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This page contains greetings in the languages listed below, which begin with the letter J.  There are 34 languages on this page.

 

   

 

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Jabutí [jbt] (Brazil: Rondônia.) 
  Türü medjü morning greeting
  Adje a medjü? how are you?
  Medjü re reply to Adje a medjü
     
Jah Hut [jah] (Malaysia.)
  Selamat natre morning greeting
  GeɁ pat Ɂimãh nin dɛh? where are you going?
     
Jahanka [jad] (Guinea. Mali. Guinea-Bissau.)
Salaamaleekum general greeting
  Maleekumsalaam reply to Salaamaleekum
  Kortana te? how are you?
  Tana te reply to Kortana te
  Tana sinte reply to Kortana te
  Dookuwo be dii? how are you? spoken to a person who is working
  Nnaka be noola reply to Dookuwo be dii
  I sahoma morning greeting
  Heera siita? how are you? in the morning
  Heera doroŋ reply to Heera siita
  Kori tanamaŋ sii? how are you? in the morning
  Tana maŋ sii reply to Kori tanamaŋ sii
  Heera tiliŋta afternoon greeting
  Aniŋ tiliŋ afternoon greeting
  Kori tanmaŋ tili? how are you? in the afternoon
  Tana maŋ tili reply to Kori tanmaŋ tili
  I nura evening greeting
  Aniŋ wura afternoon greeting
  Aniŋ sumo nighhttime greeting
     
Jakalteko [jac] (Guatemala: Huehuetenango Department.)
  Hanik' general greeting
  Amamin general greeting spoken to a man
  He tz'ul reply to Amamin
  Amiyay general greeting spoken to a woman
  Maamin general greeting spoken by a young person to a man
  Miiyay general greeting spoken by a young person  to a woman
  Humna general greeting spoken to a man
  Humni general greeting spoken to a woman
  C'ul mama' general greeting spoken to a man in the Eastern dialect
  C'ul miay general greeting spoken to a woman in the Eastern dialect
  Hanik' ha wey? how are you?
  Ayexmi? general greeting spoken by a visitor at a house; "is anyone home?"
 

Ho’ ayin, okanh

welcome greeting, reply to Ayexmi
     
Jamaican Creole [jam] (Jamaica.)
  Whaapm? how are you?, "what's happening?"
  Wha a gwaan? how are you?, "what's going on?"
  Nuttin nah gwaan reply to Whaa gwaan
  Yu gud? how are you?
  Evriting aarait? how are you?
  Mi de ya reply to Yu gud and Evriting aarait
  Ah yuh dat greeting used when you haven't seen a person for a while
  Maanin morning greeting
  Gud maanin morning greeting
  Evnin evening greeting
  Gud evnin evening greeting
     
Jamamadí [jaa] (Brazil: Amazonas.)
  Ifa amati? greeting spoken to a visitor, literally, "is it you?"
  Ee, ifa amaoke reply to Ifa amati, "yes, it's me"
  Ifa amaoke reply to Ifa amati, "it's me"
  Okehara oke greeting spoken by a person who is arriving
  Tikiniki reply to Okehara oke
  Komofai general greeting (from Portuguese)
  Tikijomahi welcome greeting, "come in"
     
Jandai [jan] (Australia: Stradbroke Island in Victoria State.)
  Maroomba biggee general greeting
     
