Say “Hello” in a foreign language!

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“Hello” What a friendly word! It feels universal although, I speak for myself when I say this viewpoint is narrow-minded. With over 7000 languages worldwide, this incredible salutation has massive variants.

‘HELLO’ sounds different in many languages, and learning this word in a variety of languages is not only fun, but it’s also a game-changer!

  • Turkish – Merhaba
  • Irish – Dia Dhuit or / What’s the story?
  • Korean – 안녕하세요- annyeonghaseyo
  • Dutch – Hallo
  • Japanese – こんにちは- Kon’nichiwa
  • Hindi – नमस्ते- Namastē
  • Polish – cześć
  • Swedish – Hej
  • German – Hallo
  • Russian – привет- privet
  • Arabic – مرحبا
  • Finnish – Moi
  • Spanish – Hola
  • Portuguese – Olá
  • İtalian – Ciao
  • Bulgarian – здравей- zdraveĭRussian
  • Greek – γειά σου- geiá sou
  • Chinese – 您好 !- Nín hǎo!
  • French – Bonjour
  • Czech – Ahoj
  • Norwegian – Hallo
  • Hebrew – שלום
  • Danish – Hej
  • Korean – 안녕하세요- annyeonghaseyo
  • Latin – Salve
  • Hawaiian – Aloha
  • Swahili – Hello
  • Haitian Creole – Bonjou
  • Ukrainian – Здравствуйте Zdravstvuyte
  • Navajo – Yá’át’ééh
  • Icelandic – Halló
  • Ewokese – Goopa (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)

We lean in on Albert Mehrabian’s 7%-38%-55% rule, especially when it comes to such impressional moments as first-impression greetings. How we say it means so much, as an adult to another adult. But from the point of view of a child, DinoLingo takes a deep dive into our language, literally, the words we choose as a child to say hello to a friend, a neighbor, a person we are taught to trust. Using the language of another embraces that ‘connection’ we desire as human beings. As a child, ‘language’ matters a lot!

updated 2/3/2021

DinoLingo – Language Learning

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