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HOW TO SAY "THANK YOU"
IN EVERY LANGUAGE ON EARTH
If you speak a language not listed here,
please e-mail me how to say THANK YOU and other nice things in your language.
If you e-mail me a sound clip, I will add it to the SAY IT! column.
Thanks
Prepared in the interest of promoting international peace and understanding.
© 2008 by Jay Jacob Wind
http://www.oocities.com/thankyous
Last updated July 29, 2008

For "PEACE" in 200 languages, see www.autom.teithe.gr/~vivia/peace.htm
For free translations coutersy of Babylon.com between Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish see www.oocities.com/thankyous/babylon.html
For "THANK YOU" in 465 languages, see www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/thankyou.htm
For "THANK YOU" in 200 languages, see www.myanmars.net/language/thankyou.htm
For "I LOVE YOU" in 100 languages, see www.noble-knights.com/love
For 200 national anthems, see www.national-anthems.net
or www.imagesoft.net/flags/anthems.html
or www.oocities.com/TheTropics/8106/Anthems
For "MERRY CHRISTMAS" and "HAPPY NEW YEAR" worldwide,
see members.aol.com/wscaswell/message.htm
For International Domestic Violence and Abuse Agencies List in 70 languages,
see www.hotpeachpages.net/lang
For Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 331 Languages, see www.unhchr.ch/udhr

LANGUAGE
PHRASE SEE IT! SAY IT!
ENGLISH
Europe (England), North America
ENGLISH ING'-LISH
Hello Hello He-lo'
How are you? How are you? Hou-ar'-yoo
Very good Very good Ve-ri-good'
Please Please Pleez
Thank you Thank you Thenk'-yoo
You're welcome You're welcome Yoor-wel'-com
Goodbye Goodbye Good-bie'
Peace Peace Pees
I love you I love you Ie-lohv'-yoo
ENGLISH
Australia
STRINE
COURTESY OF Sunbear
STRIEN
Hello G'Day Mate Guh-Day'-Mayt
How are you? How are you? Hou-ahr'-yoo
Very good Fine Fien
Please Please Pleez
Thank you Thanks Thehnks
You're welcome It's a pleasure Iht-ahp-leh'-zhoor
Goodbye G'bye Guh-bie'
Peace Peace Pees
I love you I love you Ie-lohv'-yoo

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
North America
ASL
courtesy of Rebecca Chavez
ASL
QuickTime videos
Hello The right open hand waves back and forth several times http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/H/W1606.htm
How are you? Both middle fingers quickly sweep up and out from the chest. The eyebrows are raised in inquiry.
Very good With the thumb resting on the upper part of the chest, the fingers are wiggled back and forth. http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/F/W1255.htm
The thumb touches the middle of the chest with fingers extended. One thought is that this sign represents the ruffles on the shirt of a gentleman.
Please The sign for "please" is made by placing your flat right hand over the center of your chest. Move your hand in a clockwise motion (from the observer's point of view, use a circular motion towards your left, down, right, and back up) a few times. See www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-signs/p/please.htm for a drawing and further discussion.
See QuickTime video.
Thank you Touch the lips with the fingertips of one or both flat hands, then move the hands forward until the palms are facing up. http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/T/W4102.htm
The hand moves out and down. This sign is similar to the gesture of kissing ones hand and extending the hand towards someone else in order to show ones gratitude.
You're welcome The right hand, fingers together and palm facing left, is placed in the upturned left palm, whose fingers point away from the body. The right hand slides straight out along the left palm, over the left fingers, and stops with its heel resting on the left fingertips.
Goodbye The right open hand waves back and forth several times. (Also the sign for hello.)

AGEWGNA
Africa (Ethiopia)
AGEWGNA
courtesy of Mitaku Baruck
A-GUN'-YA
Hello Dikitima Di-ki-ti'-ma
How are you? Watashto Wa-tash-to'
Very good Sinkuti Sin"-ku-ti'
Please A'derr A'-derr (the rr is rolled)
Thank you    
You're welcome    
Goodbye Dekdekchan Dek-dek-chan'

AKAN
Africa (Ghana)
AKAN
courtesy of Samuel Osafo and Kwaku Agyapong
A-KAN'
Hello Etise E-ti'-se
How are you? Uhu tise U-hu-ti'-se
Very good Eyeh paa E-yeh-pa'
Please Mi pa wo kyew Mi-pa-wo-ki-yoo'
Thank you (very much) Meda wo ase (pa paaa pa) Me-da-wo-a'-se (pa-pa'-pa)
You're welcome Me ma wo akwaaba Me-ma-wo'-ak-wa"-bah
Goodbye Nante yiyie Nan-te-yi-yi-eh
In Ghana when we say Akan, it comprises of about seven tribes (Asante, Asante Akim, Akem, Kwawu, Akuapem, Brong Ahafo, and Fante) with a slight difference, like American English, British English, and Australia English. These areas cover about 2/3 of Ghana, so most of other tribes can speak and understand it.
-- Kwaku Agyapong

ALBANIAN
Central Europe (Albania)
SHQIP
courtesy of Maura Schwartz
SHKIP
courtesy of Maura Schwartz
Hello Mire dite Meer-dee'-tah
How are you? Si je?  (informal) 
Si jeni?  (formal)
See'-ye?
See'-yeh-nee?
Very good Mire Meer
Please Te lutem  (informal) 
Ju lutem  (formal)
Teh-loo'-tehm
Yoo-loo'-tehm
Thank you Faleminderit Fah-leh-mehn-dehr'-iht
You're welcome S'ka gja Skah'-dzah
Goodbye Mirupafshim Meer-oo-pahv'-shihm

AMHARIC 
Africa (Ethiopia)
AMHARIC 
courtesy of Tekle Semere 
AHM-HAHR'-EEK
Hello Tadias Tah'-dee-yahs
How are you? Endeminhe (to a male) 
(or)  Endemineshe (to a female)
Ehn-deh-mihn-heh'
(or)  Ehn-deh-mihn-ehsh'
Very good Dehena Deh'-heh-nah
Please Yekerta Yeh-kehr'-tah"
Thank you Amesegnalhu Ah-meh-sehg-nahl'-hoo
You're welcome Menemadel Meh'-nehm-ah-dehl"
Goodbye Dehenawale (to a male) 
(or)  Dehenawaye (to a male)
Deh'-heh-nah-wah"-lay
(or)  Deh'-heh-nah-wie"

ANDALUSIAN
Europe (Spain)
ANDALUSIAN
courtesy of Jose A.Narbona
AHN-DAH-LOO-SEE-AH'-NO
Hello �Hola!  Oh'-lah
How are you? Q'hay! 
�C�mo e'ta u'te'? 
'Kie
Koh'-moh-eh-tah-oo"-te]
Very good

Please Po'favo'  Poh'-fah-boh"
Thank you Grasia'  Grahs'-yah
You're welcome Bienveni'o  Bee-yehm'-beh-nee"-oh
Goodbye Adio' Ah-dee-oh'
Peace


ARMENIAN ARMENIAN AHR-MEE'-NEE-AHN
courtesy of Noubar Tcheurekdjian
Hello Parev Pah-rehv'
How are you? Inch pesek Eench-behs-ehk'
Very good Shatlav Shahd-lahv'
Please Hajetzek Hah-jeh-tzek' 
Yeh-teh-guh-hah-jeek'
Thank you Shunorhagalam Shuh-nohr-hah-gahl-ehm'
You're welcome Pareeyegak Pah-ree-yeh-gahk' 
Pahn-muh-tcheh'
Goodbye Munakparov Muh-nahk-pah-rohv'

ARABIC (SAUDI)
Asia (Middle East)
ARABIC
AH'-RAH-BEEK
courtesy of Ali Zinatbakhsh
Hello Assalaam alaykum Sah-lah'-ahm-ah-lay'-kehm
How are you? Kef haalak (male) 
Kef haalik (female)
Kie"-feh-hou'-lehk
Very good Mabsood 
Jayyid Jiddan
Mahb-sood' 
Jah-yid-jihd'-dahn
Please Ne'em 
Min Faddlak 
Lo samaht
Neh-ehm' 
Mihn-fahd-lahk' 
Loh-sah-maht'
Thank you  Shukran 
Tislam 
Ahsant
Shook-rahn' 
Tihs-lahm' 
Ah-sahnt'
You're welcome Afwan Ahf-wahn'
Goodbye Ma'a Assalaama Mah'-ah-ah-sah-lah"-mah
Peace Salaam Sah-lah'-ahm

ARABIC (Egyptian)
Asia (Middle East)
ARABIC AH'-RAH-BEEK
courtesy of Steven Sullings
Hello Assalaam alaykum Sah-lah'-ahm-ah-lay'-kehm
How are you? Kef haalak (male) 
Kef haalik (female)
Kie"-feh-hou'-lehk
Very good Mabsood 
Jayyid Jiddan
Mahb-sood' 
Jah-yid-jihd'-dahn
Please Ne'em 
Min Faddlak 
Lo samaht
Neh-ehm' 
Mihn-fahd-lahk' 
Loh-sah-maht'
Thank you  Dua Netjer en ek (to a man) 
Dua Netjer en etj (to a woman)
Doo'-ah-neht'-jehr-ehn-ehk" 
Doo'-ah-neht'-jehr-ehn-ehj"
You're welcome Afwan Ahf-wahn'
Goodbye Ma'a Assalaama Mah'-ah-ah-sah-lah"-mah
Peace Salaam Sah-lah'-ahm

ASHANTI
Africa


Hello

How are you?

