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Learn How To Say ‘Hello’ In More Than 30 Languages

What Is The Best Way To Learn Different Languages?

How come some people can speak many languages fluently, while others aren’t able to absorb more than one? Here are the main points on which language learning skills differ.

  1. Intelligence. If you are very intelligent (I’m sure that all of my readers are), it will be easier for you to learn foreign languages. The more general knowledge you possess, the more creative you are and the better your memory is, the easier it will be for you to pick up other languages.
  2. Motivation. It’s not even worth talking about those who don’t want to learn other languages; they won’t make any progress regardless of how smart or linguistic gifted they are. If you are passionate about languages, if you are highly motivated to communicate with people who speak other languages, then all the techniques will work for you.
  3. Memory. People with a good memory usually have fewer problems learning new words and grammar rules. They may even remember them without having to make an effort! Unfortunately, I can’t say that this is my strong side.
  4. Intonation and accent. People with a good ear for accents and intonations usually have an easier time learning new languages, because they can better imitate the sounds of the new language.
  5. Practice. This one is pretty obvious – the more you practice, the better you’ll get. So, find a language partner or practice online with someone from a different country.
  6. Personality type. Believe it or not, some people are just better suited for learning languages than others. They are more open-minded and tolerant of different cultures and customs. These people are often called “language learners” by experts in the field of applied linguistics.

What Is The Fastest Way To Learn A Second Language?

A common belief is that birth in a country where your target language is spoken will give you the best opportunity to learn. But does it?

  • There are so many kids who were born and raised in US or UK, yet they can barely speak English despite years of education.
  • I know too many people who studied 4+ years at university and still can’t hold a conversation in their target language.

So, if it’s not geographical location or years of education, what is the fastest way to learn a second language?

There are a few methods that seem to work better than others:

  • Immersion: completely surround yourself with the language. This can be done by living in a country where your target language is spoken, or by using immersion software or apps.
  • Spaced Repetition: this involves learning new material, then forgetting it so you have to relearn it later. This helps you remember things better as your brain has time to process the information.
  • Shadowing: this involves listening to of native speakers and repeating what they say. This helps you pick up pronunciation and intonation, which can be very difficult for adult learners.
  • The Feynman Technique: basically, it is encouraging students to start with what they know (what they can do easily) and then move on to the next step (more difficult).

There are many methods of language learning but these seem to work better than others. So, how come some people don’t use them? Well…it’s not their fault. It’s our education system that prevents most people from trying out these, or any other new method that comes along!

Hello in different languages

How To Say ‘Hello’ In More Than 30 Languages

Hi is probably one of the best known words in all languages. If you’re traveling, it’s an easy word to learn, and you’ll be able to start conversations with people around the world! Here are some examples of how to say hi (or hello) in different languages:

  • Arabic
    Informal Greeting: Ahlan
    Formal Greeting: Asalaam alaikum
  • Bulgarian
    Informal Greeting: Zdrasti
    Formal Greeting: Zdraveĭte
  • Chinese
    Informal Greeting: Nǐ hǎo
    Formal Greeting: Nǐn hǎo
  • Dutch
    Informal Greeting: Hallo
    Formal Greeting: Goede dag
  • English
    Informal Greeting: Hey
    Formal Greeting: Hello
  • French
    Informal Greeting: Salut
    Formal Greeting: Bonjour
  • Gaelic
    Informal Greeting: Hug
    Formal Greeting: Dia dhuit
  • German
    Informal Greeting: Hallo
    Formal Greeting: Guten tag
  • Greek
    Informal Greeting: Yasou
    Formal Greeting: Kalimera
  • Hebrew
    Informal Greeting: Shalom
    Formal Greeting: Shalom aleichem
  • Hindi
    Informal Greeting: Hē
    Formal Greeting: Namastē
  • Icelandic
    Informal Greeting: Halló
    Formal Greeting: Góðan dag
  • Indonesian
    Informal Greeting: Salam!
    Formal Greeting: Selamat siang
  • Italian
    Informal Greeting: Ciao
    Formal Greeting: Salve
  • Japanese
    Informal Greeting: Yā, _Yō
    Formal Greeting: Konnichiwa
  • Khmer
    Informal Greeting: Suosdei
    Formal Greeting: Suostei
  • Korean
    Informal Greeting: Anyoung
    Formal Greeting: Anyoung haseyo
  • Polish
    Informal Greeting: Hej
    Formal Greeting: Cześć
  • Portuguese
    Informal Greeting: Oi
    Formal Greeting: Olá
  • Romanian
    Informal Greeting: Hei
    Formal Greeting: Bună ziua
  • Russian
    Informal Greeting: Privet
    Formal Greeting: Zdravstvuyte
  • Spanish
    Informal Greeting: ¿Qué tal?
    Formal Greeting: Hola
  • Swahili
    Informal Greeting: Hujambo
    Formal Greeting: Habari
  • Swedish
    Informal Greeting: Hej
    Formal Greeting: God dag
  • Tahitian
    Informal Greeting: Ia ora na
    Formal Greeting: Ia ora na
  • Turkish
    Informal Greeting: Selam
    Formal Greeting: Merhaba
  • Vietnamese
    Informal Greeting: Chào
    Formal Greeting: Xin chào
  • Welsh
    Informal Greeting: Helo
    Formal Greeting: Shwmae
  • Zulu
    Informal Greeting: Sawubona
    Informal Greeting: Ngiyakwemukela


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