Hello, good-bye, and thank you.

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I am trying to learn ways of saying "hello", "good-bye" and "thank you". in as many languages as possible. So far this is what I've got:

1.) English: Hello
Good-bye
Thank you

2.) Amharic: Selam
Ciao
Amesegenalow (meaning, I thank you)

3.) Spanish: Hola
Adios
gracias

4.) Arabic: Selam
A'asalaama
Shukran

5.) French: ?
?
Merci


If anyone knows how to say anything in another language that are/is synonymous to "hello", "good-bye", and "thank you" then please tell me.

Thanks. :tongue2:
 

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6.) German: Hallo
Auf Viedersehen (sp)
Danke

French is ... hello = Bonjour
goodbye: Au revoir

7.) Italian: Ciao (???)
Arrivederci
Grazie

8.) Russian: Strasvoitche (phonetic i think for all the russian...)
Do Svidanye
I think it is Spacibo or Spaciba.... or that could be "please"... its been a while..
 
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9.) Cantonese: Whey
?
?
 
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What's fun is learning the way people answer the phone.

US - hello

Italy - pronto

Japan - mushi mushi

France - allo

Mexico - bueno
 
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I usually answer the phone by saying "word" or "what do you want?" or "mad house, chief looney speaking"... sometimes it's "yo yo!"
 
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Mr. Burns: Ahoy hoy!
 
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6b) German also:

Tag (Guten tag)
Auf Wiedersehen**
bitte (general purpose for please/thank you)

10) Hawaiian:

Aloha
Aloha
Mahalo
 
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Afrikaans

Hello - hallo (as english I think!)
Tot Siens
Dankie
 
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Finnish:

Hello - hei
good-bye - hyvästi
Thank you - kiitos
 
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jimmy p said:
9.) Cantonese: Whey
? goodbye - Joy Keen
? thank you - Door Jer

:biggrin: Yan Can Cook accent guaranteed.
 
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jimmy p said:
French is ... hello = Bonjour
goodbye: Au revoir

Hello is also Allo depending on the sense and region used.

Indonesian
hello = salam
goodbye = selamat jalan; selamat tinggal
thank you = terima-kasih
 
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The Gomer Pyle dialect of English:

* Hey thar!

* All the best to you an' yers.

* Gaaaaawwwwlly!
 
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Janitor said:
The Gomer Pyle dialect of English:

* Hey thar!

* All the best to you an' yers.

* Gaaaaawwwwlly!
You forgot "awww, shucks".
 
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You forgot "awww, shucks" - Evo

Aww, 'tweren't nothin.' I do that all the time, ma'am.
 
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jimmy p said:
9.) Cantonese: Whey
?
?
Wei=Hello
Ni hao=Hello
Zai Jian=Goodboy
 
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In Swahili, Jambo means hello.

Here's some Texan:

Hello = Howdy
Goodbye= Y'all take care, now
Thank you = Much obliged
 
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Pattielli said:
Wei=Hello
Ni hao=Hello
Zai Jian=Goodboy

:devil: This is mandarin, not cantonese :tongue2: .
 
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Didnt read it carefulee :tongue2:
Wei, the same
Lei h(a)u=Hello
Mu koi=Bye bye
 
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:eek: Hey, seriously, how do you know that?
 
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Polly said:
:eek: Hey, seriously, how do you know that?
how about you? how can you speak English ? How can you speak Chinese ? huh ? :shy:
 
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Well said :wink: .
 
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Hello = Kamusta
Goodbye = Paalam
Thank you = Maraming Salamat
 
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What kind of language is that ?
 
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I will give a goat and two pigs to anybody who can guess that
 
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No, if I guess right, give me a rabit!
Is that tha language spoken by Malaysian ? Hmm?
Send me the rabit!
 
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