Very good

Please

Thank you Me daas May-daahs'
You're welcome

Goodbye


BASQUE
Southwest Europe (Spain)
LA LENGUA EUSKARA
courtesy of Oskia Iaben
LAH LEHNG'-WAH OOS-KAH'-RAH
Hello Saludo
How are you? Zer moduz? Zehr-moh'-dooz
Very good Ongi Ohn'-gee 
Please

Thank you Eskerrik asko (or) 
Mila esker 
Ehs-keh-rick-ahk'-soh (or) 
Mee'-lah-ehs-kehr
You're welcome

Goodbye Agur  Ah'-goor 

BENE
Africa
BENE BAY'-NAY
Hello Bai Bah'-ee
How are you? Afwo Ahf-woh'
Very good

Please

Thank you

You're welcome

Goodbye


BENGALI
Southern Asia (Bangladesh, India)
BENGALI
courtesy of Asim Ghosh
BEHN-GAHL'-EE
Hello Kamon achho Kay'-mohn-ahch"-hoh
How are you? Tumi kamon achho Too-mee-kay'-mohn-ahch"-hoh
Very good Khoob bhalo
or Bhalo aachhi
Koob-hah'-loh
or Vah-loh-ahch'-hee
Please Onugroho purbok
or Daya koray
Oh'-noo-goh-pohr"-bahk 
or Dah"-yah-koh-ray'
Thank you Dhonnyobaad Dah'-nya-bahd"
You're welcome Ota Kichhu Na ("It's OK")
or Eta To Amaar Soubhaggyo ("My Pleasure")
Oh-tah-kih-choo-nah'
or Eh'-tah-toh-ah-mahr'-soob-hahg-yoh"
Goodbye Abaar dekha hobey
or Bidaay
Ah'-boor-day"-kah-hoh'-vay 
or Bee-day'-ie
Peace Shaanti Shahn'-tee

BENGALI
Southern Asia
BENGALI
Dialect
BEN-GA'-LI
courtesy of Mohamed Bhuiyan
Hello Dhannabade Dah'-nah-bah"-dee
How are you? Kamun acha Kah-moon-ah'-chah
Very good Balla acha Bah'-lah-ah"-chah
Please Ashee Ah-shee'
Thank you Ashee Ah-shee'
You're welcome Ashee Ah-shee'
Goodbye Anu graha Ah-noo-grah'-hah

BOSNIAN
Central Europe
BOSANSKI
from http://home.freeuk.com/iandart
BOH-ZAHN'-SKEE
Hello Zdravo (Hello)
Dobar dan (Good day)
Zdrah'-voh
Doh'-bahr-dahn"
How are you? Kako ste? Kah-koh'-steh
Very good Ja sam dobro (I am well) Yah'-sahm-doh'-broh
Please Molim Mohl-eem'
Thank you Hvala Huh-vah"-lah
You're welcome

Goodbye Do videnja Doh-vizh-eh'-nyeh

BULGARIAN
Central Europe


Hello Dobro utro (Good morning) 
Dobr vecher (Good evening) 
Doh'-broh-oh"-troh
Dohbr-veh'-cher
How are you? Kak ste Kahk-steh'
Very good Dobr Dohbr
Please Molya Mohl'-yah
Thank you Mnogo blagodarya Meh-noh'-goh-blah-goh-dahr"-yah
You're welcome

Goodbye Dovizhdane Doh-vizh-dah'-nyeh

CAMBODIAN
Southeast Asia
KHMER KHMEHR'
courtesy of Lina Chea
Hello Jimripsu  Jihm-rihp-soo'-ah
How are you? Sok sobiate Sohk-soh-bie'-ah-teh 
Very good Min ay Mihn-ay'
Please

Thank you Orkun Ohr-koon'
You're welcome Min ay Mihn-ay'
Goodbye Jimriplia Jihm-rihp-lee'-ah

CANDOMBLE
South America (Brazil)
CANDOMBLE KAHN-DOHM'-BLAY
Hello Sarava Sah-rah-vah
How are you?

Very good

Please

Thank you

You're welcome

Goodbye

Peace

"Sarava" was the name of the horse who won the Belmont Stakes on June 8, 2002

CATALAN
Southwest Europe (Spain)
CATALAN
courtesy of Maria Catal� Serra
CATALAN
courtesy of Paco Rivi�re
voicing by Jordi Plantalech
Hello Hola Oh'-la
How are you? Com estas? Kohm-ay-stahs'
Very good Molt b� Mohl-bay'
Please Si us plau See-oos-plah'-oo 
Thank you Gr�cies Grah'-see-ehs
You're welcome De res Day-rays'
Goodbye Adeu  Ah-dyoo'
"Catalan is the official language in Catalonia - do you remember Barcelona? - and Andorra,
used by more than 10 million people - the third most-used language
in Europe, spoken in Spain, France, Italy and Andorra" -- Paco Rivi�re
CHALDEAN
North of Iraq
CHALDEAN
See www.kaldu.org
KAL-DEE'-YAN
courtesy of Hazim Shabilla
Hello Shlama illokhun (to a group)
Shlama illakh (to a female)
Shlama illukh (to a male)
 
How are you? Dekhewotun (group)
Dekhewaat (female)
Dekhewit (male)
 
Very good Kulish Randa (all)  
Please In Basmalokhun (group)
In Basmalakh (female)
In Basmalukh (male)
 
Thank you Pshena b gawokhun (group)
Pshena b gawakh (female)
Pshena b gawukh (male)
 
You're welcome Gyanakh Basemta (female)
Gyanukh Basemta (boy)
 
Goodbye Pushu Bishlama (group)
Posh Bishlama (one person)
 
Peace Shlama  
I love you Kibanukh (female saying to male)
Kibinakh (male saying to female)
 

CHAMORRO
Pacific Islands (Guam)
CHAMORRO courtesy of Jeff Seager CHA-MOR'-RO
courtesy of Veronica Santos
Hello Hafa adai Ha'-fa'-a-de"-i
How are you? Hafa adai Ha'-fa'-a-de"-i
Very good Todu maulug To'-du-mau"-lug
Please Pot fabot Poht' fa-boht"
Thank you Si Yuus ma'ase
or Gracias
See dzoo'-oos mah-AH"-see
or GRAH'-shuss
You're welcome    
Goodbye    
What would you like? Hafa malago'mu Ha-fa-ma-la-go-mu
Excuse me Dispensa'yu disPENSah-dzoo
What's going on? Hafa guaguaha Ha-fa-gua-gua-ha

CHEROKEE
CHEROKEE
courtesy of James Bird
CHEROKEE
Hello    
How are you?    
Very good    
Please    
Thank you    
You're welcome    
Goodbye (see you later) Dedadagohvyi
Do Na Da Gahvoni Wado
De-da-da-go'-vi

CHICKASAW
Native American

courtesy of Linda Shafer

courtesy of Linda Shafer
Hello Halito or Mishiho ha-lee-toe   mish-e-hoh
How are you? Chokma tah?  chohk-mah-tah?
Very good Achokma akinneh a-chohk-mah ah-kin-neh
Please

Thank you Yakoke yah-koh-keh
You're welcome

Goodbye Ayali a-yah-le
Peace Nan-aiya nahn ah-yah
I will love you forever  Chimi ihullo 
  lechi bilia
che-me ehn-hool-loh 
  le-che bil-e-ya

CHINESE 
(Cantonese)
CHEUNKWOKWA
courtesy of  Felix Chen
CHOHN'-KOHW-WAH"
courtesy of Felix Chen
Hello Wei Way
How are you? Nay hoh mah? Nay-hoh-mah'?
Very good Hoh hoh Hoe-hoe'
Please Ng goi Mm-goi'
Thank you Doh jeh Doh-jeh'
You're welcome Ng sai haak hay Mm-sai-haak-hay
Goodbye Joi geen Joi-geen'

CHINESE 
(Mandarin)
ZHONGWEN (pinyin spelling)
courtesy of Monica Byler
TSONG'-WEHN
courtesy of Michael Yu
Hello Ni hao Nee-hah'-oo
How are you? Ni hao ma? Nee-hah'-oo-mah"
Very good Hen hao Hoon-hah'-oo
Please Qing Chihng
Thank you Xie-xie Sheh-sheh'
You're welcome Bu keqi Boo-kah-chee'
Goodbye Zai jian Tsie-chehn'
I love you Wo ai ni  Woh-ie-nee'

CHINESE dialect
(Cantonese: toi-saan wah dialect)
(Mandarin: tai-san hua dialect)
TOI-SAAN WAH
courtesy of Winston Mah
TOI-SAAN-WAH"
courtesy of Winston Mah
Hello Wei Way
How are you? Ni hao ma? Nee-hah'-oo-mah"
Very good Hao hao How-how'
Please Ten ni Tehn-nee'
Thank you Ode Aw-deh'
You're welcome Msoila Mm-soi-lah'
Goodbye Doygen Doy-gen'

CORNISH
British Isles
CORNISH
courtesy of Charles Andrews
COR'-NISH
Hello    
How are you?    
Very good    
Please    
Thank you Murrastta why Mew-ra-sta-whay
You're welcome    
Goodbye    

CREOLE
Western Africa
CREOLE CREE'-OHL
Hello Kushe Koo-sheh'
How are you? Owdibody Ow-dee-bah'-dee
Very good Dibodywell Dee-bah'-dee-wehl"
Please Aseh Ah-seh'
Thank you Thanky Thehn'-kee
You're welcome Okay Oh-kay'
Goodbye Bye bye Bie'-bie

CROATIAN
Europe (Croatia)
HRVATSKI
courtesy of Katie Bayford
H-R-VAHTS'-KEE
Hello Helo (on the phone)
Bog
He-lo
Bog
How are you? Kako si? (informal) 
Kako Ste? (formal, plural)
Kah-koh'-see? 
Kah-koh'-steh?
Very good Vrlo dobro V-h-r-loh-doh'-broh
Please Molim Moh'-leem
Thank you Hvala H-vah'-lah
You're welcome Nama na čemu Neh-mah-nah-tcheh'-moo
Goodbye Doviđenja Doh-vee-jehn'-yah
Peace Mir Meer
Love Ljubav Lyoo'-bahv

CZECH
Central Europe (Czech Republic)
CESKY
courtesy of Lukas Macura
CHES'-KI
courtesy of Harry Kaufman
Hello Dobry den (or) 
Ahoj
Doh-bree-dehn' (or) 
Ah-hoy'
How are you? Jak se mate (formal) 
Jak se mas (informal)
Yahk'-say-mah"-tay (or) 
Yahk'-say-mash'
Very good Velmi dobre Vehl-mee-dohb'-zheh
Please Prosim  Proh-seem' 
Thank you Dekuji 
Dekuju  (commonly)
Zhe-koo-yeh'
You're welcome Neni zac Neh-nih-zach' 
Goodbye Nashledanou  (or) 
Sbohem  (or) 
Ahoj
Nah'-skhleh-dah'-noo  (or) 
Seh-boh-hehm"  (or) 
Ah-hoy'

DANISH
Europe (Denmark)
DANSK 
courtesy of Maura Schwartz
DAHNSK
courtesy of Maura Schwartz
Hello Hej  (or)  God dag Hie  (or)  Goh-daw'
How are you? Hvordan har du det?  Vohr-dahn-hah'-doo-day
Very good Godt  Goht
Please Vaer saa venligt  Vehr-soh-vehn'-leet
Thank you Tak Tahk
You're welcome Vaers gaa Vehrs'-goh
Goodbye Farvel Fah-vehl'

DARI
Southern Asia (Afghanistan)
DARI
courtesy of Farid Ghaznawi
DAH'-REE
courtesy of Farid Ghaznawi
Hello Salaam Sah-lah'-ahm
How are you? Cheturasti Cheh-too-rahs'-tee
Very good Bisyur khub Bihs-yoor-khoob'
Please Lutfan Loot'-fahn
Thank you Tashakor Tah-shah-koor'
You're welcome Hwahesh Hwah-hehsh'
Goodbye Khoda hafez Khoh-dah-hah-fehz'