Japanese [jpn] (Japan.)
  こんにちは。 konnichi wa: general greeting in standard Japanese (標準語)
  おはよう。 ohayo: morning greeting in standard Japanese (標準語)
  おはようございます ohayo gozaimasu: morning greeting in standard Japanese (標準語)
  こんばんは。 konban wa: evening greeting in standard Japanese (標準語)
  元気ですか? genki desu ka: how are you? in standard Japanese (標準語)
  お元気ですか? o genki desu ka: how are you? in standard Japanese (標準語)
  はい、 げんき です。 hai, genki desu: reply to 元気ですか and お元気ですか in standard Japanese (標準語)
  だいじょうぶ です か? daijobu desu ka: how are you? in standard Japanese (標準語)
  はい、だいじょうぶ です。 hai, daijobu desu: reply to だいじょうぶ です か in standard Japanese (標準語)
  ようこそ yokoso: welcome greeting in standard Japanese (標準語)
  こにちは konichiwa: informal greeting
  こんちわ。 konchiwa: informal greeting
  へば heba: general greeting used in Akita Ben (秋田) [jpn-aki]
  まめだが? mame da ga: how are you? in Akita Ben (秋田) [jpn-aki]
  まめだ。 mame da: reply to まめだが in Akita Ben (秋田) [jpn-aki]
  あら ara: general greeting in the Aomori dialect (青森) [jpn-tsg]
  おはようごし ohayoo goshi: morning greeting in the Aomori dialect (青森) [jpn-tsg]
  はええなあ waa ee na: general greeting used in Fukushima (福島) [jpn-fuk]
  はやいない hayai nai: morning greeting used in Fukushima (福島) [jpn-fuk]
  がまんしょかー gaman shokaa: general greeting used in Hachijō Hōgen (八丈方言) [jpn-hac]
  がまんしょじゃ~ gaman shojaa: general greeting used in Hachijō Hōgen (八丈方言) [jpn-hac]
  がまんしやろか~ gaman shiyarokaa: general greeting used in Hachijō Hōgen (八丈方言) [jpn-hac]
  じゃ。 ziya: general greeting used in Hanamaki Ben (花巻) [jpn-iwa]
 

じゃじゃ。

ziya ziya: general greeting used in Hanamaki Ben (花巻) [jpn-iwa]
  おはよござんす。 ohaya gozansu: morning greeting used in Hanamaki Ben (花巻) [jpn-iwa]
 

お晩でがんす。

oban gozansu: evening greeting used in Hanamaki Ben (花巻) [jpn-iwa]
  でぇしょったんね。 deshotanne: general greeting used in Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県) [jpn-kin]
 

でぇしょったんね いよいよ

deshotanne iyo iyo: greeting used in Hyogo after a long absence (兵庫県) [jpn-kin]
  でぇしょんかっさん。 deshonkassan: general greeting used in Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県)
  おはようがんす。 ohayoogansu: morning greeting in Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) [jpn-iwa]
  おばんでがんす。 obandegansu: evening greeting in Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) [jpn-iwa]
  晩じまして。 banji mashite: evening greeting before & after sunset in Izumo Ben (出雲) [jpn-izu]
  なんがでっきょんな? nanga dekki yonna: greeting used in Kagawa Prefecture (香川弁) [jpn-kaw]
  なんちゃでっきょらへんがな。 nanti ya dekki yorahengana: reply to なんがでっきょんな  in Kagawa [jpn-kaw]
  でっきょるでー。 dekki yorude: reply to なんがでっきょんな in Kagawa Prefecture (香川弁) [jpn-kaw]
  こんちゃらごわす koncharagowasu: general greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  こんちゃらごあす。 koncharagoasu: general greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  こんちゃらござす。 koncharagozasu: general greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  こんちゃらごわした。 koncharagowashita: general greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  こんちゃらごあした。 koncharagoashita: general greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  こんちゃらござした 。 koncharagozashita: general greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  はよさめやいもした。 hayosemeyaimoshita: morning greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  よかばんな。 yokabanna: evening greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  ゆくさ。 yukusa: welcome greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  いくさ。 ikusa: welcome greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  ゆっさ。 yukutsa: welcome greeting in the Kagoshima (鹿児島) dialect [jpn-sat]
  毎度。 maido: general greeting in Kansai Ben (関西弁) [jpn-kin]
  毎度おおきに。 maido ookini: general greeting in Kansai Ben (関西弁) [jpn-kin]
  おは oha: morning greeting used in Kuma Ben (熊本弁) [jpn-kum]
  おはようござるます ohayogozarumasu: morning greeting used in Kuma Ben (熊本弁) [jpn-kum]
  おいでやす。 oideyasu: welcome greeting used in Kyoto (京都弁) [jpn-kyo]
  こんちは。 konchiwaa: general greeting used in the Miyagi (宮城県) dialect [jpn-sei]
  はえのう wa e no: general greeting used in Miyazaki (宮崎)  [jpn-miy]
  ちわ~。 chiwaa: informal greeting greeting used in Miyazaki (宮崎) [jpn-miy]
  やっとかめ。 yattokame: general greeting used in Nagoya (名古屋弁) [jpn-nay]
  やっとかめだなも。 yattokame da namo: greeting used in Nagoya after a long absence (名古屋弁) [jpn-nay]
  なじらね。 najirane: general greeting used in Niigata (新潟) [jpn-nii]
  だんだんどうも。 dandan domo: general greeting used in Niigata (新潟) [jpn-nii]
  ちわ~。 chiwaa: informal greeting in Osaka (大阪弁) [jpn-kos]
  もうかりまっか。 moukarimakka: how are you? in Osaka, literally "how's business" (大阪弁) [jpn-kos]
  おはよ〜うさん owaya usan: morning greeting in Osaka (大阪弁) [jpn-kos]
  ぼちぼちでんなぁ。 bochi bochi denna: reply to もうかりまっか in Osaka (大阪弁) [jpn-kos]
  いあんばいです。 i anbaidesu: general greeting in the Shizuoka dialect (静岡)  [jpn-shz]
  めっかりもーさん mekkari moosan: greeting used in the Tanegashima (種子島) dialect
 

