Hello World! for the November 21st DCT

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Hello World! for the November 21st DCT

Post by redwings left wing #11 on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:34 am

Today is annual Hello World Day! To participate, you must greet at least 10 people. Here is how to say hello in different languages:


Arabic - subbal-el-kheir (good morning), masaa-el-khair (good evening): note that Kh is pronounced from the back of the throat. mArHAbAn (Hello) pronounced Mar-ha-ban
English- hello (formal), hi (informal), hey (informal,)
French- salut (informal; silent 't'), bonjour (formal, for daytime use; 'n' as a nasal vowel), bonsoir (good evening; 'n' is a nasal vowel), bonne nuit (good night). There is also "ça va", but this is more often used to mean "how are you?"
German - hallo (informal), Guten Tag (formal; pronounced gootan taag), Tag (very informal; pronounced taack).
Greek- yia sou (pronounced yah-soo; informal), yia sas (formal)
Hawaiian - aloha
Hebrew- shalom (means "hello", "goodbye" and "peace"), hi (informal), ma kore? (very informal, literally means "whats happening" or "whats up")
Icelandic - góðan dag (formal; pronounced gothan dagg), hæ (informal)
Italian- ciào (pronounced chow; informal; also means "goodbye"), buon giorno (pronounced bwohn geeornoh; good morning; formal), buon pomeriggio (pronounced bwohn pohmehreejeeoh; good afternoon; formal), buona sera (pronounced bbwoonah sehrah; good evening; formal)
Japanese- ohayou gozaimasu (pronounced o-ha-yo go-zai-mass; good morning), konnichi wa (pronounced ko-nee-chee-wa; daytime or afternoon), konbawa (pronounced gong-ban-wa; evening); moshi moshi (pronounced moh-shee moh-shee; when answering the phone); doumo (pronounced doh-moh; informal way of greeting, but means countless other things as well so only use when context makes sense)
Latin (Classical) - salve (pronounced sal-way; when talking to one person), salvete (pronounced sal-way-tay; when talking to more than one person), ave (pronounced ar-way; when talking to one person; when talking to someone respected), avete (pronounced ar-way-tay; when talking to more than one respected person)
Lithuanian - laba diena (formal), labas, sveikas (informal; when speaking to a male), sveika (informal; when speaking to a female), sveiki (informal; when speaking to more than one person).
Russian- pree-vyet (informal), zdravstvuyte (formal; pronounced ZDRA-stvooy-tyeh)
Spanish - hola (pronounced with a silent 'h': o-la), alo, qué onda (South America;very informal, like "what's up"; pronounced keh ondah), qué hay, (South America; very informal), qué pasa (Spain, informal), buenos días ("good morning"), buenas tardes (afternoon and early evening), buenas noches (late evening and night). These three forms can be made informal by saying "buenas". Also Qué Transa (Mexico;very informal, like "what's up" pronounced keh trahansa). Qué tál, meaning "what's up", pronounced "kay tal".

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Re: Hello World! for the November 21st DCT

Post by kittycat on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:26 am

Hallo, Guten tag everyone 1st post at 925? See you later

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Re: Hello World! for the November 21st DCT

Post by Jaimala25 on Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:47 pm

Bonjour everyone!
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Re: Hello World! for the November 21st DCT

Post by Taigan Sloths! on Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:17 pm

Hey there!!

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Re: Hello World! for the November 21st DCT

Post by Taigan Sloths! on Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:07 am

I dont know if anyone else is going to come on so Im just gonna close this one

Admins and moderators there is a unlock button on the bottum of the page if you wanna write in this again Smile

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