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How To Say "Hello" & "Goodbye" in 10 Languages

Updated on September 3, 2012

Hello: an expression of greeting.
Goodbye: an expression of farewell.

"Hello" and "Goodbye" are two of the very common and important words in any language, therefore, if you are a peripatetic around the world or love traveling, you should know some significant words of the country's language.

(The languages will be listed alphabetically.)

1) Arabic:

Hello -- مرحبًا / Marhaban

Goodbye -- وَداعًا - Wada'an

2) Bulgarian:

Hello -- Здравейте / Zdraveĭte

Goodbye -- довиждане /Dovizhdane

3) Chinese:

Hello -- 你好 / Nǐ hǎo

Goodbye -- 再见 / Zàijiàn

4) Dutch:

Hello -- Hallo

Goodbye -- Afscheid

5) French:

Hello -- Salut

Goodbye -- Au revoir

6) German:

Hello -- Hallo

Goodbye -- Tschüss

7) Greek:

Hello -- Γεια σας / Geia sas

Goodbye -- αντίο / antío

8) Italian:

Hello -- Ciao

Goodbye -- Addio

9) Spanish:

Hello -- ¡Hola

Goodbye -- Despedida

10) Turkish:

Hello -- Merhaba

Goodbye -- Elveda

I assume some words in some languages are so similar to each other, which means it is easier for you to memorize or know them. For instance, "goodbye" in Portuguese is "adeus" and in Spanish "adiós" which so similar, maybe a slight difference in pronunciation.

I hope this hub was interesting and you enjoyed learning new words. If you have any suggestions for how to say "hello" or "goodbye" in a certain language, I'll be happy to add it here. Looking forward to your opinion!


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      danny 8 months ago

      it is so awesome!

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      I like it very much because I easily found my homework here

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      I like it very much and it helped me a lot in my summer vacations homework

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      i didn't enjoy it saralj

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      the web is interesting+it really helped me in my summer vacations.i have voted.i hope you will be adding some more words in different languages but all the best for your ffuture

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      this really help me with my summer vacation homework

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      Sara A. 3 years ago from Amman, Jordan.

      Glad it was of a good help. :)

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      This really help me with my homework

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      Sara A. 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan.


      I'm honored that you liked it. Thank you very much for voting.

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      Laura Tykarski 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      This was great I will be printing this out and trying to wrap my mouth around the pronunciation of those greeting you listed. Voted up and interesting.

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      Sara A. 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan.


      Thank you so much, Christy. :)

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      Sara A. 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan.


      I am glad you enjoyed it!

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      Hello, and I enjoyed reading your work. Aloha.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Awesome Sara, languages are so interesting!