おはよ さま

ohaya sama: morning greeting used in Tohoku Ben (東北弁) [jpn-toh]
  こんにぢわ。 konnijiwa: general greeting used in the Yamagata (山形県) dialect
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Jaqaru [jqr] (Peru: Yauyos.)
  Amruchatxi? how are you?
  Amuruchatxi? how are you?
  Sha amuruchatxi? how are you? spoken by a man to a man
  Pa amuruchatxi? how are you? spoken by a man to a woman
  Ña amuruchatxi? how are you? spoken by a woman to a woman
  Tu amuruchatxi? how are you? spoken by a woman to a man
  Amruchawa reply to Amuruchatxi and Amruchatxi
  Amuruchawa reply to Amuruchatxi and Amruchatxi
  Qamshachawtasa? how are you?
     
Jarai [jra] (Vietnam: Gai Lai, Binh Dinh, Kom Tum, and Dac Lac.)
  Kơkuh general greeting
  Kơkuh kơ ih general greeting spoken to one person
  Kơkuh kơ abih bang general greeting spoken to a group
  Kơkuh mơguah morning greeting
  Kơkuh hrơi dơng midday greeting
  Kơkuh klăm evening greeting
  Kơkuh hrơi klăm evening greeting
  Kơkuh rom nighttime greeting
  Ih hiam drơi jan mơ̆n hă? how are you?
  Ih hiam drơi jan ih mơh? how are you?
  Hiam drơi jan mơn? how are you?
  Hiam drơi jan ih mơh? how are you?
  Kâo hiam drơi jan mơ̆n reply to Ih hiam drơi jan ih mơh and Hiam drơi jan ih mơh
  Kâo hiam mơ̆n reply to Ih hiam drơi jan ih mơh and Hiam drơi jan ih mơh
  Hiam drơi jan kâo mơn reply to Ih hiam drơi jan ih mơh and Hiam drơi jan ih mơh
  Hiam mơn reply to Ih hiam drơi jan ih mơh and Hiam drơi jan ih mơh
     
Jarawa [anq] (India: Andaman Islands.)
  Li dimo? how are you?
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Javanese [jav] (Indonesia: Java.)
  Sugeng siang general greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Sugeng enjang morning greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Sugeng enjing morning greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Sugeng ndalu afternoon greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Sugeng sonten evening greeting in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Kados pundi kabaripun? how are you? spoken to a person of higher status in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Sae kemawon, matur nuwun reply to Kados pundi kabaripun in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Kados pundi wartosipun? how are you? spoken to a person of higher status in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Sae kemawon reply to Kados pundi wartosipun in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Pripun kabaripun how are you? spoken in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Kulo sae-sae kemawon reply to Pripun kabaripun in Krama Inggil (formal speech)
  Slamet general greeting in Krama Madya (semi-formal) and Ngoko (informal speech)
  Dos pundi kabare? how are you? spoken to a person of lower status in Krama Madya (semi-formal speech)
  Sae mawon reply to Dos pundi kabare in Krama Madya (semi-formal speech)
  He informal greeting in Ngoko (informal speech)
  Piye kabare? how are you? spoken to a friend in Ngoko (informal speech)
  Apik-apik wae reply to Piye kabare in Ngoko (informal speech)
  Apik reply to Piye kabare in Ngoko (informal speech)
  Kepriben kabare? how are you? informal spoken in the Tegal dialect [jav-teg]
  Priben kabare? how are you? informal spoken in the Cirebon dialect [jav-cir]
  Yok opo kabare rek? how are you? spoken in the Surabaya dialect [jav-sur]
  Yo'opo kabare rek? how are you? spoken in the Surabaya dialect [jav-sur]
  He yo'opo kabare rek? how are you? spoken in the Surabaya dialect [jav-sur]
  Yok opo kabare awakmu rek? how are you? spoken in the Malang dialect [jav-mal]
  Sugeng rawuh welcome greeting
     