DUTCH
Europe (The Netherlands)
DUTCH 
courtesy of Dominique Winkels and Paul van Driesten
DUTCH 
courtesy of David Vanderhorst
Hello Hallo, Hoi,  (or)  Goedendag Hah-loh  (or)  Hoy  (or)  Goh'-dehn-dahkh"
How are you? Hoe gaat het met jou (informal) 
Hoe gaat het met u (formal)
Hoo-wah-khaht'-heht-meht-hoo" (or) 
Hoo-wah-khaht'-heht-meht-yeh" 
Very good Heel goed Heel-khaht'
Please Alstublieft Ahl'-shtoob-leeft"
Thank you Dank je wel Dahnk'-yoo-vehl"
You're welcome Graag gedaan Grahg'-gay-dahn"
Goodbye Dag  (or)  Tot ziens Dahg  (or)  Toht-zeens'

DZONGKHA
Asia (Bhutan)
DZONGKHA
courtesy of Bishwa Chhetri
JOHN-KHAH'
courtesy of Bishwa Chhetri
Hello Kuzug zangpo Koo-zoog'-jahng-poh'
How are you? Ga chi mo Gah-chee-moh'
Very good Leg som Lehg-sohm'
Please Laa Lah
Thank you Kaa din chhe Kah-deen-chay'
You're welcome Laa Lah
Goodbye Taa shi delek Tah-shee-deh-lehk'

ERITREAN
Africa (Eritrea)
TIGRIGNA TI-GRI'-NI-AH
Hello Selam Sah-lah'-ahm
How are you? Kemayaloka (to a male) 
(or)  Kemaylahkhee (to a female)
Keh-may'-ah-loh-kah'
(or)  Keh-may'-lah-khee"
Very good Tzbuk alokhoo Tzbook-ah-loo'-khoo
Please Bikibretka Bih'-kih-breht"-kah
Thank you Yekenyeley Yeh-kehn-yeh-lay'
You're welcome Genzebka (to a male) 
(or)  Genzebkee (to a female)
Gehn-zehb'-kah
(or)  Gehn-zehb-kee
Goodbye Dehankun (to a male) 
(or)  Dehankkunee (to a female)
Deh-hahn-koon'
(or)  Deh-hahn"-koo-nee'

ESTONIAN
Europe (Estonia)
ESTONIAN
courtesy of Merlen Avilk
ESTONIAN
Hello Tere Teh'-reh
How are you? Kuidas L�heb Kwee'-dahs-lah-hahb"
Very good V�ga h�sti Vah'-gah-hah"-stee
Please Palun Pah'-loon
Thank you Ait�h Ie-tehkh'
You're welcome Palun Pah'-loon
Goodbye Head aega Hee'-ahd-ee"-gah

FIJIAN
Pacific Islands
FIJIAN
courtesy of Michael J. Doherty
FIJIAN
Hello Bula Mboo'-lah
How are you?

Very good

Please

Thank you Vinaka Bvi'-nah-kah
You're welcome

Goodbye


FILIPINO (based on TAGALOG)
East Asia (The Philippines)
FILIPINO 
courtesy of Litong Roa and
Catherine Martinez 
FIH-LIH-PEE'-NOH
(TAH-GAH'-LOHG)
Hello
Good morning

Good afternoon
Good evening/night

Kumusta
Magandang araw po
Magandang umaga po
Magandang hapon po
Magandang gabi po
Koo-moo-stah'
Mah-gahn-dahng-ah-raw'-poh
Mah-gahn-dahng-oo-mah'-gah-poh
Mah-gahn-dahng-hah'-pohn-poh
Mah-gahn-dahng-gah'-bee-poh 
How are you? Kumusta ka Koo-moo-stah-kah'
Very good Mabuti Mah-boo'-tee
Please Paki (always a prefix) Pah-kih'
Thank you Salamat Sa-la'-mat
You're welcome Walang anuman Wa-lang'-a-noo-man"
Goodbye Paalam Pa-ah'-lam
colors See www.tagaloglang.com/learn/colors.htm
I love you Mahal kita Ma-hal'-kee-tah"

FINNISH
Europe (Finland)
SUOMI
courtesy of Ilkka Ketola
SOO-OH'-MEE
(courtesy of Jeanne Lakso
Hello Terve 
Hyv�� paiv��
Tehr'-ve  (or) 
Hu'-vah-bhy"-vah
How are you? Kuinka voit? 
Kuinka te voitte?
Gwihn'-kah-voit 
Gwihn'-kuh-tay-voi"-teh
Very good Hyvin kiitos Hoo'-vin-kee"-tohs
Please Olkaa hyv� Ohl'-kah-hyoo"-vah
Thank you Kiitos paljon Kee'-tohs bahl'-yohn
You're welcome Olkaa hyv� 
Ei kest�
Ohl'-kah-hyoo"-vah 
Ie'-kehs-tah
Goodbye N�kemiin 
Hyv�sti
Nake'-meen 
Hyoo'-vahs-tee
Peace Rauha Row'-hah

FOLANI
Africa
FOLANI FOH-LAH'-NEE
courtesy of Abdul Munim Mohamed
Hello Gam Yahm'
How are you? Noi Noy'
Very good Tamam Tah-mahm'
Please Yadu be-em Yah'-doo-beh"-ehm
Thank you Usay Oo'-say
You're welcome Yota Yoh'-tah 
Goodbye Mipili  Mee-pee'-lee

FRENCH 
Europe (France), North America (Canada)
FRAN�AIS 
courtesy of Tammy Huck
FRAHN-SAY'
courtesy of Nguyen Huynh Khanh Linh
Hello Bonjour  or  Salut Bohn-zhoor' or  Sah-loo'
How are you? Comment allez-vous?  (formal)  (or) 
Comment vas-tu? (informal)
Cohm'-ehn-tahl'-ay-voo'  (or) 
Cohm'-ehn-vah-too"
Very good Tr�s bien Tray-bee-yen'
Please S'il vous pla�t (formal) (or) 
S'il te pla�t
Sihl-voo-play'  (or) 
Sihl-teh-play'
Thank you Merci beaucoup Mehr'-see-boh-coo'
You're welcome De rien  (or) 
Je vous en prie
Duh-ree-ehn'  (or) 
Zhe-voo-ahn-pree'
Goodbye Adieu  (or)  Au revoir Ah-dyoo' (or) Oh-reh-vwahr'
Peace Paix Pay'
I love you Je t'aime  Zheh-tehm'

FULA
Africa
FULA FOO'-LAH
courtesy of Amadou Balde
Hello Jarama Jah'-rah-mah
How are you? Tanalato Tah-nah"-lah-toh'
Very good Tanaola Tah-nah"-oh-ah'-lah
Please Fiala Fee-ah'-lah
Thank you Adjarama Ahd-jah"-rah-mah
You're welcome Toli Toh'-lee
Goodbye Enonsie Ehn-ohn'-sie

GAELIC 
Europe (Ireland)
GAEILGE (Irish)
courtesy of Bob Flannery 
GWAYL-ge
Hello Dia dhuit Jee'-ah-gwihch
How are you? Conas ta tu? Cuhn'-uhs-thaw-too
Very good Te me go maith Thaw'-may-guh-moh
Please Le d'thoil Lehd-hehl'
Thank you Go raibh maith agat Guh-roh-moh-uhg'-uht
You're welcome Ta failte romhat. Thaw-fawlt'-cheh-roh"-aht
Goodbye Slan. Slawn

GEORGIAN
Western Asia
GRUZNYY
courtesy of Manbiz
GRUZ'-NI-YI
Hello Gagimarjos Ga'-ji-mar'-jos
How are you? Rogora khar? Ro-go-ra-khar'
Very good Dzaan kargad Dza'-an-kar'-gad
Please Tu sheidzleba Tu-sha-idz-le'-ba
Thank you Madloba Mad-lo'-ba
You're welcome Arapers A-ra-pers'
Goodbye Kargad Kar'-gad

GERMAN
Europe (Germany)
DEUTSCH
courtesy of Monica Byler
DOYCH
Hello Guten tag Goo'-tehn-tahg"
How are you? Wie geht's (informal)  (or) 
Wie geht es Ihnen (formal)
Vee-gayts'  (or)
Vee-gayt-ehs-ee'-nehn
Very good Sehr gut Zehr-goot'
Please Bitte Bee'-teh
Thank you Danke sch�n Dahn"-keh-shehn'
You're welcome Bitte sch�n Bih"-teh-shayn'
Goodbye Auf wiedersehen Auf-vee'-dehr-zayn
I love you lch liebe dich Ihksh-lee'-beh-diksh

GREEK
Europe (Greece)
ELLHNIKA
courtesy of Vivia Nikolaidou
EL-LEE-NEE-KAH'
courtesy of Vivia Nikolaidou
Hello Geia sou  (informal) 
Geia sas (formal)
Yah'-soo
Yah'-sahs
How are you? Ti kaneis (informal) 
Ti kanete (formal)
Tay-kah'-nees
Tee kah'-neh-teh
Very good Polu kala 
Opaa (celebratory)
Poh-lee' kah-lah' 
Oh'-pah-ah
Please Parakalw 

Karvos

Pah-rah-kah-lel'

Kahr-vohs'

Thank you Euxaristw Ev-kah-ree-stoh'
You're welcome Parakalw Pah-rah-kah-lel'
Goodbye Geia sou  (informal) 
Geia sas (formal)
Yah'-soo
Yah'-sahs
Peace Eirhnh Ee-ree'-nee

GREENLANDIC
North America (Greenland)
GREENLANDIC
courtesy of Mark Mange Tak
GREENLANDIC
Hello Inuugujoq, kutaa, haluu   
How are you?    
Very good    
Please    
Thank you (very much) Qujanaq (qujanarssuaq)   
Welcome! Tikilluarit!  
Goodbye 
(long-term parting)
(short-term parting)

Ajunnginniarnat
Inuulluarit Takuss
 

GUJARATI
Southern Asia (India)
GUJARATI
courtesy of Yash Shah
GOO-JAH-RAH'-TEE
courtesy of  Shalin
Hello Namaste Nah-mah'-stay
How are you? Kem cho? Kehm'-choh
Very good Bau saaru chhe Bah"-hoo-sah'-roo-cheh'
Please Maherbani May-hehr-bah'-nee
Thank you Abhar Ahb-hahr
You're welcome

Goodbye Avajo Ah-vah'-joh

HAUSA
Africa
HAUSA HAUSA
courtesy of Abdul Munim Mohamed
Hello Salaam Sah-lah'-ahm
How are you? Ina sunanka Ih-nah'-soo-nahn"-kah
Very good Sunani Soo-nah'-nee
Please Yadu be'em Yah'-doo-beh"-ehm
Thank you Usema Oo-see'-mah
You're welcome Yota  Yoh'-tah
Goodbye Balin jahm Bah'-lihn-jahm"

