ສະບາຍດີ or “sabaidi”

28. How to say HELLO in Latin 

  • The Latin word for “Hello” is salve.

29. How to say HELLO in Latvian

  • The Latvian word for “Hello” is sveiki.

30. How to say HELLO in Lithuanian

  • The Lithuanian word for “Hello” is also sveiki.

31. How to say HELLO in Macedonian

  • The Macedonian word for “Hello” is Здраво or “zdravo”.

32. How to say HELLO in Chinese

  • The Mandarin/Chinese word for “Hello” is 你好 or Nǐ hǎo.

 

how to say hello in chinese mandarin

33. How to HELLO in Nepali

  • The Nepali word for “Hello” is नमस्कार or “namaskāra”.

Nepali language is a lot like Hindi language and that is why Hello is exactly the same in Nepali as it is in Hindi.

34. How to say HELLO in Polish

  • The Polish word for “Hello” is cześć.

how to say hello in polish

35. How to say HELLO in Portuguese

  • The Portuguese word “Hello” is ola.

How to say HELLO in Portuguese

36. How to say HELLO in Romanian 

  • The Romanian word for “Hello” is buna ziua.

37. How to say HELLO in Russian

  • The Russian word for “Hello” is Привет or “privet”.

How to say HELLO in Russian

38. How to say HELLO in Samoan

  • The Samoan word for “Hello” is talofa.

39. How to say HELLO in Serbian

  • The Serbian word for “Hello” is also Здраво or “zdravo”.

40. How to say HELLO in Sinhala

  • The Sinhala word for “Hello” is ආයුබෝවන් or “āyubōvan”.

41. How to say HELLO in Slovak

  • The Slovak word for “Hello” is also ahoj or “ahoy”.

42. How to say HELLO in Spanish

  • The Spanish word for “Hello” is hola.

how to say hello in spanish

43. How to say HELLO in Swahili

  • The Swahili word for “Hello” is hello with emphasis on the “e”.

44. How to say HELLO in Swedish

  • The Swedish word for “Hello” is also hei and or “hey”.

45. How to say HELLO in Thai

  • The Thai word for “Hello” is สวัสดี or S̄wạs̄dī.

how to say hello in thai

46. How to say HELLO in Turkish

  • The Turkish word for “Hello” is merhaba.

47. How to say HELLO in Ukrainian

  • The Ukrainian word for “Hello” is ЗдравствуйтеZ or “dravstvuyte”.

48. How to say HELLO in Uzbek

  • The Uzbek word for “Hello” is salom

49. How to say HELLO in Vietnamese

  • The Vietnamese word for “Hello” is xin chào.

how to say hello in vietnamese

50. How to say HELLO in Xhosa

  • The Xhosa word for “Hello” is mholweni.

51. How to say hello in sign language

How to say hello in sign language

A modest hello sign with your hand and mouthing the word Hello is how you say hello in sign language.