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greetings in your language

  1. mts1098 profile image81
    mts1098posted 5 years ago

    Hi all...

    I wanted to say OPA! Which is Greek for cheers...what word do you use in your native language to express joy and happiness?

  2. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    "Howdy, y'all! How's ya mama and dem? Ya hongry?" (in deep southernese) lol

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Family gatherings must be fun smile

  3. Cristale profile image85
    Cristaleposted 5 years ago

    Hey! What's up? My term for joy and happiness is Woo Whoo! And some times OMG depending on what's going on.

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I used to hear Woo whoo from a coworker whenever she got good praise at work...lol

  4. Lady_E profile image84
    Lady_Eposted 5 years ago

    Hiya - How are you?  - London / Liverpool

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hope I get a chance to go there so I can use the expression ) thanks...cheers

  5. JKenny profile image91
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    'Good morning' or 'Hello there' are my own personal ways of greeting people. As for excitement, I normally just say 'oh, that's good,' while trying to remain as calm as possible.

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good Morning then...it is appropriate as it is about 3:00am now smile

  6. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    all right! Usual Mancunian greeting.

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is a new one I have not heard...cheers

  7. JKenny profile image91
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    Yep, we have that in Birmingham too, although it sounds more like awwll roight!! hehe big_smile

  8. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Howzit goin mate? 

    or

    Kia Ora

    or

    G'Day...

    Depending on who I'm greeting...

    From August 1st 2012... we have a new law that states we must seduce tourists with our culture... but personally I don't think hitting them with sticks or poking our tongues out at them is very welcoming!  sad

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      G'Day to you mate...cheers

  9. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    My usual greetings are..

    Hi!  How are you?
    or, with my fellow Filipinos... Hoy, kumusta na?

    To express joy or happiness, I usually utter...

    Oh, that's wonderful!  Awesome!  Oh OMG!  Wow!  Cheers!

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      cheers to you and greetings to you...

  10. Thelma Alberts profile image85
    Thelma Albertsposted 5 years ago

    Hi! Komusta? ---when I´m in the Philippines or meeting my Filipino friends in Germany.

    Hallo! Wie geht´s?--- when I´m in my second country, Germany.

    These all means, how are you in both languages.

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      so many languages...so little time smile

      Πώς είσαι; (pos íse?) - is the How are you? in Greek

  11. Robie Benve profile image94
    Robie Benveposted 5 years ago

    Ciao a tutti!  -- "Hi you all" in Italian (when you meet a group of friends)

  12. Greekgeek profile image98
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    Mae govannen is not my native tongue, but it's the first words that spring to mind. ("Well met," but I'll leave it to someone else to identify the language.)

    Why, yes, I'm a nerd.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol

    2. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol

    3. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  13. recommend1 profile image66
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    it is 'ni hao' here unless it is the boss when it is 'ning hao' 
    or the wife when it's 'where's my coffee!'
    or her to me 'go and wash before you come near me!'

  14. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Well, when it comes to 'toasting' good will or joy it is merely, "Cheers"  (just like the tv sitcom)

    smile  cheers to you  smile

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      glad I went back to this...cheers to you wink

  15. melbel profile image93
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    Cześć or just hej. Or if you don't know the person very well or they are your superior, you say dzień dobry.

    Not my native tongue, but my grandparents'. The rest of us speak Poglish, which is the most terrible stuff. A person in Poland would never understand it, we call it Chicago Polish. It's like a mix between Polish and English with like Polish words but an English sentence structure.

    I crafted a letter to the diocese in my family's hometown in Poland and they sent me a letter back saying something along the lines of, "Please write in English. It would be easier for us." Their letter was written in Polish and I was able to understand it, but they couldn't understand me. Oops!

    In our area there are a lot of like third and even fourth generation American Poles that still speak Polish and it's the same version of Polish that they spoke in Poland like in the 1880s-1910s so Poles who come and visit think our Polish sounds very archaic.

    I don't know, we all speak English too, but for some reason when you talk to your grandparents, even though many of them were born here... you don't speak English, it's Polish. I'm mostly talking about friends' grandparents here, I never met my Polish grandparents, they were long time passed before I was born.

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I understand...In my house growing up we all spoke Greek all the time.  Those days are long gone but I can still remember the fun words wink

  16. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 5 years ago

    Szia! Mizu? It's like saying, 'Hi! What's up?'

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      waz up with you ?

  17. urmilashukla23 profile image77
    urmilashukla23posted 5 years ago

    Nameste, Aap kasi hai? Like hello, how are you ?

    1. mts1098 profile image81
      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      how you doing ?

 
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