HAWAIIAN
Pacific Islands (Hawaii)
HAWAIIAN 
courtesy of Monica Byler 
HAWAIIAN
Hello Aloha Ah-loh'-hah
How are you? Pehea 'oe? Pey-hey'-ah oy 
Very good Maika'i no Mai-kuh'-ee noh 
Please  (literally "be kind you") E 'olu'olu 'oe Eh olu'-olu' oy 
Thank you Mahalo Mah-hah'-loh
You're welcome (lit.: "a little thing") He mea iki  Hey mey'-ah ee'-kee 
Goodbye Aloha Ah-loh'-hah
Sincerely yours Me ka mahalo May-kah'-mah-hah'-loh

HEBREW
Western Asia (Israel)
IVRIT EEV-REET'
courtesy of Alex Lieberman
Hello Shalom Shah-lohm'
How are you? Ma shlomkha? (to a male) 
Ma shlomekh? (to a female)
Mah-shlohm-khah' (M)
Ma-shloh-maykh' (F)
Very good Tov ma'od Tohv-may-ohd'
Please B'vakasha Beh-vah'-kah-shah"
Thank you Toda raba Toh-dah'-ra-bah"
You're welcome Alo davar Ah-lo'-dah-vahr"
Goodbye Shalom Shah-lohm'

HINDI
Southern Asia (India)
HINDI HIHN'-DEE
courtesy of Rashmi Lal 
Hello Namaste Nah-mah'-stay
How are you? Kaise ho Kie-say'-hoh"
Very good Bahut atcha Bah-hoht'-at-chah"
Please Kripaya Krih-pah-yah'
Thank you (very much) (Bahut) Shoukriah  (or) 
Dhanya wad
(Bah-hoht') Shoo'-kree-yah"  (or)  Dhahn'-yah-wad"
You're welcome

Goodbye Namaste Nah-mah'-stay

HUNGARIAN
Europe (Hungary)
MAGYAR 
courtesy of Catherine Arnold 
and Nathalie Bresztyenszky
MAHG'-YAR
and Ben Gioia
Hello Szia See'-yah
How are you? Hogy vagy Hohch-vah'-gee
Very good Nagyon jo Nohg'-yohn-yoh"
Please K�rem sz�pen Kay"-rehm-say'-pehn
Thank you K�sz�n�m Koo'-seh-nehm
You're welcome Szivesen See'-veh-shehn
Goodbye Viszontl�t�sra Vee"-sohnt-lah-tahsh-roh'

IBANI
Africa (Nigeria, River State, Bonny People)
�BANI
courtesy of Emmanuel T. Ezekiel-Hart
EE-BAH'-NEE
Hello

How are you?

Very good

Please

Thank you Imiegbam Ee-mee-ehg'-bahm
You're welcome

Goodbye

I love you I ebelemam Ee-eh-behl-eh'-mahm

ICELANDIC
Europe (Iceland)
�SLENSKA 
courtesy of George Law
EES-LEHN'-SKAH 
Hello S�ll (to a man) 
S�l (to a woman)
Saytl 
Siel
How are you? Hvad segir�u gott? Kvath seggirthuh goht
Very good Allt gott Ahlt goht
Please Gj�r�u svo vel Gyurrthuh svo vell
Thank you Takk Tahk
You're welcome �a� var ekkert Thath var ehkert
Goodbye Vi� sj�umst Vith syau-uhmst
Peace Fri�ur Frithuhr

IGBO
Africa (Nigeria)
IGBO
courtesy of IliNofu 
IHG'-BOH
Hello Kedu  Kay'-doo
How are you? Ke'kimelu Kay'-kih-meh"-loo
Very good 
Fine
Omaka 
Odi mma
Oh-mah'-kah 
Oh-dih'-mah"
Please Biko Bee'-koh
Thank you Dalu Dah'-loo
You're welcome

Goodbye Ka omesia Kah'-oh-may"-syah
Peace Udo Oo'-doh

INDONESIAN
East Asia (Indonesia)
INDONESIAN 
courtesy of Saediman
INDONESIAN
Hello Hallo  Hah-loh"
How are you? Apa kabar  Ah-pah'-kah-bahr" 
Very good Baik Bah-eek" 
Please Silahkan  Sih-lah-kahn" 
Thank you Terima kasih banyak Teh-ree-mah'-kah-see-ban-yah"
You're welcome Selamat detang Seh'-lah-maht-day-pahng"
Goodbye Selamat berpisahn Seh'-lah-maht-behr-pih-sahn"

ITALIAN
Europe (Italy)
ITALIANO
courtesy of Run The Planet
EE-TAH'-LEE-AH"-NOH
Hello Ciao / Buongiorno / Salve Chow  (or)  Bohn-jhohr'-noh
How are you? Come va? Coh'-may-vah"
Very good Molto bene Mool'-toh-beh'-nay
Please Per favore / Per piacere Pehr-fah-voh'-ray
Thank you Grazie Mool'-tee-graht'-see-yah
You're welcome Prego Pray'-goh
Goodbye Arrivederci
Addio
Ah-ree-vah-dehr'-chee
Ah-dih'-oh
I love you Ti amo Tih-ah'-moh

JAPANESE
East Asia (Japan)
NIHONGO
courtesy of Saediman and 
Charels Allard Jr
NEE-HOHN-GOH 
(Japanese is unaccented) 
courtesy of Kenji Chikata
Hello Ohayo kozaimasu 
Konnichi wa
Oh-hie-yoh-koh-zie-mah-soo
Koh-nee-chee-wah
How are you? Konnichi wa 
Ogenki desu ka
Koh-nee-chee-wah
Oh-gehn-kee-deh-soo-kah
Very good Totemo ii yo 
Totemo ii desu
Toh-teh-moh-ee-ee-yoh
Toh-teh-moh-ee-ee-deh-soo
Please Dozo 
Onegai shimasu
Doh-zoh
Oh-neh-gie-shee-ah-soo
Thank you Domo arigatou 
Arigatou gozaimasu
Doh-mo-ah-ree-gah-too
Ah-ree-gah-too-koh-zie-mah-soo
You're welcome Dou itashimashite Doo-ee-tah-shee-mah-shee-tay
Goodbye Sayounara Sah-yoo-nah-rah
I love you Ai shite imasu  Ie-shih-teh-ih-mah-soo

KANARESE
Africa
KANARESE
KANARESE
Hello

How are you?

Very good    
Please    
Thank you Tanyr wada Tah-neer'-wah"-dah
You're welcome    
Goodbye

KANNADA
Karnataka, South India
KANNADA
courtesy of B J Suresh
KAH-NAH'-DAH
Hello Namaskara Nah-mah-skah'-rah
How are you? Neevu Hyagidera? Nee'-voo-hyah-gee-deh"-rah
Very good Tumba Olle Adu Toom'-bah'-oh-lee-ah"-doo
Please Daya Vittu Dah'-yah-vih"-too 
Thank you Dhanyavadagalu Dhan'-yah-vah-dah-gah"-loo
You're welcome Nimage Swagatha Nee-mahg'-ee-swah-gah"-thah
Goodbye Hogi Bartene Hoh'-gee-bar-teh"-neh
Peace Shanti Shan'-tee

KAZAKH
Central Asia
KAZAKH
courtesy of Azamat Ukpegaziyev
KA'-ZAKH
Hello Salemetsiz be (polite)
or Salem (to a close friend)

How are you? Kaliniz kalai?
Very good Ote zhaksi  
Please Otinemin (not an exact translation)  
Thank you Rahmet Ra-met'
You're welcome Ar kashan da dayinmin  
Goodbye Sau boliniz
Welcome to Kazakhstan! Kazakhstanga kosh keliniz! Ka-zakh-stan'-ga-kosh-ke-li"-niz!

KIRGHIZ
Asia
KIRGHIZI KEER-GEE'-ZEE
Hello Salaam Sah-lah'-ahm
How are you? Hondaisyzlu Hohn-die-sihz'-loo
Very good Abda yakshi Ahb-dah-yahk-shee'
Please Nunkun bolso Noon-koon-bohl'-sah 
Thank you Rakhmat Rahkh-maht'
You're welcome Ghosh gelingiz Gohsh-geh-lihn'-geez
Goodbye Ghosh Gohsh (the hard "G" is plosive) 

KIRUNDI
Africa
KIRUNDI
Courtesy of Fidele Bare Gensabe
KI-RUN'-DI
Hello Amahoro A-ma-ho'-ro
How are you? Amahoro A-ma-ho'-ro
Very good Mesza Mes'-za
Please Dashobora Da-sho'-bo-ra
Thank you Urakoze U-ra-ko'-ze
You're welcome    
Goodbye Amahoro A-ma-ho'-ro

KONKAMI
Goa and Mangalore, South India
KONKAMI
courtesy of Carol Pinto
KOHN-KAH'-MEE

Hello
Marlo Mahr'-loh
How are you?
Tu kaso Asaayee? Too-kah'-soh-ah-saa"-yee?
Very good
Hav Boro Aasa
Hahv-boh'-roe-ah"-sah
Please
Dayakarn
Dah-yah-kahrn'
Thank you
Dev bore koru Dehv'-boh-reh-koh"-roo
You're welcome
Dev bore koru
Dehv'-boh-reh-koh"-roo
Goodbye
Melya
Mehl'-yah

KOREAN
East Asia (Korea)
KOREAN
courtesy of Rickah and
Mishael Mario Romero


Hello
Ahnyung hahsay yo
Ahn'-yahng-hah-say-yoh'
How are you?
 
