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Hello or Hi April 06, 2006 12:58 PM

Are they the same in other languages?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 April 06, 2006 10:12 PM

hi = Ciao

hello .....?????

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In Finnish April 06, 2006 11:53 PM

Hei!  /  Heippa!  /   Moi!   / Moikka! 

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 April 07, 2006 3:35 AM

Olá!

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In German April 07, 2006 3:43 AM

Hallo
Hi
Servus (possible for both hello and bye)


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anonymous Hello or He April 07, 2006 4:21 AM

in Poland we say: HALO or CZESC

Wishing much warmth in Your hearts,Krystyna-Maria Postawa from Poland.

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 April 07, 2006 6:01 AM

In brazilian portuguese:

Hello = Olá

Hi = Oi

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In Bulgarian April 07, 2006 6:12 AM


Zdrasti!
(informal)
Zdravej! (will do in most occasions, singular)
Zdravejte! (polite or plural)
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 April 07, 2006 9:55 AM

HOLA!

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French April 07, 2006 11:08 AM

   Salut!

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Yes April 07, 2006 8:33 PM

Halo and Hai  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Geprgoam again :o) April 08, 2006 4:04 AM



 gamarjoba! (informal)

gamarjobat! (formal or plural)

gagimarjot! (formal response to gamarjobat)
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Geprgian again :o) April 08, 2006 4:04 AM



 gamarjoba! (informal)

gamarjobat! (formal or plural)

gagimarjot! (formal response to gamarjobat)
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Sorry, I can't spell :$ April 08, 2006 4:05 AM


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Georgian again :o) April 08, 2006 4:07 AM



gamarjoba! (informal)

gamarjobat! (formal or plural)

gagimarjot! (formal response to gamarjobat)
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Hello April 09, 2006 5:52 PM

Hello=konnichiwa

Hi, Hey=(maybe similar to) yah/yoh, but ladies do not use these words, so in this point i could say we do not have the word exactly correspond to Hi/Hey, when i think girls can say Hi/Hey in English.

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 April 09, 2006 6:07 PM

In Arabic The informal hello is : mahabra

The closest thing to Hi is: Ma hadas (literly "What's happening")

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 April 09, 2006 6:25 PM

Way out west where the cactus grow

some of us say

HOWDY!

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 April 09, 2006 9:24 PM

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 April 11, 2006 5:36 PM

Shalom! (literally "peace")

A shortened version of the formal traditional greeting:

Shalom aleikhem (peace be upon you)

to which the correct response is:

Aleikhem shalom (upon you be peace)

Hi is often Ahalan or something like Hey, Ma nishma, Ma hadash, eykh holekh - all versions of "what's up?"

When answering the telephone many people use a curt "allo?!"

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 April 11, 2006 7:25 PM

In Japanese, on a phone, we say

"moshi moshi"

this is from old japanese "mousu mousu" means "i tell you".

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 April 20, 2006 11:36 PM

A warm and friendlyhej och  hallċfor each one , from Sweden !

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anonymous  April 23, 2006 12:39 PM

szia hello hali szervusz csáó ...

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hello May 02, 2006 11:37 AM

In Dutch (Nederlands) we say

Hallo

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 June 02, 2006 4:38 PM

I use "Hi" in English and "Hola" in Spanish. When I lived in Senegal, I spole Pulaar, where the greeting is "M'bada."  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
In french July 13, 2006 7:51 PM

Salut, Bonjour, Allo, Bonsoir

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hai August 08, 2006 3:45 AM

chinese
嗨!(hai)
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Hi :) February 24, 2007 4:57 AM

in Albanian :

Hello - Tungjatjeta

Hi - Tung

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In Latin March 13, 2007 2:30 AM

I don't know if anyone wants to know, since this is a dead language, but in Latin you say Salvete!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 30, 2007 8:43 PM

filipino (Philippines)

Hello or Kumusta ka.

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 July 01, 2007 10:26 AM

Hello or Hi en

HOLA! en HOLA y en 24 paises mas Hello=Hola

P.D. Ya ven la diferencia con el portuges. En Español Hello=Hola y en portugues hello=Olá

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In Greek August 03, 2007 5:07 PM

Γεια! (Gia) Which actually comes from igia and means health.   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
i know someone already put an arabic word but heres another one August 14, 2007 12:29 PM

theres a couple but mostly its...

*salam alaykum*

*marhaba*

but alot of people just say hi!

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Another Finnish, quite literal August 20, 2007 11:44 AM

Here's how I greet people I know, or salespeople in shops:
"Terve!"  Literally it means "healthy" but in common usage it means an emphatic "well met". If you want to be a bit more whimsical or  archaic, you could say (as I often do) "Tervehdys!" which literally means "A Greeting!"
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 August 27, 2007 3:54 AM

Živjo / Zdravo   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 October 21, 2007 6:13 AM



cześć
witaj
witam
hej


and more..
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in chinese November 24, 2007 4:01 AM

in addition to what Yuliy L. posted, i think most will say 你好 [ni hao] or 你好吗?[ni hao ma?] which literally means how are you?

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 January 02, 2008 3:37 PM

In Mingo you say, "Kuwe."

Tasha
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 January 03, 2008 5:14 AM

CIAO!!!! that's the italian way to say HI or Hello but only to someone you know well.

the "hello" answering the phone is : PRONTO? 

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This topic hasn't got any recent replies. Here goes: August 19, 2011 1:02 PM

Hello! - Tere! in Estonian

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