Here's How You Say "Hello" in Over 100 Languages

Posted by Team Burdie

March 31, 2019

Ahoj. Mhoro. Nyob zoo.

What do all of these words have in common? They all mean the same thing—hello!

Whether you’re a frequent traveler or just an aspiring polyglot, knowing how to say hello in different languages is bound to come in handy at some point. While it may not feel like much, greeting someone in their own language, especially as a traveler, sets you apart from the casual tourists. Your words show your willingness to go the extra step to appreciate someone else’s world as it is, rather than expecting them to conform to your world. It shows that you care.

That’s why we put together a list of how to say hello in over 100 languages here. We want to encourage trips that are more consciously taken, where meaningful connections are made. We want you to have the best adventures possible and we believe that happens when you let yourself become a part of whatever place you’re in. You know, when you live in the moment and stuff.

Take a gander. Maybe count how many you can learn in one session.

Assuming that you’ve thoroughly studied and memorized each of the cards above, you now know at least 100 ways to say hello. You’re going to be a hit at parties. Look at you. 

Planning on using what one of these hello’s on an upcoming trip? Let us know all about it in the comments below!