How To Say 'Hello' In 10 Different Languages
Every conversation, whether formal or informal, starts with a greeting. Here's what to say.
"You had me at ‘Hello’" may be a love story cliché, but it also makes a valid point about the importance of how we greet others. The words we choose and the way we deliver them set the tone for the entire conversation, and in turn, shape our relationship with the other person. We may use a formal "Hello" in certain situations, and a more informal "Hey" or "Hi" in others. Knowing how to greet someone and which greeting to use is the first step in learning a new language. No sweat; we’ve got you covered.
Informal: ¿Qué tal? (What’s up?)
Formal: Nǐn hǎo
Informal: Nǐ hǎo
Informal: Yā, Yō
Formal: Guten Tag
Informal: Hallo, Hi
Formal: Anyoung haseyo
Formal: Asalaam alaikum (Peace be upon you)