Hello in 15 Languages!

Name the language in which hello is spoken in. No accent marks or characters.
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Saluton
Esperanto
Hola
Spanish
Bonjour
French
Guten tag
German
Ni hao
Chinese
Kon-nichiwa
Japanese
Ciao
Italian
Ola
Portuguese
Hint
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Geia sou
Greek
Shalom
Hebrew
Namaste
Hindi
Jambo
Swahili
Privet
Russian
Vitayu
Ukrainian
Ahalan
Arabic
41 Comments
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2012
Nice quiz.
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Level 34
May 7, 2012
I only knew swahili cause of youtube
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Level 56
Oct 1, 2015
Most people only know it through Mean Girls.
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Level 20
Jun 27, 2012
could "portugese" be acceptable for "portuguese"?
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Level 45
Jul 28, 2014
Could 'badd speling' be accepted for 'bad spelling'? No!
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Level 58
May 30, 2023
"Portugese" isn't even a common misspelling as far as I know.

If it was it'd probably be on JetPunk already.

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Level 11
May 27, 2013
Chinese isnt a language
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Level 65
Oct 11, 2013
Agreed! It's Mandarin...but Cantonese (Hong Kong) exists as well.
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Level 58
May 30, 2023
It isnt even that in Cantonese though
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Level 71
Feb 7, 2018
The word for hello is the same in Mandarin and Cantonese so simply saying Chinese makes sense
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Level 43
Aug 23, 2019
It's not the same though. It's written the same way in chinese characters, but when writing the sounds in the roman alphabet the differences are clear, Ni Hao vs Nei Hou.
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Level 15
May 28, 2013
Guten Tag isn't Hello, it's Good Day. In German it's "Hallo"
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Level 65
Oct 11, 2013
Hallo is the German way of saying 'hi', a bit like the French 'salut'.

In German and French (and others) the way of saying 'hello' is literally translated as 'good day'.

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Level 21
Jan 15, 2015
It is Guten Tag. Do research and learn something!
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2019
no he is right hello translate to hallo. But likethejsdevil says, guten tag is often used to greet someone. (though I feel it is more formal than saying hallo)
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Level 93
Jul 28, 2013
People told me that studying Esperanto was useless. This quiz… almost proves them wrong.
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Level 24
Jul 14, 2014
Only "Vitayu" was a problem for me.
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Level 21
Jan 15, 2015
Actually, Chinese is not legally a language as far as I know. But there are languages for China. There is Mandarin and Cantonese and maybe more, but according to my research, there is no language called Chinese, even though it is heard very often.
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Level 43
Aug 23, 2019
"Chinese" exists, but it's a written language. Mandarin, Yue (including Cantonese), Wu (including Shanghainese), Hakka, etc. are all spoken languages.
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Level 28
Feb 7, 2016
can you accept portugese too now please?
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2016
Could you use the yellow box? This is a little too easy if you start guessing, like me.
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Level 47
May 19, 2016
Same thing I did. Needs to be yellow box
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Level 62
Apr 24, 2016
Missed the Russian one, and I LIVE with three Russian housemates. Eesh.
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2016
actually hello in German is "hallo" and in Arabic it's "marhabaan.
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Level 39
Aug 23, 2016
"Hallo" means "hi", not "hello". It sure has the same roots, but it is not used the same way.
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2019
And since when is hello and hi not used in the same way in english. (ok hello is slightly more formal than hi, but everywhere you say hi you can say hello, but maybe you cant allways replace hello for hi, like when introducing yourself at a job interview, or something extremely formal)
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Level 21
Apr 28, 2022
Ahlan is hello in Arabic too. It's ahlan not ahalan though.
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2016
dzien dobry. salaam alayikoum. kumusta. annyong haseyo. salud. howdy. g'day mate. whassup?
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Level 24
Dec 31, 2016
Ciao Is goodbye not Hello
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Level 58
May 30, 2023
ciao is both
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Level 70
Feb 27, 2017
Hello in Arabic is Merhaaba, not Ahalan.
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Level 69
Jun 15, 2017
Namaste is a respective yoga term, not Hi for Hindi. Where you get that, the translator XD.
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Level 37
Apr 5, 2018
I am a Hindi speaker and can inform you that it does indeed mean hello.
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2019
I got esperanto, but I missed greek... as usual (sorry guys..) and also ukrainian (might ve tried as ukranian though..).

Could perhaps use a few more germanic (and slavic) languages. 4 asian, 4 romance, only 1 germanic, and 2 slavic.

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Level 52
May 26, 2020
qwfghwfnv cmxkqwhgwfdcv xbwnawjhdgxv bs my friends. That is how you say hello in wqstgdxhjewuyrdgbxhsugdbese
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Level 28
Aug 5, 2020
“Zdravo” Serbo-Croatian.
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2021
Just missed Esperanto
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Level 38
Aug 17, 2021
"Namaste" is used in Nepali too.
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Level 21
Apr 28, 2022
There are several words that mean hello or used for greeting in Arabic not just marhaban, but it's ahlan not ahalan.
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2022
is it that hard to get the proper alphabets for some languages? i get it might give some of them away, but it is still confusing
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Level 58
May 30, 2023
Why is Esperanto even here lol