 
Very good
 
 
Please
Aneeo
Ah-nee'-oh
Thank you
Kamsa hamnida
 Kahm'-sa-hahm-nee-dah"
You're welcome
 
 
Goodbye
Chalga (informal)
Annyeonghi Kaseyo
Chahl'-ga
Ahn-yay-ohn'-gee-kah-say"-oh

KUMIYAAY
Native American
KUMIYAAY Koo-mi-YAY
  • Source: AmericanIndianSource.com
  • Native Web
  • Janet Wellington's research
  • The Kumeyaay Languages, by Magaret Langdon
  • Vocabulary Words
  • Kumeyaay Indian Language
  • www.kumeyaay.info
  • Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay nation
  • Hello H�awak Haaw'-kah
    How are you? Mamuyuth mi-ay
    Ma-ma-yuth'-mi-ay"
    Very good
    Fine, thanks, and you?
    Ijan
    Ijan man maath 'a ?
    I-jan'
    I-jan'-man'-math'-a?
    Please

    Thank you

    You're welcome

    Goodbye


    LAKOTA
    Native American
    courtesy of Phyllis Von Miller
    3,000 words translated
    source link
    various phrases spoken
    Hello

    How are you? TOKEL NIYE  To-kel-ni'-ye
    Very good LILA WASTE Li-la-wa'-ste
    Please CANL WASTE
    IYOKIPI
    Ca-nl-wa'ste
    I-YO-KI'-PI
    Thank you PILAMAYAYE  Pi-la-ma-ya'-ye
    You're welcome

    Goodbye


    LAOTIAN
    Southeast Asia (Laos)
    LAO
    courtesy of Bang Smith
    LAH'-OH
    courtesy of Sue Reach
    Hello Sabai dee Sa-bai'-di
    How are you? Sabai dee Sa-bai'-di
    Very good Dee Di
    Please Satoo Sa-too' (said with hands together)
    Thank you Kob chie Kobj-chai'
    You're welcome Bopen ngang dok Bo-pen'-nyang"-dok
    Goodbye Sok dee Sok-di'

    LATIN
    (Europe, formerly)
    LATINO
    courtesy of Mackie
    LA-TI'-No
    Hello Salve Sahl'-way
    How are you?    
    Very good    
    Please    
    Thank you Gratia Grah'-tyah
    You're welcome    
    Goodbye Vale (to one person) 
    Valete (to a group)
    Wah'-lay
    Wah-leh'-tay

    LITHUANIAN
    Central Europe (Lithuania)
    LIETUVISKAI
    courtesy of Urte
    LIE-AH-TOO'-VISH-KIE
    courtesy of Urte
    Hello Labas Lah'-bus
    How are you? Kaip gyveni?  Kaip'-gee-veh"-nih
    Very good Labai gerai  La'-bey-ger"-ay 
    Please Prasau  Pra'-show 
    Thank you Aciu Ah'-tcheu
    You're welcome Prasau  Pra'-show 
    Goodbye Sudie  Su'-dei

    MACEDONIAN
    Southern Europe
    MACEDONIAN
    courtesy of Valerie Nastovski
    MACEDONIAN
    Hello Zdravo Zdrah'-voh
    How are you? Kako ste (formal) kako si (informal) Kah-koh-stay', kah-koh-see' 
    Good
    Very good
    Dobro
    Mnogu dobro
    Doh'-breh
    M'noh"-goo-doh-breh
    Please Molam Moh'-lam
    Thank you Blago daram Blah'-goh-dah"-rahm
    You're welcome Dobredojde (singular) or 
    Dobredojdovte (plural)
    Doh'-breh-dohj"-deh or 
    Doh'-breh-dohj-dohv"-teh
    Goodbye Dobre danje
    Prijatno
    Doh'-breh-dahn"-yeh
    Pree-yaht'-noh
    Peace Mir Mihr
    I love you Te sakam Teh'-sah-kahm"

    MALAGASY
    Africa (Madagascar)
    MALAGASY 
    courtesy of Fanja Rasolomanana
    MALAGASY
    Hello Manao ahoana Mah-nah'-oo-ah-hoo-ah"-nah
    How are you? Manao ahoana ny fahasalamanao Mah-nah'-oo-ah-hoo-ah"-nah
    nee-fah'-hah-sah-lah-mah-nah"-oo
    Very good Tsara fa misaotra Tsah'-rah-fa-mee-sah-oo'-trah
    Please Azafady  Ah-zah-fah'-dee
    Thank you Misaotra Mee-sah-oo'-trah
    You're welcome Tsy misy fisaorana Tsee'-mih-see'-fee-sah-oo-rah"-nah
    Goodbye Veloma Veh-loo'-mah

    MALAY
    Southeast Asia (Malaysia)
    BAHASA MELAYU
    courtesy of Charley Cross
    BA-HA'-SA-MA-LA-YU
    and Chris Robinson and Jim Kushner
    Hello Hello or 
    Selamat Pagi (good morning) 
    Selamat Tenggahari (mid-day) 
    Selamat Petang (good afternoon) 
    Selamat Malam (good evening as a greeting or good night as a departure). 
    Heh-loh' 
    Seh-lah'-maht-pah"-gee 
    Seh-lah'-maht-tehn-gah-hah"-ree 
    Seh-lah'-maht-peh"-tahng 
    Seh-lah'-maht-mah"-lahm 
    How are you? Apa Khabar Ah'-pah-kah"-bar 
    Very good Khabar Baik Kah'-bar-bah"-ihk
    Please Tolong (help me) 
    or 
    Sila 
    Toh'-lohng 
    or 
    See'-lah 
    Thank you Terima kasih Teh-ree'-mah-kah"-see
    You're welcome Sama sama Sah'-mah-sah"-mah
    Goodbye Selamat jalan 
    Selamat tinggal 
    Sah-lah'-maht-jah-lahn"
    Sah-lah'-maht-tihn-gahl"

    MALAYALAM
    Southern Asia (India)
    MALAYALAM MAH-LAY-AH'-LAHM
    courtesy of Mani
    Hello Namaska ram Nah-mah-skah'-rahm
    How are you? Engane oon de Ehn-gah-nay'-oon-day"
    Very good Walare nalade Wah-lah-ray'-nah"-lah-dah
    Please Dayewu cide Dah'-yeh-woo-see"-day
    Thank you Opaga'arum Oh'-pah-gah'-ah-room
    You're welcome Waru waru Wah-roo'-wah-roo"
    Goodbye Namaska ram
    (or)  Warete
    Nah-mah-skah'-rahm 
    (or)  Wah-reh-tay'

    MALI
    Southern Africa
    MALI MAH-LEE
    Hello An sogoma Ah-soh'-goh-mah"
    How are you? Ika kene Ee-kah'-kee-neh"
    Very good Mekherela Me-kher'-eh-lah"
    Please Mideli Mee'-deh-lee"
    Thank you Ineche Ee'-ne-chay"
    You're welcome Ibisimila Ee'-beh-see-meh-lah"
    Goodbye Kanbe Kahn-bay'
    Peace


    MALINKE
    Southern Africa
    MALINKE MAH-LIHN'-KAH
    Hello Ini sogoma Ih-nee-soh-goh'-mah
    How are you? Ika kenin Ih-kah-kee'-nihn
    Very good N'ka fissa 'N-kah-fih'-sah
    Please Isabari Ih-sa-bah'-ree
    Thank you Barika Bah'-ree-kah
    You're welcome I danse Ee-dahn'-say
    Goodbye Anbe Ahn-bay'
    Peace Here Heh-ray'

    MALTESE
    Southern Europe
    MALTESE
    courtesy of John Bezzina
    MAHL-TEES'
    Hello Merhba! Mehr-hah-bah'
    How are you? Kif inti? Keef-ihn'-tee
    Very good Tajjeb hafna Tah-yeb-hahf'-nah
    Please Jekk joghgbok Yehk-yohg-bohk
    Thank you Grazzi Graht-see
    You're welcome M'hemmx imniex Mehm-ksihm-nihks
    Goodbye Sahha Sah'-hah
    Peace Paci Pah'-see

    MANDINGO
    Western Africa
    MANDINGO MAHN-DIHN'-GOH
    Hello Tana mansi Tah-nah-mahn'-see
    How are you? Tana tiye Tah-nah-tee'-ay
    Very good Tana tay Tah-nah-tay'
    Please Tana tay Tah-nah-tay'
    Thank you Tana tay Tah-nah-tay'
    You're welcome Tana tay Tah-nah-tay'
    Goodbye Alelewudi Ah-leh-leh-woo'-dee

    MONGOLIAN
    Eastern Asia
    MONGOL MON'-GOL
    Hello Sainu Sah'-noo
    How are you? Sainu Sah'-noo
    Very good Mash sain Mahsh-sahn'
    Please ~ach (as a suffix) ~akh
    Thank you Vayarla  Vah-yahr-lah'
    You're welcome Zugeer Zu-gir'
    Goodbye Vayarta Vah-yahr-tah'

    NEPALI
    Eastern Asia (Nepal, Sikkim, and much of Bhutan) 
    NEPALI
    courtest of Matji
    NEPALI
    Hello Namaste Nah-mahs'-tay
    How are you? Ke chha?  Kay-chah'
    Very good Thik chha!  Thik-chah' 
    Please Please and you're welcome are not spoken in Nepali, they are too formal; only head gestures are used
    Thank you Dhanyabaad (formal) Dahn-yah-bahd'
    You're welcome

    Goodbye Namaste Nah-mahs'-tay
    What is your name? Tapaainko naam ke ho? 
    My name is...  Mero naam... ho
    Peace Shaanti Shahn'-tee

    NGOMBALE
    West Africa (Cameroon) 
    NGOMBALE
    courtest of Matji
    NGOM'-BA-LE
    Hello Ojame Oh-zha'-may
    How are you? Ongangshe Oh-nyan'-sheh-eh
    Very good Ngang a shue Nyang-ah'-shoo-eh
    Please Tesu Te-soo'
    Thank you Nge-ko N-geh-koh'
    You're welcome Nge-ko N-geh-koh'
    Goodbye Nbwo N-bwoh'
    Peace Mbwora M-bwoh-ra

    NORWEGIAN
    Europe (Norway)
    NORSK 
    courtesy of Espen Christian Brill
    NOHRSK
    Hello Hei Hay'-eh
    How are you? Hvordan har du det  Vohr'-danh-ah-hah'-doo"-deh
    Very good 
    Just fine
    Bra 
    Bare bra 
    Brah 
    Bah'-rah-brah"
    Please V�r s� snill Vahr-soh-snihl'
    Thank you Takk Dahk
    You're welcome V�r s�  god Vahr-soh-goo'
    Goodbye 
    'Bye (short form)
    Ha det bra 
    Ha det 
    Hah'-det-brah" 
    Hah'-det

    NUBIAN
    Africa
    NUBI NOO'-BEE
    courtesy of Muhammed Ozman
    Hello Maskagna Mahs-kahg-nah'
    How are you? Hikirfi Hee-kihr'-fee
    Very good Weyafil  Way-yah-feel'
    Please

    Thank you

    You're welcome

    Goodbye Herago Hehr-ah-goh'

    NUER
    Africa (Sudan)
    NUER NOOR
    courtesy of Gatluack Kang
    Hello Male
    Mah-leh'
    How are you? Tidi
    Tee'-dee
    Very good Mala
    Mah'-lah
    Please Goal
    Gwahl
    Thank you Cilocdateth
    See-lohk'-dah-tehs
    You're welcome Ber
    Behr
    Goodbye Werkamal
    Wehr-kah-mahl'

    OJIBWA 
    Native America
    OJIBWA OH-JIHB'-WAH
    courtesy of Winona LaDuke 
    Hello Aaniin Ah-nihn'
    How are you? Aaniin ezhichigeyaan Ah-nihn' ehz-hih-kih-gay-yah'-ahn
    Very good Mino ayaa Mih-noh-ah-yan' 
    Please Daga Dah-gah'
    Thank you Miigwech Mihg-wehk'
    You're welcome

