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Please click here or click on a link above to visit the updated list
which includes greetings in more than 3000 languages.

 

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"Good evening" in more than 230 languages

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Abaza (Russia)                               Khvlapyn bzi
Abkhaz (Georgia)                             Khulybzia
Abkhaz (Georgia)                             Khulybziakua
Achi (Guatemala) [spoken to a man]           La'ab' tat
Achi (Guatemala) [spoken to a woman]         La'ab' nan
Achi (Guatemala) [Rabinal dialect]           Utzilaj ke'kq'iij
Acholi (Uganda and Sudan)                    Iri?
Acholi (Uganda and Sudan) [reply to Iri]     Ari
Acholi (Uganda and Sudan)                    Iriyo?
Acholi (Uganda and Sudan) [reply to Iriyo]   Ariyo
Adyghe (Middle East)                         Wipchiha shoo
Adyghe (Middle East)                         Chashra-hat-gublugo
Afrikaans (Southern Africa)                  Goeienaand
Aguaruna (Peru)                              Pegkeg agkuawai
Aguaruna (Peru)                              Pegkeg agkuantai
Aklanon (Philippines)                        Mayad nga gabi-i
Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia)               Mirmbrma
Amharic (Ethiopia, Israel, Egypt)            Dehna yideru
Anglo-Saxon (England)                        God fen
Apinag (Brazil)                             Arni
Arabic (North Africa, Middle East)           Masaa al-khair
Arabic (Egypt)                               Misaa' el kher
Arabic (Egypt) [answer]                      Misaa' el nur
Arabic (Egypt)                               Messa el rir
Arabic (Morocco)                             Mselkhir
Aragonese (Aragon Spain)                     Buena nuei
Aragonese (Aragon Spain) [in spoken lang.]   Gena nuei
Armenian [Western] (Armenia)                 Pari yerego
Armenian [Western] (Armenia)                 Pari irigun
Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia)                 Bari yereko
Aromunian (Greece, Balkans)                  Bun seara
Asante (Ghana) [to one person]               Maadw
Asante (Ghana) [to several people]           Mem mo adw
Asturian (Spain)                             Bona nuechi
Ateso (Uganda)                               Akwar najokan
[Aukan, see Ndjuka]
Aymara (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)                Winas tartis
Aymara (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)                Winas tris
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran)               Axsaminiz xeyir
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran) [informal]    Axsamiz xeyir

Bambara (Mali)                               I ni wonla
Bambara (Mali)                               I ni wula
Bashkir (Russia)                             Kheyerle kis
Basque (Spain, France)                       Arratsalde on
Belorussian (Belarus)                        Dobry viechar
Bemba (Zambia)                               Cungulopo mukwai
Bengali (Bangladesh)                         Shuvo shandhya
Bilen (Bogos Ethiopia)                       Aja kunduKw'ma?
Bilen (Bogos Ethiopia) [answer]              MerHaba aja kunduKw'ma
Breton (Brittany France)                     Noz vat
Breton (Brittany France)                     Nozvezh vat
Brigidian (western Ireland)                  Evnez mahaha
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)                         Dobar vecher

