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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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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.



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  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,023 mod
    However, we also use
    Bonjour!, Salut!, Tiens!, Allô!
    for saying Hello! (in French.)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,023 mod
    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: 773 ✭✭✭
    Dober dan! / Živijo! (to Slovenian friends)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,023 mod
    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 ✭✭✭✭
    And Salam (سلام) in Persian means hello in English Dora. :)
  • ManLearnerManLearner Posts: 1,115 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks @Dora for this nice information. I usually try to say hello in someone native language, so it will help me. :smile:
  • TinkaTinka Posts: 773 ✭✭✭
    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: 1,115 ✭✭✭✭
    Cutest word here is "Kon-nichiwa" (Japanese)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    And سلام to Iranian friends. :)
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,023 mod
    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 Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,023 mod
    I see @bubbli. Thanks for sharing it with us. I was just wondering that thing!
  • christellechristelle Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bonjour !
    It is hello in french.
  • ManLearnerManLearner Posts: 1,115 ✭✭✭✭
    I think we say Salaam @Dora
  • christellechristelle Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,023 mod
    Oh @christelle. I think I had mentioned them all, already. Thanks! :)
  • christellechristelle Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • christellechristelle Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • 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: 529 ✭✭✭✭
    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 :)


    http://quran.com/4/86
  • exmemberexmember Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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).
    :)
  • exmemberexmember Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @zakaria_dandouni1 it is a very beautiful reference. Thanks for sharing :)
  • exmemberexmember Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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. :)
  • exmemberexmember Posts: 2,332 ✭✭✭✭✭
    hehe
    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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