    Goodbye


    OROMO
    Africa (Ethiopia)
    OROMIFFA
    courtesy of Lensa Etefa
    O-RO-MIF'-FA
    The consonant "dh" is an unvoiced plosive generated
    by the tongue clicking against the front of the palate.
    Hello Akkam A-kam'
    How are you? Fayadha Fa-ya'-dha
    Very good Bayegari Ba-ye'-ga-ree
    Please Malo  Ma'-lo
    Thank you Galatom  Ga-la-tohm'
    You're welcome Fayadha Fa-ya'-dha
    Goodbye Naggaati Nag-ga'-ti
    What's your name? Meqaan kee enyu ? Mi-kan-ki-en'-yoo?
    Are you married? Fuutertta? Foo-tert'-ta?
    I love you Sin jaaledha Sin-ja-a-led'-ha
    See you later Walliergina Wal-li-er-gi'-na
    Please give me a call Naaf bilbilli Na-af-bil-bil'-li
    Yesterday
    Today
    Tomorrow
    Kalessa
    Haar'a
    Boruu
    Ka-les'-sa
    Ha-ar'-a
    Bo-ru'-u
    1 Tok'-ko
    2 La'-ma
    3 Se-di'
    4 Af-ur'
    5 Shen
    6 Jaa
    7 Tor'-ba
    8 Sed-det'
    9 Sa'-gel
    10 Ku'-dhen

    PALAUAN
    The Phillipines
    PALAUAN
    courtesy of Eve H. Ililau
    PA-LAU'-AN
    Thank You Sulang Soo lang
    Hello Alii ah lee
    Please Adang ah thang
    How are you? Kewa Ngerang ga wa nge r(rolled)ung
    Goodbye Ma klukuk mah kluu gook
    I like you Soak kau so wuk gau
    I love you Betik a Renguk er Kau betiga r(rolled)engook irgau
    Good Ungil or Daijobu oo ngeel or die ch Ohb
    See you later Ma Ruil mahw reel
    Your welcome Diak a problem dee yak ah problem
    Come and let's eat Me domenguur meh dOme ngoor
    Are you okay? Ke Daijobu geh die ch Ohb
    Yes ochoi oh ~ oi (the ch is almost a silent sound, the kind you make when struggling to pick up something heavy =))
    No Diak dee yak
    I don't know Ngaugai ng ou kye

    PERSIAN
    Western Asia (Iran)
    FARSI FAHR'-SEE
    Hello Salaam (or) 
    Khoosh amadi
    Sah-lah'-ahm (or) 
    Khoosh'-ah-mah-dee"
    How are you? Aleshoma cheture (or) 
    Khale shumah chist
    Ah-leh-shoh'-mah-cheh-too'-reh (or) 
    Khah'-lay-shoo-mah-cheest"
    Very good Khubam (or) 
    Khubaste
    Khoo-bahm' (or) 
    Khoo-bahs'-tay
    Please Lotfen (or) 
    Meher bani
    Loht-fehn' (or) 
    May-hehr-bah'-nee
    Thank you Merci (or) 
    Moshakir
    Mehr-see' (or) 
    Moh-shah'-keer
    You're welcome Multe shatiram (or) 
    Khoosh amadi
    Mool'-teh-shah-tee-rahm" (or) Khoosh'-ah-mah-dee"
    Goodbye Hoda hafez (or) 
    Masalaam
    Hoh-dah'-hah-fehz" (or) 
    Mah-sah-lah'-ahm

    POLISH
    Central Europe (Poland)
    POLSKA
    courtesy of Agnieszka Muczkowska
    POHL'-SKAH
    Hello Dzień dobry (or) Czesc Zhehn-doh'-breh (or) Chesh
    How are you? Jak sie masz Yahk-see-mash'
    Very good 
    Nice to meet you
    Dobrze
    Milo mi Cie poznac 
    Dohb'-zheh
    Please Prosze 
    Thank you Dziekuje bardzo Zhe-koo'-yay bahrd'-zoh
    You're welcome

    Goodbye Do widzenia or Czesc Doh-ve-zheh'-nea
    Peace Pok�j Poh-kuy
    I love you Kocham Cię Koh-ham-tye

    PORTUGUESE
    Europe (Portugal), South America (Brazil)
    PORTUGUES
    courtesy of Celyta Jackson
    POHR-TOO-GAYS'
    courtesy of Philip Hardwick
    Hello Ola Oh'-lah
    How are you? Como vai? Koh'-mo-vah"-ee
    Very good Muito bem Moo'-ee-toh-bem"
    Please Por favor Pohr-fah-vohr'
    Thank you Muito obrigado Moo'-ee-toh-ohb-ree-gah'-doh
    You're welcome De nada Day-nah'-dah
    Goodbye Adeus Ah'-day-us

    PUNJABI
    Southern Asia (India)
    PUNJABI
    courtesy of Jimmy Grewal
    POON-JAH'-BEE
    courtesy of Preeti Puri
    Hello Sat sri akal Saat-shree'-ah-kaal"
    How are you?
    [formal]
    [informal]
    [informal]
     

    [colloquial]

    Ki haal aah?
    Tuhaadaa kee haal hai jee?
    Toon kiven hain?
    Teraa kee haal hai?
    Kee haal chaal hai?
    Kee haal hai?
    Kiddaan?
    Kee-haal-ah?
    Very good

    [fine; informal] 
    [fine; formal] 
    [fine; formal] 
    [fine, thank you; formal]

    Bora-chunga
    Meraa haal theek hai
    Theeke
    Tuhaadee kirpaa hai
    Vaahiguroo daa shukar hai
    Dhannvaad meraa haal theek hai
    Boh-rah"-chun-gah'
    Please Meher-bani May-hehr-bah'-nee
    Thank you Shukria
    Dhannvaad
    Miharbaanee
    Tuhaadee kirpaa hai
    Soo'-kie-ree-ah" 
    Dahn-vadh'
    Mee-hahr-bah'-nee
    Too-hah'-dee-keer-pah"-hie
    You're welcome no official word 
    "theek-aah" means OK
    Theek-aah'
    Goodbye Sat sri akal Saat-shree'-ah-kaal"

    PUNJABI (related Dialect)
    Southern Asia (India)
    PUNJABI
    courtesy of Ray Khalid
    PUN-JA'-BI
    Hello Kia hall hi  Kah-hohl"-hie'
    How are you? Tum hesia hi Toom-khe"-sah-hie'
    Very good Bora-acha hi Boh'-rah-ah"-cha-hie'
    Please Meher-bani May-hehr-bah'-nee
    Thank you Sukria Soo'-kie-ree-ah"
    You're welcome Theek-hi Tee"-ihk-hie'
    Goodbye


    PUSHTU
    Southern Asia (Afghanistan)
    PUSHTU
    courtesy of Farid Ghaznawi
    POOSH'-TOO
    courtesy of Mani
    Hello Eh  (or)  Sosrigal Ay'  (or)  Sohs-ree-gahl'
    How are you? Tabat sangde 
    (or)  Doseekesayho 
    (or)  Sengeyay
    Tah-bat'-sahng"-day 
    (or)  Doh-see-keh-say-hoh'
    (or)  Sehn-geh-yay'
    Very good Derkha 
    (or)  Changa
    Dehr'-kha
    (or)  Chahn'-gah
    Please Meher bani  May-hehr-bah'-nee
    Thank you Manena Mah-neh'-na
    You're welcome Pakher ragli 
    (or)  Bahot meher bani 
    (or)  Bufarma 
    (or)  Meknam
    Pah-khehr'-rahg-lee" 
    (or)  Bah-hoht'-may-hehr-bah"-nee
    (or)  Boo-fahr'-mah 
    (or)  Mehk-nahm'
    Goodbye Paamaha dekha 
    (or)  Khodai poman
    Pah-ah-mah'-hah-deh-khah'
    (or)  Khoh-die' poh-mahn

    QUECHUA
    South America (Bolivia, Perú, Argentina)
    QUECHUA
    courtesy of Bernardo Camps
    KAY-CHWAH'
    Hello Allillanchu  
    How are you? Imainayan qashkanki   
    Very good Kusa  
    Please Allichu  
    Thank you Yusulpayki, Paschi Yoo-sool-pay'-kee, Pahs-chee'
    You're welcome Hinallatapis  (or) Imamanta  
    Goodbye Wuasleglla  

    ROMANIAN
    Central Europe (Romania)
    ROMANIAN
    courtesy of Lavinia Batica
    ROMANIAN
    Hello Buna 
    (or)  Buna ziua
    Boo'-nuh 
    (or)  Boo-nuh-zy'-uah
    How are you? Ce mai faci? Che-may fa-chi?
    Very good Foarte bine  Fo-arh'-te bi'-neh 
    Please Te rog Teh-rohg'
    Thank you Multumesc Mool-tsu'-mehsk
    You're welcome Cu placere Koo-pluh-che'-reh
    Goodbye La revedere Lah-reh-veh-deh-reh

    RUSSIAN
    Asia (Russia)
    RUSSKIY YAZIK
    courtesy of Monica Byler
    ROOS'-KEE-YAH-ZEEK"
    Hello Zdrastvuytye  (or) 
    Privet
    Zdrahst'-vuy-tee-yeh (or) 
    Pree-vyeht
    How are you? Kak dela?  (or) 
    Kak vui?
    Kahk'-dee-lah" (or) 
    Kahk-voo-yee'
    Very good Ochen khorosho Oh'-chehn-khoh-roh-shoh'
    Please Pozhalsta Poh-zhal'-stah
    Thank you Spasibo  (or) 
    Ochen blogodarno
    Spah-see'-bah
    (or) Oh'-chehn-bloh-goh-dahr'-na
    You're welcome Ne za shto  (or) 
    Pozhalsta
    Nyeh-zah-shtoh' (or) 
    Poh-zhal'-stah
    Goodbye Do svedanya Dah-svee-dah'-nyah

    SAMOAN
    Pacific Islands
    SAMOAN
    courtesy of Mereane Bailey-Murray
    SAH-MOH'-AHN
    Hello Talofa Tah-loh'-fah
    How are you? Fa�apefea mai oe? Fah'-ah-peh-feh-ah-mie-oh-eh
    Very good Lelei atoa Leh-lay-ah-toh-ah
    Please Fa�amolemole Fah�-ah-moh-leh-moh-leh
    Thank you Fa'afetai Fah'-ah-feh-tie
    You're welcome    
    Goodbye Tofa Toh'-fah

    SANGO
    Africa
    SANGO SAHN'-GOH
    courtesy of Tata Touomou
    Hello Mbote Mm-boh'-tay
    How are you? Tonganayeh Tohn'-gah'-nah-yeh"
    Very good Yai kadape  Yah'-ee-kah-dah"-pay
    Please    
    Thank you    
    You're welcome    
    Goodbye    

    SERBIAN
    Europe
    SRB SEHRB
    courtesy of Yail Latan
    Hello Zdravo Zdrah'-voh
    How are you? Kako ste Kah-koh-stay'
    Very good Verlo dobre Vehr-loh-doh'-bray
    Please Molim Moh'-lim
    Thank you Hvala Khvah'-lah
    You're welcome Nema navchemu Nay-mah-nahv-cheh'-moo
    Goodbye Dovi jenja Doh-vee-jehn'-jah
    Peace Mir Mihr

    SHONA
    Africa (Zimbabwe)
    SHONA 
    courtesy of Nathalie Bresztyenszky
    SHOH'-NAH
    Hello (city) 
    Good morning (rural - village) 
    Good afternoon (rural) 
    Good evening (rural)
    Kanjani 
    Mangwanani 
    Maskati 
    Manheru
    Ken-john-ee 
    Mong-wahh-nah-nee 
    Maas-kaa-tee 
    Man-air-rue
    How are you?

