How to Say Hello, Thank You, and Other Greetings in Foreign Languages

How to Say Hello, Thank You, and Other Greetings in Foreign Languages

Knowing how to say greetings - such as Thank You and Hello - in different languages is not only fun but is also a good idea when traveling to different countries around the world. Below you will find a list of countries and how to say Thank You and Hello in that country's language...

How to Say Hello in Foreign Languages

  • Albanian – C'kemi
  • Arabic - mArHAbAN-مرحبا
  • Armenian - Barev
  • Belarussian – Прывiтанне (Privitanne)
  • Bosnian – Hej
  • Bulgarian - Zdrasti
  • Chinese (Cantonese) -你好 (Nei Ho)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) -你好 (Nǐ Hǎo)
  • Croatian – Bok
  • Czech - Ahoj
  • Danish – Hej, God Dag
  • Dutch - Hoi, Hallo
  • Egyptian - Salaam Alekum (sulam ulakume)
  • Fijian – Bula Uro
  • Finnish – Hei, Hyvää Päivää (formal)
  • French – Allo
  • Georgian - Gamardjoba
  • German – Hallo, Guten Tag
  • Greek - Γεια σου (pronounced YAH-soo)
  • Haitian Creole – Olá
  • Hawaiian – Aloha
  • Hebrew – Shalom
  • Hindi – नमस्ते (Namaste)
  • Hungarian - Jó Napot
  • Icelandic – Hæ, Góðan Dag
  • Indonesian - Halo
  • Irish – Dia Duit
  • Italian – Ciào
  • Japanese - konnichiha
  • Kazakh - Salem
  • Korean - 안녕하세요 (Ahn Nyeong Ha Se Yo)
  • Latin - Salve
  • Latvian – labdien
  • Lithuanian - laba diena
  • Macedonian -
  • Malasyan – Selamat Datang
  • Moldovan - Boonaziwa...
  • Mongolian - sain baina uu?
  • Norwegian - Hallo
  • Polish - Witaj
  • Portuguese – Alô
  • Romanian – Salut
  • Russian – Привет (privet)
  • Samoan – Talofa (formal), Malo
  • Scottish - Howzitgaun
  • Shanghainese – Здраво (Zhdravo)
  • Spanish – Hola
  • Swahili – Jambo?
  • Swedish – Tja, Hej, God Dag
  • Swiss – Hallo, Grüezi (formal)
  • Taiwanese – Li-Ho
  • Turkish – Merhaba Selam
  • Ukrainian - Pryvit
  • Uzbek – Salom, Assalomu Alaykum (formal)
  • Vietnamese - Xin Chào

How to Say Thank You in Foreign Languages

  • Albanian - Faleminderit
  • Arabic - (shukran) شكرا
  • Armenian (eastern) - մերսի (Mersi)
  • Armenian (western) – Մերսի: (Mersee)
  • Belarussian - Дзякуй (Dziakuy)
  • Bosnian – Hvala
  • Bulgarian - Благодаря (blagodarya)
  • Chinese (Cantonese) - 多謝 (dòjeh)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) - 謝謝 [谢谢] (xièxie)
  • Croatian - Hvala
  • Czech - Dĕkuji
  • Danish – Tak
  • Egyptian - (shukrān) ﺷﻜﺮﺍﹰ
  • Fijian – Vinaka
  • Finnish - Kiitos
  • French – Merci
  • Georgian - გმადლობთ (gmadlobth)
  • German – Danke
  • Greek - Ευχαριστώ (Efharistó )
  • Haitian Creole – Mesi
  • Hawaiian – Mahalo
  • Hebrew – רב תודות (rav todot)
  • Hindi - धन्यवाद (dhanyavād)
  • Hungarian - Köszi
  • Icelandic – Takk
  • Indonesian - Makasih ya
  • Irish (gaelic) - Go raibh maith agat
  • Italian – Grazie
  • Japanese - arigatou (ありがとう)
  • Kazakh - Рахмет (Raxmet)
  • Korean - 감사합니다 (kamsahamnida)
  • Latin - Gratias tibi ago
  • Latvian – Paldies
  • Lithuanian - Dėkoju
  • Macedonian - Благодарам (Blagodaram)
  • Moldovan - Мулцумеск (mulcumesk)
  • Mongolian - Баярлалаа (Bayarlalaa)
  • Norwegian - Takk
  • Polish - Dziękuję
  • Portuguese – Obregado
  • Romanian – Mersi
  • Russian - Спасибо (Spasiba)
  • Samoan - Fa'afetai
  • Scottish (gaelic) - Tapadh leat
  • Shanghainese - 谢谢 (shiazia)
  • Spanish – Gracias
  • Swahili – Asante
  • Swedish – Tack
  • Swiss – Merci
  • Taiwanese - 多謝(to-sia)
  • Turkish – Teşekkürler
  • Ukrainian - Дякую (Diakuju)
  • Uzbek - Rahmat
  • Vietnamese - Cảm ơn ông (m), Cảm ơn bà (f)

© 2011 Lena Kovadlo

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FAISAL KHAN 4 years ago

VERY USEFUL


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lovebuglena 5 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thanks Regis. Learning how to pronounce them should be fun... I guess I should have written how to pronounce each one but I have no idea how to myself lol.


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rauffray 5 years ago from BC, Canada

Love it, Lena. Now I have to learn how to pronounce most of those. Lol!!! Thank you.

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