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Saying ''Hello'' !

Sick of greeting people with a boring old “hello” or “hey or “howdy there?” This infographic offers 21 other ways to say it.



  • DoraDora Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭✭
    However, we also use
    Bonjour!, Salut!, Tiens!, Allô!
    for saying Hello! (in French.)
  • DoraDora Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2015
    The hardest part of dreaming about someone you love,is waking up to see that person gone. You know it, it takes second to say hello. It takes forever to say goodbye. Moving on is easy but what you leave behind is what makes it hard.
    - Anonymous
  • TinkaTinka Posts: 799 ✭✭✭✭
    Dober dan! / Živijo! (to Slovenian friends)
  • DoraDora Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2015
    I'm sorry @Tinka. I forgot to say you ''Hello''. (in your native language)

    BTW - For those who are left, I had written ''Hello!'' (in English) But, Sorry too. :)
  • nelnel Posts: 1,125 Inactive
    And Salam (سلام) in Persian means hello in English Dora. :)
  • ManLearnerManLearner Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks @Dora for this nice information. I usually try to say hello in someone native language, so it will help me. :smile:
  • TinkaTinka Posts: 799 ✭✭✭✭
    No problem, @Dora :smile:
    There are so many languages in the world and it's completely understandable not to mention everyone. I just completed your list of greetings with the Slovenian greeting and I hope, the others will complete it with their greetings, too.
  • ManLearnerManLearner Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭✭
    Cutest word here is "Kon-nichiwa" (Japanese)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    And سلام to Iranian friends. :)
  • DoraDora Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks guys @Tinka, @nil, @nel and @ManLearner. I've added your ways of saying ''Hello'' to my list. :)

    BTW - @ManLearner, Your native language is Urdu. How do you say ''Hello'' in your language? Is it ''Salaam'' or something else?
  • DoraDora Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭✭
    I see @bubbli. Thanks for sharing it with us. I was just wondering that thing!
  • christellechristelle Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bonjour !
    It is hello in french.
  • ManLearnerManLearner Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭✭
    I think we say Salaam @Dora
  • christellechristelle Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • DoraDora Posts: 3,307 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh @christelle. I think I had mentioned them all, already. Thanks! :)
  • christellechristelle Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • makeFinmakeFin Posts: 150 ✭✭✭
    Here in Finland we say> Hei, Terve, Moi, Moro, Morjesta
  • syeconosyecono Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Xin chào in Vietnamese
  • moathmoath Posts: 495 ✭✭✭✭
    اهلاً = مرحباً
    marhaban = ahalan in Arabic

    but we use mainly: As-Salam-U-Alaikum = peace be upon you
  • zakaria_dandouni1zakaria_dandouni1 Posts: 531 ✭✭✭✭
    greeting is indeed so important, we say salamo alaikum .

    I want to share this (if you don't know of course) verse of the quran with you guys in Surat An-Nisā' (The Women) verse 86 Allah says:

    "And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant."

    Marhabane, ahlane, are also used :)

  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just like @bubbli mentioned we greet each other by saying Assalam o Alaikum (May peace be upon you) and shake hands. In return the other person reply by saying Wa-lay-kum Salam (peace be upon you too).
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @zakaria_dandouni1 it is a very beautiful reference. Thanks for sharing :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    so Hallo! to @Frank
    Czesc to @Xanthippe
    Ciao to @Igor_Lovera
    Grüß Got to @april
    Bonjour to @christelle & @Zom
    Salam o Alaikum to @zakaria_dandouni1 @moath
    and Salam to @nel @nil
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    Assalam o Alaikum @meu. :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Walaikum Salam wa Rehmatullahi wa Barakatuhu!
    @nil :)
  • zeynabzeynab Posts: 53 ✭✭
    hi @Dora thank you for saying hello in my native language ;)
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