    Very good

    Please

    Thank you Ndatenda  Dah-tend-aa
    You're welcome

    Goodbye Fambai zsvakanaka 
    Chisarai
    Faam-bah-yee shock-a-knock-aa 
    Chee-saw-rah-ee

    SHOSHONE
    Native American
    SOSONI' DAIGWAPEHA
    Other Simple Shoshone Words
    SO-SO-NI' DA-IG-WA-PE'-HA
    Hello

    How are you?

    Very good tsaandetsi'
    Please

    Thank you Ose
    Aishenda'ga
    Oh'-seh
    Ie-shehn'-dah-gah"
    You're welcome

    Goodbye


    SINHALESE
    Southern Asia (India)
    SINHALA SIHN-HAH-LAH'
    courtesy of Iresha Fletcher
    Hello Ayuboam Ah-yoo-boh''-wahm
    How are you? Kohomada Koh-hoh-mah'-dah
    Very good Hohudi Hoh-hoo-die'
    Please Karuna karala Kah-roo-nah'-kah-rah-lah"
    Thank you Estuti Ehs-too'-tee
    You're welcome

    Goodbye Pasay hamuwaymu  or 
    Api ennam  (plural) 
    Mama ennam  (singular)
    Pah-say'-hah-moo-way"-moo
    Ah'-pee-ehn"-nam
    Mah-mah"-ehn"-nam

    SLOVAK
    Eastern Europe
    SLOVAK
    courtesy of Anna Dudikova
    SLO-VAK'
    Hello Ahoj A-hoi'
    How are you? Ako sa m?� A-ko-sa-maash"
    Very good Velmi dobre Vel'-mi do"-bre
    Please Prosim Pro'-sim
    Thank you Dakujem Dya-ku-yem'
    You're welcome Prosim Pro'-sim
    Goodbye
    Peace Mier Mi-er'
    I love you Milujem ta Mi-lu-yem'-tya"

    SOMALI
    Africa (Somalia)
    SOMALI SOH-MAH'-LI
    courtesy of Ali Mohamed
    Hello

    How are you? Iska waran Ihs-kah'-wah"-ran
    Very good Waa fiianahay Wah'-a-fee'-ah-nah-hay"
    Please

    Thank you Mahadsanid Mah-hehd'-sahn"-eed
    You're welcome

    Goodbye Nabad gelyo Nah'-bahd-gehl"-yoh

    SOSSO
    Africa
    SOSSO SOH'-SOH 
    courtesy of Amadou Balde
    Hello Inuale Ih-noo-wah'-lay
    How are you? Anyerife Ahn-yeh'-rih-fay
    Very good Afayera Ah-fah'-yeh-rah
    Please Awabe Ah-wah-bay
    Thank you Inuale Ih-noo-wah'-lay
    You're welcome Sesemar Seh'-seh'marh
    Goodbye Owo Oh'-woh

    SPANISH
    Europe (Spain), Americas
    ESPA�OL EHSS-PA-NYOHL'
    Hello �Hola! O'-lah
    How are you? �Como est� usted? Koh-moh-eh-stah'-oo-stehd
    Very good Muy bien Moo-ee'-bee-yehn'
    Please Por favor Pohr-fah-vohr'
    Thank you Muchas gracias Moo'-chahs-grah'-see-yahs
    You're welcome De nada Day-nah'-dah
    Goodbye Adios Ah-dee-ohs'
    I love you Te amo Teh-ah'-moh

    SWAHILI
    Africa
    KISWAHILI 
    courtesy of Hugh Matlock, Silas Soy, and Boaz Loroupe
    KEE-SWAH-HEE'-LEE
    courtesy of Kamau Ngujuna
    Hello Hujambo Hoo-jahm'-boh
    How are you? U hali gani Oo-hah'-lee-gah"-nee
    Very good (No problem) Hakuna matata Hah-koo"-nah-mah-tah"-tah 
    Please Tafadhali Tah-fah-dha'-lee
    Thank you Asante sana Ah-sahn'-tay-sah"-nah
    You're welcome Karibu Kah-ree'-boo
    Goodbye Kwa heri Kwah-heh'-ree
    God bless you Akubariki Ah-koo'-bah-ree"-kee
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Moja, Mbili, Tatu, Nne, Tano, Sita, Saba, Nane, Tisa, Kumi  
    You are too intelligent Wewe ni akili sana  
    We are still in touch Kwaheri ya kuonana rafiki  

    SWEDISH
    Europe (Sweden)
    SVENSK
    courtesy of Monica Byler
    SVENSK
    Hello Hej Hay'-eh
    How are you? Hur m�r du? Hoor-mar'-doo
    Very good Mycket bra  Mih-keht-brah'
    Please Sn�lla  (or) 
    �r du sn�ll 
    Snah'-lah  (or)  Ahr'-doo-snahl"
    Thank you Tack Dahk
    You're welcome Var s� god Vahr-sah'-gohd
    Goodbye Hej d�  (or) 
    Adj�
    Hay'-eh-dah"  (or)  Ahd-yoh"
    I love you Jag alskar Yahg-ahl'-skahr

    TAMIL
    Southern Asia (India, Sri Lanka)
    TAMIL
    courtesy of Ven Sharma
    TAH-MEEL'
    courtesy of Mani
    Hello Wanakum Wah-nah-koom'
    How are you? Sowkiyama?  (with respect) 
    Neengal, ennaikku epadi errukenge? 
    Nee, ennaikku epadi erruke? (casual)
    Sow-kee-yah-mah'
    Very good Ella seria  irke Eh'-la-sah-ree'-yah-ir-keh"
    How many miles did you run today? Neengal, ennaikku evala, miles, 
    odunenge? (with respect) 
    Nee, ennaikku evala, miles, odine?

    Please

    Thank you Nandri Nahn'-dree
    You're welcome Wanakum Wah-nah-koom'
    Goodbye Poy waren Hoy-wah-rehn'

    TELEGU
    Southern Asia (India)
    TELEGU
    courtesy of Ramaiah Narla
    TEH-LEH-GOO'
    More words
    Hello Namaskaram  Nah-mah-skah'-rahm
    How are you? Bagunnara andi? 
    (with respect/strangers/elders) 
    Bangunnava? 
    (intimate, youngsters, casual) 
    Bah-goo-nah'-rah-ahn'-do 

    Bah-goo-nah'-vah

    Very good Aa, Bugunnanandi 
    ("Yes, I'm fine," respectfully) 
    Aa, Bagunna ("Yes, I'm fine," casually) 
    Aa, Bagunnamandi 
    ("Yes, we're fine," respectfully)
    Aa, Bagunnam 
    ("Yes, we're fine," casually) 
    Ah-bah-goo'-nah-nahn'-di 

    Ah-bah-goo'-nah 
    Ah-bah-goo'-nah-mahn"-di 

    Ah-bah-goo'-nah-nahm"

    Please Daya chesi  Dah'-yah-cheh"-see
    Thank you Dhanyavaadham Dahn-yah-vad'-hahm
    You're welcome Sare` Sare` 
    or 
    Adhaymundhi andi (Oh, that's nothing...don't mention it)
    Sah'-ray-sah"-ray 
    or 
    Ahd-ie-moon'-dee-ahn"-dee
    Goodbye Velli vasthanu (I'll see you again then) 
    Velli vasthamu (we'll see you again then)
    Veh'-lee-vas-thah"-noo 
    Veh'-lee-vas-thah"-moo

    TEMNE
    Western Africa
    TEMNE TEHM'-NEH
    Hello Topeh Toh-peh'
    How are you? Se kay Seh-kay'
    Very good Teh tye Teht-yeh'
    Please

    Thank you Teh tye Teht-yeh'
    You're welcome

    Goodbye Mandirao Mahn-dih-rah-oh'

    TETUN
    East Timor
    TETUN
    courtesy of Jose A. Narbona
    TEH-TOON
    Hello Ol� Oh-lah'
    How are you?

    Very good Tebtebes diak Tehb-teh'-behs-dee-ahk"
    Please Fav�r ida  Fah-bohr"-ee-dah
    Thank you Obrigadu barak (to a male)
    Obrigada barak (to a female) 
    Oh-bree-gah'-doo-bah-rahk"
    Oh-bree-gah'-dah-bah-rahk"
    You're welcome La buat ida  Lah-boo-aht'-ee-dah
    Goodbye Atelogu Ah-teh-loh'-goo

    THAI
    Southeast Asia (Thailand)
    THAI
    courtesy of Ian Batterbee
    TIE
    courtesy of Nantinee Sirivanakarn
    Hello Sowatdi krup (said by a male) 
    Sowatdi ka (said by a female)
    Soh-waht'-dee-kruhp" 
    Soh-waht'-dee-kah"
    How are you? Sabai dee roo  Sah-bie'-dee-roo"
    Very good Sabai dee Sah-bie'-dee
    Please Prod Prohd
    Thank you Kabkoon krup (said by a male) 
    Kabkoon ka (said by a female)
    Kab'-koon-krup" 
    Kab'-koon-kah" 
    You're welcome Mai ben lie Mie-behn-lie'
    Goodbye Sowatdi krup (said by a male) 
    Sowatdi ka (said by a female)
    Soh-waht'-dee-kruhp" 
    Soh-waht'-dee-kah"

