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Greetings by Language - Click Quiz

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Last updated: April 16, 2024
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First submittedSeptember 20, 2022
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Bonjour, comment allez-vous ?
Hello, how are you doing?
Namaste, aap kaise hain?
Zdravstvuyte, kak dela?
Buongiorno, come stai ?
Guten Tag, wie geht es Ihnen?
Nǐ hǎo ma?
Marhaba. Kayfa haluka?
Goedendag, hoe gaat het met u?
Bom Dia como você está ?
Hujambo. Habari gani?
Selamat Pagi Apa khabar?
Bună ziua, ce mai faceţi?
Halló Hvernig hefurðu það?
Hola, ¿cómo está?
Kon'nichiwa. Genkidesu ka?
Chaírete. Pós eísai?
Annyonghaseyo. Jal jinaego issnayo?
Moikka. Mitä kuuluu?
Aloha. Pehea ʻoe?
Merhaba. Nasılsınız?
Helo sut wyt ti?
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11 Comments
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2022
In Spanish would be:

Hola, ¿cómo estás?

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Level 70
Sep 20, 2022
It depends on the level of proximity with the interlocutor. This difference does not exist in English, but I have chosen the polite "you" here which translates in Spanish as Usted. The verbs with "usted" are conjugated as third person.
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2022
If polite "you" is meant to say formal or unfamiliar "you", then the German should be "Hallo, wie geht es Ihnen?" I don't know Spanish conjugation, but that would be the equivalent of "comment allez-vous", as opposed to "comment vas-tu?" If you go with the familiar, you would also capitalize the pronoun - "wie geht es Dir?"

And to knit pick even more, "Guten Tag" would be a more accurate translation of bonjour and buongiorno (as opposed to salut & ciao).

Nice quiz idea and well designed.

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Level 70
Nov 10, 2022
Thank you for the comment. I really appreciate it because I don't know much about German and especially the difference between formal/familiar "you" in this language.

I have changed the sentence taking into account your advice. Btw, I also changed the Dutch and Russian sentences to more formal versions to be more consistent with the rest of the quiz.

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Level 70
Apr 16, 2024
The Greek sentence is also in the singular (informal) instead of the formal plural (formality works the same way as in French or Russian).
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Level 66
Nov 9, 2022
Can I now say I can speak 20 languages?
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Level 17
Jan 3, 2024
I got the English wrong, I'm that 1% lmao
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Level 74
Apr 16, 2024
Darn, I just learned to say "mambo" or "sasa" but I guess that's too informal
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2024
I managed to get all but one right - end up confusing Arabic and Turkish lol
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Level 70
Jun 2, 2024
They can be very confusing when transcribed into Latin text, especially when you consider that Turkish was written in a very similar alphabet to modern day Arabic until the 1920's. The best way to differentiate them is to remember that Turkish has several letters not found in English including 'ı',

'ğ', 'ö', 'ü', 'ç' and 'ş', while transcribed Arabic would only have English letters.

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Level 69
Jun 14, 2024
Good idea and fun to play. Will nominate.

Personally I would leave out either Turkish or Arabic, because for those that don't already no them for certain there is not really a way to distinguish them.

I always find it interesting how I can spot Finnish even if I don't know a single word. (most of the other had at least one recognisable word, or resembling one like buna ziua, never seen that but could "hear" buenos dias and knew Romanian was a romance language. Ofcourse I did not know a Swahili word, but with this list it could be the only match, cause it definitely felt African but if there would have been other African languages I would have been lost. Korean I had no idea, but at one point there are none left ;) )