How to say hello in 5 Asian languages

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First of all, let me start by saying that I’m not a native speaker of many languages. Sometimes I can understand the things about a person and sometimes my lips don’t recognize them when I’m talking to someone in English.

That’s why this is a special post on this topic. So, if you want to understand what a particular language says with these common greetings then I’ll share with you that we’ll need some helpful tips on how to do it in our life.

These are just some examples of how native speakers of different countries say “hello” at home or in public places. But as soon as you use them for business, there are more benefits and risks too. Many different languages have different ways to say hello and greet people. How to say hello in different language is mentioned below.


Shaking hands while the greeting is not compulsory in Japan. To say hello in Japan people bow a little and say “Konnichiwa” pronounced as “kone-nee-chee-wah”. Bowing is an internal part of the culture. If you ever visit Japan then you first have to learn how to bow in the right way it is not that difficult.

If someone bows before you and you don’t bow in return is considered rude. The word Konnichiwa is used for greeting in the morning and the afternoon. But for the evening Konbanwa is used to greet the guest.


Chinese word for greeting is quite interesting they say “ni hao” pronounced as “nee haow”. You have to stretch the words more. If you want to greet more properly then the people say “ni hao maa” which means “how are you” instead of “hello”. And for elders’ other words are used to show more respect such as “neen haow”. To greet Chinese people bowing is not common.


As we are all aware of how Indian people greet each other they say “namaste” pronounced as “Nah-mah-stay”. While saying these words to greet they also join both hands but a little lower on the chest. Namaste generally means “I bow to you”.

Hong Kong:

In Hong Kong, you will find English speaking widely. The way to greet people in Hong Kong is similar to China but a little bit different they use “Neih hou” pronounced as “ nay-ho”. But most commonly people greet each other by simply saying hello as most of the population in Hong Kong speaks the English language.


Korean is one of the most Favorita languages of mine. Greeting people in Korea does not base on the time of the day. They use the word “Anyong haseyo” pronounced as “ahn-yo-ha-say-yoh”.

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