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30 Different Ways to Say Hello and Thank You

It’s important to know a few key phrases in the native language of whatever country you’re visiting. Not necessarily a lot of key phrases, but you want to know things like “Hello” and “Thank You”. Being polite is always appreciated no matter where you are!

Here are the Hellos and Thank Yous in many different languages:

LanguageHelloThank You
EnglishHelloThank You
SpanishHolaGracias
JapaneseKon'nichiwaArigato
MandarinNi HaoXiexie
GermanHalloDanke
KoreanAnnyeonghaseyoGamsahamnida
FrenchBonjourMerci
ItalianCiaoGrazie
PolishWitajDziekuje
UkranianZdravstvuyteDiakuju
SwahiliHelloAsante
RomanianBunaMultumesc
DutchHalloBedankt
HungarianSziaKoszonom
GreekChaireteEfcharisto
HebrewShalomToda
CzechAhojDekuju
Haitian CreoleAloMesi
SwedishHallaTack
BulgarianZdraveiteBlagodaria
HindiNamasteDhanyavaad
PortugueseOlaObrigada
RussianZdravstvuyteSpasibo
ArabicMarhabaanSukran
VietnameseXin ChaoCam On
CantoneseNeih HouDojeh
ThaiSwasdiKhaawp-khun
ArmenianBarevShnorhakalut'yun
UzbekSalomRahmat
KurdishSlavSipas Dikim

Places To Go did an entire episode on learning new languages in Season 2. It gives you a lot of resources and ideas for learning, and if you take the time to do a bit of practice you could learn more than just the Hellos and Thank Yous!

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Written by World Toursim

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