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нєггσ ραят~2

searaformal; evening), buna
(usually when speaking to a
female pronounced boo-nhuh)

Russian - Privet! pronounced as
pree-vyet (informal),
zdravstvuyte (formal;
pronounced ZDRA-stvooy-tyeh)

Samoan - talofa (formal), malo

Scanian - haja (universal), hallå
(informal), go'da (formal),
go'maren (morning), go'aften

Scottish , howzitgaun (informal,
means "Hello, how are you?")
hello (formal)

Senegal - salamaleikum

Serbian - zdravo, ćao (informal),
dobro jutro (morning,
pronounced dobro yutro), dobar
dan (afternoon), dobro veče
(pronounced dobro vetcheah
evening), laku noć (night), do
viđenja (see you soon)

Sinhala - a`yubowan
(pronounced au-bo-wan;
meaning "long live")kohomada?
(ko-ho-ma-da meaning how are

Slovak - dobrý deň (formal),
ahoj (pronounced ahoy), čau
(pronounced chow) and dobrý
(informal abbreviation)

Slovenian - živjo (informal;
pronounced zhivyo), dobro jutro
(morning), dober dan
(afternoon), dober večer
(evening; pronounced doh-bear

South African English - hoezit
(pronounced howzit; informal)

Spanish - hola (pronounced with
a silent 'h': o-la), alo, qué onda
(South America;very informal,
like "what's up"; pronounced keh
ondah), qué hay, (South America;
very informal), qué pasa (Spain,
informal), buenos días ("good
morning"), buenas tardes
(afternoon and early evening),
buenas noches (late evening and
night). These three forms can be
made informal by saying
"buenas". Also Qué Transa
(Mexico;very informal, like
"what's up" pronounced keh
trahansa). Qué tál, meaning
"what's up", pronounced "kay

Sulka - marot (morning;
pronounced mah-rote [rolled r
and lengthened o], mavlemas
(afternoon; v is pronounced as a
fricative b), masegin (evening; g
is pronounced as a fricative)

Swahili - jambo? or "hujambo?,"
which loosely translate as 'how
are you?' are commonly used
but you may also say Habari
gani? (What is the news?)

Swedish - tja (very informal;
pronounced sha), hej (informal;
pronounced hey), god dag

Swiss German - hallo (informal),
grüezi (formal, pronounced kind
of grew-tsi), grüessech
(informal, used in the capital
"Berne" pronounced grewe-

Tagalog (Pilipino -
Philippines) - Kumusta po kayo?
(formal, means "How are you, sir
or madam", pronounced "kuh-
muh-stah poh kah-yoh"),
Kumusta ka? (informal, means
"how are you?", "kuh-muh-stah
kah"). You can also add na when
talking to someone you haven't
see in a while, Kumusta na po
kayo? or Kumusta ka na?.
Magandang umaga po (Good
morning, pronounced "mah-gan-
dang oo-mah-gah poh"),
Magandang hapon po (Good
afternoon, "mah-gan-dang ha-
pon poh"), Magandang gabi po
(Good evening or night, "mah-
gan-dang gah-beh poh"),
Magandang tanghali po (good
day, literally midday or noon,
"mah-gan-dang tang-ha-leh
poh"); NOTE: to make these
informal greetings, drop po from
the end and add the person's
first name. Still, some people use
words like mare or pare (very
informal greeting, mare
pronounced "mah-reh" for a
close female friend; pare
pronounced "pah-reh" for a
close male friend). You may add
it either before or after the
greeting. Example, Mare,
kumusta ka na? or Kumusta ka
na, pare?

Tahitian - ia orana

Taiwanese (Hokkien) - Li-ho

Tamil - vanakkam

Telugu - namaskaram,
baagunnara (means "how are
you?"; formal)

Tetum (Timor - Leste) -
bondia (morning), botarde
(afternoon), bonite (evening)

Thai - sawa dee-ka (said by a
female), sawa dee-krap (said by
a male)

Tigrinya (Eritrea) - selam

Tongan - malo e lelei

Tshiluba - moyo

Tsonga (South Africa ) -
minjhani (when greeting adults),
kunjhani (when greeting your
peer group or your juniors)

Turkish - merhaba selam
(formal), selam (Informal)

Ukranian - dobriy ranok (formal;
morning), dobriy den (formal;
afternoon), dobriy vechir
(formal; evening), pryvit

Uzbek - Assalomu Alaykum
(Formal) Salom(Informal) YM

Ung Tongue - Hello (This is a
made-up language, like Pig latin .
This is pronounced Hung-ee-

Urdu - adaab or salam or as
salam alei kum (the full form, to
which the reply would be waa
lay kum assalaam in most cases)

Vietnamese - xin chào

Welsh - shwmae (South Wales;
pronounced shoe-my), "Sut Mae"
North Wales( pron "sit my") or
"S'mae" ( Pron "S' my") or simply

Yiddish - sholem aleikhem
(literally "may peace be unto
you"), borokhim aboyem or gut
morgn (morning), gutn ovnt
(evening), gutn tog (day), gut
shabbos (only used on the
Sabbath )

Yoruba - E karo (Good morning),
E ku irole (Good afternoon), E ku
ale (good night).

Zulu - sawubona for one person,
"sanibonani" for multiple people.
Sawubona translates to mean
'we see you' and you should
respond by saying "yebo"-
meaning 'yes'

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