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Learning how to say “hello” and to greet someone in their native language is the first and important step in learning a new language.

It’s equally important to know the formal and informal ways to greet someone in different languages so as not to offend anyone and set the tone for your conversation.

Here, you can learn how to say “Hello” in different languages and take the first step of your language learning journey.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish

Formal: Hola

Informal: ยฟQuรฉ tal? (Whatโ€™s up?)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท French

Formal: Bonjour

Informal: Salut

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian

Formal: Salve

Informal: Ciao

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช German

Formal: Guten Tag

Informal: Hallo, Hi

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portuguese

Formal: Olรก

Informal: Oi

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russian

Formal: Zdravstvuyte

Informal: Privet

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Chinese

Formal: Nวn hวŽo

Informal: Nว hวŽo

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japanese

Formal: Konnichiwa

Informal: Yฤ, _Yล

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korean

Formal: Anyoung haseyo

Informal: Anyoung

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Arabic

Formal: Asalaam alaikum (Peace be upon you)

Informal: Ahlan

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Urdu

Formal: Asalaam alaikum (Peace be upon you)

Informal: Salam

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Hindi

Formal: Namaste

Informal: Halo

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Swahili

Formal: Habari

Informal: Hujambo


Do you know how to say “Hello” in any other languages? Let us know in the comments below and we will make sure to update this list with your suggestions.