    TIBETAN
    Southeast Asia
    TIBETAN
    courtest of Tsering Sok
    TIBETAN
    Hello Tashi delek Ta'-shi-de"-lek
    How are you? Dewo yin pe? De'-wo-win"-pe
    Very good Dewo yin De'-wo-yin"
    Please Ku chi Ku'-chi
    Thank you Tudiche Tu'-di-che
    You're welcome Gain yo ma re Ghayn'-yo-ma"-re
    Goodbye Tashi delek Ta'-shi-de"-lek
    Lovingkindness Jong zom zongpo Jong-zom-zong'-po
    What is your name? Kerang gi ming ga-ri re? Ke'-rang-gi-ming-ga'-ri-re
    My name is ___ Nye ming ___ re Nye'-ming-___-re
    I am ___ Nga ___ yin Nga' ___ yin

    TONGA
    Pacific Islands
    TONGA TOHN'-GAH
    courtesy of Ana Verity
    Hello Malo e lelei Mah-low' Eh' Leh-lei'
    How are you? Fefe hake? Feh-feh' Hah-keh'
    Very good Sai 'aupito Sah-ee' ow-pee-toh'
    Please Kataki Kah-tah-kee'
    Thank you Malo Mah-low'
    You're welcome N/A N/A
    Goodbye Nofo a'Alu aPo'uli a Noh-foh' ah' (If you are leaving)Ah-loo' ah' (If they are leaving)Poh-oolee' ah' = (Formal)

    TURKISH
    Europe / Asia (Turkey-T�rkiye)
    T�RKCE
    courtesy of Osman Atakan Tekin
    TOORK-SEH'
    courtesy of Jeroen Aarssen
    Hello Merhaba  Mehr'-hah-bah
    How are you? Nasilsin? 
    Nasilsiniz?
    Nah-sihl-sihn' 
    Nah-sihl-sih-neez' 
    Very good �ok iyi Chok ee-yee' 
    Please L�tfen Loot-fahn' 
    Thank you Tesekk�r ederim Teh'-sheh-koor'-eh-deh'-reem
    You're welcome Birsey degil 
    Rica ederim
    Bir-shay'-de-il" 
    Ree-dya'-eh-deh'-reem
    Goodbye Hoscakal 
    G�r�smek �zere
    Hohs-kah-kahl' 
    Gihr-oosh-mehk' oo-zeh-reh'
    Peace Baris Bah-rish'

    UKRAINIAN
    Central Europe (Ukraine)
    UKRAINSKA
    courtesy of Scott Smith
    OOK-RAH-EEN'-SKAH
    Hello Vitayu  Vee-tah'-yoo
    How are you? Yak maetes'  Yawk mah'-yeh-tes
    Very good Dobry  Doh'-bree 
    Please Preshu  Pray'-shoo
    Thank you Dyakuyu 
    Duzhe dyakuyu
    Jah-koo'-yoo
    Doo'-zheh jah'-koo-yoo
    You're welcome Preshu  Pray'-shoo 
    Goodbye Do pobachennya  Doh poh-bah'-chen-yuh

    UKRAINIAN
    Central Europe (Ukraine)
    UKRAINYA
    courtesy of Oksana
    OOK-RAH-EEN'-YAH
    Hello Pryvit Pree-viht'
    How are you? Yak spravy Yahk-sprah'-vee
    Very good Duzhe dobre Doo'-zheh-doh"-bree
    Please Bud laska Bood'-lah"-skah
    Thank you Dyakuyu 
    Duzhe dyakuyu
    Jah-koo'-yoo
    Doo'-zheh-jah-koo"-yoo
    You're welcome Nema zaczho  Neh-mah'-zah"-choh
    Goodbye Do pobachennya  Doh'-poh-bah-chen"-yuh
    Peace Mir 
    Spokiy
    Meer 
    Spoh'-kee

    URDU
    South Asia (India and Pakistan)
    URDU OOR'-DOO
    Hello Salaam 
    (or)  Namaste
    Sah-lah'-ahm
    (or)  Nah-mahs'-tay
    How are you? Keso ho Kay-soh-hoh'
    Very good

    Please

    Thank you Shoukriah Shook-ree-ah'
    You're welcome

    Goodbye Salaam 
    (or)  Namaste 
    Sah-lah'-ahm
    (or)  Nah-mahs'-tay

    UYDUR
    Central Asia (Turkestan)
    UYGUR OO-EE-GOOR'
    courtesy of Gulnaz Abdukadir
    Hello Yakhshimeses Yahkh'-shee-may-says
    How are you? Yakhshimeses Yahkh'-shee-may-says
    Very good Yakhshi Yahkh'-shee 
    Please -eng (as an ending) -ehng 
    Thank you Rakhmat Rakh'-maht
    You're welcome Arzy midu  Ahr'-zee-mie-doo
    Goodbye Hosh Hohsh

    UZBEK
    Central Asia (Uzbekistan)
    UZBEK OOZ'-BEHK
    courtesy of Gulnaz Abdukadir and Elyor Fayzi
    Hello Salom
    Sa-lom'
    How are you? Ishlar Qale?
    Ish-lar-ka'-le?
    Very good

    Please Iltimos
    Il'-ti-mos
    Thank you Rakhmat Rack-mat'
    You're welcome

    Goodbye Khayir
    Kha-yir'

    VIETNAMESE
    Southeast Asia (Vietnam)
    ti�?ng Vi�?t
    courtesy of Nguyen Huynh Khanh Linh
    Ti-eng'-vi-et"
    Vietnamese alphabet
    Hello Xin chao Sihn-chow'
    How are you? Ban co khoe khong? Bahn-coh-khoh-knohng'
    Very good Rat khoe  or Rat to Raht-khoh'  or  Raht-toht'
    Please Lam �n  or  Xin vui long Lahm-oon'  or  Sihn-vwee-lohng'
    Thank you Cam �n Gahm-oon'
    You're welcome Khong co chi Khohng-coh-chee'
    Goodbye Tam biet Tahm-byeht'
    Peace Hoa b�nh Hwah-been'

    WELSH
    Europe (British Isles)
    CYMRAEG
    courtesy of Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew
    KUM'-REG
    Hello Hylo Huh-loh'
    How are you? Shw mae?  or 
    Sut 'dych chi?
    Shuh mie  or 
    Shud ukh ee
    Very good Da iawn Dah  yown
    Please Os gwelwch yn dda 
    Os gwelwch chi'n dda
    Os gwel-ookh un thah 
    Os gwel'-ookh-een thah 
    ("th" as in "the," not as in "think")
    Thank you Diolch  Dee-olkh
    You're welcome Croeso Croy'-soh
    Goodbye Hwyl 
    Da bo chi
    Hoo'-il 
    Dah boh khee
    Peace Heddwch Heth'-ookh 
    ("th" as in "the," not as in "think")

    WOLOF
    West Africa (Senegal and Gambia)
    WOLOF WOH'-LOHF
    courtesy of Jarra Jagne
    Hello Jaama ngam Jar-ma-ngam'
    How are you? Nanga def? Nan-ga-dehf'
    Very good Jaama rek Jam-ah-rehk'
    Please Baalma Ba-al-ma'
    Thank you Jerejef Jay-ray-jayf'
    You're welcome Nokoboka Noh-koh-boh'-ka
    Goodbye Jaama Jam Jam-ah-jam'

    WYANDOTT (HURON)
    Native American
    WYANDOTT WIE-AHN-DAHT'
    courtesy of Vocabularies of the Shawanoese and Wyandott Languages (Johnston, 1858)
    Hello

    How are you? Tu,ough,qua,no,u. Too-owf-kwah-noh-oo'
    Very good

    Please

    Thank you

    You're welcome

    Goodbye

    Peace SCAN,O,NIE Skahn-oh-nee'
    I love you YU,NOW,MOI,E Yoo-now-moi-ee'

    XHOSA
    Africa (South Africa)
    XHOSA *OH'-SAH
    courtesy of Alfred Igbodo 
    * a click of the tongue against the palate
    Hello Sea alafiyah
    or
    Molo
    Say-ah-ah-lah'-fee-yah
    or
    Moh'-loh
    How are you? Sea alafiyah
    or
    Unjani 
    Say-ah-ah-lah'-fee-yah
    or
    Oon-jah'-nee
    Very good Naku Nah'-koo
    Please Kao kudi Kah'-oh-koo"-dee
    Thank you Dankwa Dahn'-kwah
    You're welcome Danfia Dahn'-fee-ah
    Goodbye Dao kudi Dah'-oh-koo"-dee
    English to Xhosa translator
    Xhosa to English lexicon
    Xhosa Fact Sheet

    YIDDISH
    Europe, North America (New York)
    YIDDISH YIDDISH 
    courtesy of Pnina Wind and Helen Sloan
    Hello A gitten tug
    Sholom aleichem
    Ah-gih'-tehn-tuhg"
    Sho'-lom-a-lay"-khem
    How are you? Vos machts du? Vohs-mahkhts'-doo
    Very good Zehr gitt Zehr'-giht
    Please Zie azoy gutt Zie-a-zoy"-giht
    Thank you A scheinen dank
    Danke
    Ah-shie'-nen-dahnk"
    Dahn'-keh
    You're welcome Gern ge schein Gehrn-geh-shayn'
    Goodbye Sie gezunt Zie'-geh-zoont"

    YORUBA
    Africa (Nigeria)
    YORUBA
    courtesy of Samuel Awosika
    YOH'-ROO'-BA
    courtesy of Alfred Igbodo
    Hello Bawoni
    Ekoro
    Bah-woh'-nee
    Eh-koh-roh'
    How are you? Se alafia Le wa?
    Bawoni
    Seh-ah-lah"-fee-ah-leh'-wa?
    Bah-woh'-nee
    Very good O dara Oh-dah'-rah
    Please Jowo
    Eje
    Joh'-wo
    Eh'-jeh
    Thank you Modupe
    Oshe
    Moh-doo'-peh
    Oh-sheh'
    You're welcome Kotope Koh-toh'-peh
    Goodbye Odabo Oh-dah'-boh

    ZIMBABWEAN
    Africa (Zimbabwe)
    ZIMBABWEAN
    courtesy of Mboko Kudzai
    ZIMBABWEAN
    Hello Mkoroi M-koh-roi'
    How are you? Makadii Mah-kad-dee'
    Very good Zvakanaka Zvah-kah-nah'-kah
    Please Ndinokumbirawo N-dee'-noh-koom'-bee-rah"-woh
    Thank you Maita Henyu or Tatenda Mah-ee'-tah Heh'-nyoo or Tah-tehn'-dah
    You're welcome Mundendeiko Moon'-dehn-day'-koh
    Goodbye Mojamba zvakanaka Moh-jam'-bah-zvah-kah-nah'-kah

    Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) counted 6,703 natural human languages, so there are many left to go!
    The top 100 languages (by population) are listed at http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/top100.html

    "Languages" on other "planets":
  • Bocce
  • Ewokese
  • Huttese
  • Klingon
  • "Languages" in literature:
  • Elvish
  • Quenya and Sindarin
  • Dwarvish
  • Khuzdul and Iglishmek
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