Say "HI" in 10 Languages

Say "HI" in 10 Languages

Just as in any other science, the most common way to start learning a language is by acquring the basis.

The basis in our case are the greetings.

Wheather you want to learn a new word to share with friends, or just need a quick and interesting trip to the lingustic field, go ahead and check out how to say "HI" in 10 different languages.

Russian

Привет! (Privyet) - the most common greeting you will hear between friends in Russian. Notice the softness of the language in the second part of the word.

Bulgarian

Здравей!/Здрасти! (Zdravey/Zdrasti) - thought I should definetely share the greeting in my native language! It literally translates into "be healthy".

Polish

Cześć! (Chesch) - one of my favorites here, as it is very unlike the other languages of its family. 

Turkish

Merhaba! - pronounced as you read it! (with a little breathe in the "rh", but that is usually hard to do if you are not used to the language.

German

Hallo! (Haloo) - I should give one that is very similar to English! Don't be fooled, though, German can be extremely difficult to learn, even for a native of a related language.

Japanese

こんにちは ! (konnichiwa) - a famous one here. Famous and essential!

Hungarian

Szia! (Sia) - no, not "see ya", but the opposite. Hungarian is a very interesting language, as it so unlike the surround European languages. Definetely worth to check.

Lithuanian

Labas! - picked this one up in Lithuanina. Yet another rare, but very fun lingustic experience.

Kazakh

Cәлеметсіз бе! (Salemetsiz be) - personally very interested in this language. It is not as rare as you might think, spoken by the population of one of the world largest countries. Also, it uses the cyrillic script.

Esperanto

Saluton! - yes, I couldn't go without our favorite - the Esperanto language. This constructed language is filled with words of mostly latin origin and is considered very easy to learn.

I hope you had fun on our little lingustic trip, and hope you find use of the phrases!

How to greet people in Russian?

Privyet is the most common greeting in Russia.

Why do I need to know how to greet people in different languages?

You may impress your friends and native speakers if you know how to greet people in different languages.

Why are greetings in different languages sound similar?

Greetings in different languages sound similar if the languages belong to one language family.

What is the most important word to learn in a foreign language?

The first and the most important word to learn in a foreign language is definitely the word of greeting.

Why does Esperanto resemble Latin?

Esperanto has many words of Latin origin.

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