Javanese, Caribbean [jvn] (Suriname. French Guiana.)
  Slamet general greeting
  Slamet awan general daytime greeting
  Slamet esuk morning greeting
  Slamet sore evening greeting
  Slamet bengi nighttime greeting
  Slamet wengi nighttime greeting
  Assalamualaikum general greeting used by Muslims
  Piye kabare? how are you?
     
Jawe [jaz] (New Caledonia: Hienghène.) 
  Bosu general greeting
  Jo hen pe? where are you going?
     
Jebero [jeb] (Peru.)
  Mulli general greeting
  Mudasu'la morning greeting
  Musu' ukllinantulekwa' morning greeting
  ¿Muwichi'lan? morning greeting, "did you sleep well?"
  Musu' tamutuknantulekwa' midday greeting
  Muerwa afternoon greeting
  Musu' er'watulekwa' afternoon greeting
  Mula'su' er'watulekwa' afternoon greeting
  Musu' kasiser'chulekwa evening greeting
  ¿Ñapalama'? greeting spoken at a house, "are you there?"
  Ñapallidek reply to Ñapalama', "we are here"
  ¿Ma'pu'si? how are you?
  ¿Ma'pu'su? how are you?
  ¿Ma'pu'su ñapala? how are you?
  ¿Enñupa' pa'apilala? where are you going?
  Muwencha'la welcome greeting spoken to one person
  Muwencha'lama' welcome greeting spoken to a group
  Lli'ker'ú welcome greeting, "come visit me"
     
Jeh [jeh] (Vietnam. Laos.)
  Au chiu yok mi general greeting
  Mi du gap hmeo bu way? how are you?
  Au hmeo bu way reply to Mi du gap hmeo bu way
     
Jemez [tow] (United States of America: New Mexico.)
  Eshtrura general greeting to a person who is sitting
  Ayempah? general greeting
     
Jere [jer] (Nigeria.)
  Kukwang general greeting in the ɛKɔkɔŋ dialect of ɛBoze [jer-buj]
  Shammoh reply to Kukwang in the ɛKɔkɔŋ dialect of ɛBoze  [jer-buj]
  Nasana morning greeting in the ɛKɔkɔŋ dialect of ɛBoze  [jer-buj]
  Kukang general greeting in the ɛGoroŋ dialect of ɛBoze  [jer-buj]
  Shammo reply to Kukang in the ɛGoroŋ dialect of ɛBoze  [jer-buj]
  Kukan general greeting in the ɛFiru dialect of ɛBoze  [jer-buj]
  Shanmo reply to Kukan in the ɛFiru dialect of ɛBoze  [jer-buj]
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Jerung [jee] (Nepal: Janakpur and Sagarmatha Zones.)
  Namaskar general greeting
     
Jiarong [jya] (China: north central Sichuan.)
 

扎西德勒

zhaxi dele: general greeting
     
Jiiddu [jii] (Somalia: Shabeelle and Jubba.)
  Ma dhiifto? how are you?
  Dhiifnaho reply to Ma dhiifto
     
Jibu [jib] (Nigeria: Taraba State.)
  Ìsoko general greeting
  Soko general greeting
  Bib kyàr morning greeting
     
Jingpho [kac] (China: West Yunnan. Myanmar: Kachin State.)
  Kaisi pyaw ai manap morning greeting
  Ngwi pyaw ai shani afternoon greeting
  Ngwi pyaw ai shana evening greeting
  Ngwi pyaw ai shana nsin nighttime greeting
  Gara hku law? how are you?
  Kaja nga, ngai reply to Gara hku law
  Kaja nga ai i? how are you?
  Hkam kaja ai i? how are you?
  Kaja ai i? how are you?
  Kaja ai reply to Kaja nga ai i and Kaja ai i
     
