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moi

Dutch | Drenths & Gronings Noord-Nederland, Netherlands

Word USED Frequently BY friends & acquaintances

(interj.) It's a local variety of 'hi', can also be used as a parting-greeting. I believe it to stem from either 'goedemorgen' (good morning) or 'mooi(e dag)' or something similar (which means beautiful (day)) but this is guesswork on my part.

“Moi, hoe is 't?” Ok, moi hè!

“Hi, how is it?” “Ok, bye”


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bella*

* beautiful

Italian Rome, Italy

Word USED Frequently BY Young People

(adj.) It’s a way to say “hello” to your friends in Rome. It can be followed by their name or by “zì” (lit. “uncle”), which means “bro”.

"Bella, zì!" "Bella, Simo!"

"Hello, bro!" "Hello, Simon!"


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fit like?

Scots | Doric Aberdeenshire , Scotland

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used as a greeting, sometimes it means “how’s things?” And sometimes it just means hello!

"Fit like? Ach nae bad! Yersel?"

"How are things? Oh not bad! Yourself?"





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ey up

English Lancashire , England

Expression USED Frequently BY Most People

Commonly used as a greeting.

“Ey up! How’s things?”


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buenas

Spanish Argentina

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Argentinians, especially those from Buenos Aires, use "buenas" as a greeting word. It means "hello", but it is shortened from regular greetings like "buen día" (good day) or "buenas tardes" (good afternoon). "Buenas" is used informally, amongst friends or even co-workers with whom you might have a friendly relationship with.

"Buenas, ¿cómo andan?"

"Goods, how's it going?"


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tě péro*

* you feather

Czech Czechia

Slang USED On Occasion BY Lower classes

(interj.) Very informal way of saying hello.

"Tě péro, vole, tebe jsem neviděl..."

"You feather, dude, haven't seen you in ages."





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bok

Croatian Croatia

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) Used as a greeting and a farewell.

"Bok! Kako si?"

"Hi! How are you?"


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halløjsa

Danish Denmark

Word USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(interj.) A happy, funny, positive way to say "hello".

"Halløjsa, hvordan har du det i dag?"

"Hey ya there, how are you today?"





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नमस्ते

Hindi India

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) Used to greet a person when you meet them or when you are taking leave of the person. Equivalent to 'Hello' in English.

"नमस्ते , आप कैसे हैं ?"

"Hello, how are you?"





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servus

German Austria

Word USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) A way of saying hello to your friends.

"Servus! Wie geht's?"

"Hi! How's it going?"





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મજામાં?*

* Are you having fun?

Gujarati Gujarat, India

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(v.) Used as an informal way to greet people instead of asking how are you, since there is no specific word for the English counterpart - hello. It can be used to convey the meanining of "Are you well" ?"

Note: This is the most common form of greeting in Gujarati and denotes that the speakers are well acquainted with each other to use casual/informal greetings.

"મજામાં છે?"

"Are you having fun?"





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oy

Spanish Santa Barbara, Honduras

Sound USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

Used when you see someone, answer a phone call or visit someone's home.

"Oy, cómo estás?"

"Hi, how are you?"


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hoi

German | Liechtenstein Dialect Liechtenstein

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) Frequent greeting, used in almost every situation. Exceptions: when greeting the elderly, we switch to the Swiss German, more formal "Grüezi". When greeting the Prince, we say "Grüss Gott, Durchlaucht".

"Hoi, bisch o am wandera?"

"Hi, so you're hiking too?"





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aye aye

Scots | Doric North east, Scotland

Expression USED Frequently BY Scots speakers

Used as an informal greeting. Hi.

"Aye aye, fit like i'day?"

"Hi, how are you today?"


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Tach!*

* day!

German Sauerland, Germany

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Short for “good day”, used to say “hello”.

"Tach! Wie geht's?"

"Day, how are you?"


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