Hello – the hallmark start to any half-decent conversation or interaction across the world. Considering how universal the greeting is – it kinda makes sense there there should be just one way to say but having just one word to greet each other with would rob the world of it’s diversity (and us travellers of reasons to travel) and so to make things slightly easier for travellers (at least in Europe, for this blog post), we’ve put together a list of how to say “Hello” in 40 European Languages:

  1. English – Hello in English is Hello – no point repeating that really but figured I might as well start with the obvious! 😉
  2. Ukrainian – Dobriy den
  3. Spanish – Hola
  4. French – Bonjour
  5. Russian – Zdravstvuyte
  6. Portugesel – Olá
  7. Dutch – Hallo
  8. Danish – Hej
  9. German – Guten tag
  10. Estonian – Tere
  11. Italian – Ciao
  12. Slovak – Ahoj
  13. Basque – Kaixo
  14. Bulgarian – Zdraveĭte
  15. Icelandic – Góðan dag
  16. Hungarian – Jó napot
  17. Greek – Geia sas
  18. Lithuanian – Sveiki
  19. Croatian – Bok
  20. Czech – Ahoj
  21. Luxembourgish – Moïen
  22. Macedonian – Zdravo
  23. Bosnian – Dobar dan
  24. Belarussian – Zdravstvujtie
  25. Finnish – Hei
  26. Norwegian – Hallo
  27. Swedish – Hallå
  28. Polish – Cześć
  29. Maltese – Bonjour
  30. Romanian – Salut
  31. Serbian – Zdravo
  32. Slovenian – Živjo
  33. Georgian – Komentari
  34. Turkish – Merhaba
  35. Welsh – Helo
  36. Latin – Salve
  37. Yiddish – Sholem aleikhem
  38. Albanian – Përshëndetje
  39. Armenian – Barev Dzez
  40. Frisian – Goeie dei

YOUR TURN! How do you say hello in your local language? You get extra points if you can speak several languages…

I (Yaya) speak English, Yoruba and a bit of French so my 3 are: Hello (easy), Bawo Ni (Yoruba) and Bonjour.

Lloyd says his are English and Welsh so Hello and Helo! 🙂Say Hello Across The World In Different Languages
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