Jinuo [jiu] (China: Yunnan.)
  脑墨 naomo: general greeting
     
Jita [jit] (Tanzania: Lake Victoria.)
  Waongela morning greeting
  Naongela reply to Waongela
  Lyagwa evening greeting
     
Jola-Felupe [eja] (Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.)
  Kasumay general greeting
  Kasumay keb reply to Kasumay
  Kati sindey? how are you?, "how is your house?"
  Kokubo reply to Kati sindey
     
Jola-Fonyi [dyo] (Senegal.)
  Safi general greeting to one person
  Saful general greeting to a group of people
  Kasumay general greeting
  Kasumay kep reply to Kasumay
  Kat sinday? how are you?, "how is your house?"
  Kuokubo reply to Kat sinday
     
Jola-Kasa [csk] (Senegal. Gambia.)
  Safi general greeting to one person
  Saful general greeting to a group of people
  Masumai reply to Safi
  Kasumay general greeting and reply to Masumay
  Kasumay kép reply to Kasumay
  Kasumay baré reply to Kasumay
  Kati sinde? how are you?, "how is your house?"
  Kokobo reply to Kati sinde
  Kata bolul? how are you?, "how is your house?"
  Kombo tubo reply to Kata bolul
  Bu nu kane? how are you?
  Nje ome reply to Bu nu kane
     
Judeo-Italian [itk] (Italy.)
  Scialom general greeting
  Bon di daytime greeting
  Bonasera afternoon and evening greeting
  Baruch abba welcome greeting
  Benvenuto welcome greeting spoken to a man
  Benvenuta welcome greeting spoken to a woman
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Judeo-Tat [jdt] (Russia and Israel.)
  Рузэ хэир бу ruze heir bu: general greeting
  Шолум sholum: general greeting
  Сэбэхъэ хэир бу sebehe heir bu: morning greeting
  Шэвэ хэир бу sheve heir bu: evening greeting
  Чуь хабэри? chu haberi: how are you?
  Согъбоши, хуби sogboshi hubi: reply to Чуь хабэри
  Чуьтами туь? chutami tu: how are you?
  Хош омори hosh omori: welcome greeting
  Хош оморит hosh omorit: welcome greeting
  Согъбоши sogboshi: reply to Хошомори and Хош оморит
     
Ju|'hoan [ktz] (Namibia: northeastern region.)
  ≠Xáí o general greeting
  ≠Xáí general greeting
  Tuwa morning greeting
  A re o ≠xai? morning greeting, "are you awake?"
  G||àán afternoon greeting
  A baah ≠xai? how are you?
  A re ko hatcé? how are you?
  !Ka tseya? how are you? spoken to a man
  !Ka tsiya? how are you? spoken to a woman
     
Jukum Takum [jbu] (Cameroon and Nigeria.)
  Sannú general greeting in the Takum dialect [jbu-tak]
  Mgbá gye morning greeting in the Takum dialect [jbu-tak]
  Mgbá gyebú ten morning greeting in the Takum dialect [jbu-tak]
  Sannubú ten morning greeting in the Takum dialect [jbu-tak]
  Sá ni ba diri?  how are you? in the Takum dialect [jbu-tak]
  Sá shin ba di?  how are you? in the Takum dialect [jbu-tak]
  Toóbáa reply to Sá ni ba diri and Sá shin ba di
     
Jula [dyu] (Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire.)
  I dansi general greeting used in Burkina Faso
  Am baa reply to I dansi used by men
  Am séé reply to I dansi used by women
  Dansi general greeting used in Côte d'Ivoire
  I ni sogoma morning greeting used in Côte d'Ivoire
  I ni tilé noontime and afternoon greeting used in Côte d'Ivoire
  I ni wula evening greeting used in Côte d'Ivoire
  N'ba reply to Dansi, I ni sogoma, I ni tilé, I ni wula and I ni baara used by men
  N'sé reply to Dansi, I ni sogoma, I ni tilé, I ni wula and I ni baara used by women
  Hèrè sirawa? how are you?
  Hèrè dron reply to Hèrè sirawa
  Koko greeting used when entering a house
     
Jutish [jut] (Denmark: Jutland. Germany: Schleswig-Holstein.)
  Daw-daw informal greeting
  Moin informal greeting
  Hvordan gaat det? how are you?
     
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