Cantonese (China)                            Maan ngon
Cassubian (Northweast Poland)                Dobri wieczr
Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France)             Bona tarda
Catalan (Balearic islands)                   Bon vespre
Chamorro (Guam, Mariana Island)              Pupuengin maolek
Chatino (Tataltepec Mexico)                  Cua nque' sii
Chechen (Northern Caucasus Russia)           Srea dika yoila
Chechen (Northern Caucasus Russia)           Syyr dik joil
Chichewa (Malawi) [evening]                  Mwaswela bwanji
Chinyanja (Southern Africa)                  Mwaswela bwanji
Chishona (Southern Africa) [by women]        Manheru shwe
Chishona (Southern Africa) [by men]          Manheru chirombwe
Chishona (Southern Africa) [to women]        Manheru mi
Chishona (Southern Africa) [to men]          Manheru bab
Chishona (Southern Africa) [1]               Manheru
Chishona (Southern Africa) [2: answer to #1] Manheru maswera sei?
Chishona (Southern Africa) [3: answer to #2] Ndaswera maswerawo
Chishona (Southern Africa) [4: answer to #3] Ndaswera 
Chuuk (Chuuk Island Micronesia)              Neepwong nnim
Chuuk (Chuuk Island Micronesia)              Neepwoong nnim
Chuuk (Mortlock Island Micronesia)           Leepwong llim
Chuvash (Russia)                             Yra kach
Comoran (Comoros)                            Bariza massihou
Comoran (Comoros)                            Habhari za jio
Cornish (Great Britain)                      Gorthugher da
Cornish (Great Britain) [modern]             Ternestatha
Corsican (France)                            Bona sera
Crioulo (Guinea-Bissau)                      Boma note
Croatian (eastern Croatia, Bosnia)           Dobro veche
Croatian (western Croatia)                   Dobra vecher
Croatian (Croatia, Bosnia)                   Dobar vecher
Czech (Czech Republic)                       Dobry vecher

Dagaare (Ghana, Burkina Faso)                Fo zimaane
Dagaare (Ghana, Burkina Faso)                Ye zimaane
Dagaare (Ghana, Burkina Faso)                Zie maangee 
Danish (Denmark, Greenland)                  God aften
Dhivehi (Maldives)                           Baajja veri haveereh
Dusun (Sabah Malaysia)                       Kopisanangan do sosodopon
Dutch (Netherlands)                          Goedenavond
Dutch (Netherlands) [spoken language]        Goeienavond
Dyula (B. Faso, C. d'Ivoire, Mail)           I ni wula

Edo (Nigeria)                                b't
English (America, Australia, UK)             Good evening
English [Middle English]                     Gode fen
Esperanto (international use)                Bonan vesperon
Estonian (Estonia) [as a greeting]           Tere htust
Estonian (Estonia) [to say goodbye]          Head htut
Eton (Cameroon) [early evening]              Mbe mbe n'gor
Eton (Cameroon) [early evening, response]    N'gor mbang
Eton (Cameroon) [late evening]               Mbe mbe alou
Eton (Cameroon) [late evening, response]     Alumbang

Faroese (Faroe Islands)                      Gott kvld
Farsi (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan)          Shab beh'khayr
Fijian (Fiji)                                Ni sa bogi
Finnish (Finland)                            Hyv iltaa
Fon (Benin, Togo)                            Kudo gbada
Fore (Papua New Guinea)                      sekan
Fore (Papua New Guinea)                      sekwan
French (Europe, Africa, Can.) [after sunset] Bonsoir
French (Europe, Africa, Can.) [after sunset] Bonne soire
Frisian (Netherlands, Germany)               Goejn
Frisian (Schleswig-Holstein)                 God iinj
Friulian (northern Italy)                    Buinesre

Gagauz (southern Moldova)                    Avsham khair olsun
Galician (Spain)                             Boas noites
Georgian (Georgia) [afternoon]               Saghamo mshvidobisa
German (Central Europe)                      Guten Abend
German (Bavarian Alps) [spoken]              Guatn Abend
German (Bern Switzerland) [spoken]           Gu-eten Abe
German (Zurich Switzerland)                  Gu-ten Aabig
German (Zurich Switzerland)                  Gu-et Naabig
German (Zurich Switzerland) [old]            Aabig
Greek (Greece, Cyprus)                       Kalinishta
Griko (Salento Italy)                        Kalo' bra'i
Guarani (Paraguay)                           Mba'ichapa ndepyhare
Guarani (Paraguay) [answer]                  Chepyhare por, ha nde
Gujarati (India)                             Shubh saandhya

Hassaniya (Mauritania)                       Masa elher
Hausa (West Africa)                          Bark d ymma
Hausa (West Africa) [reply]                  Bark kdai
Hawaiian (Hawaii) [rarely used]              Aloha ahiahi
Hebrew (Israel)                              Erev tov
Hmong (Laos, Thailand) [rarely used]         Nyob zoo thaum yav tsaus ntuj
Hungarian (Hungary)                          J estt

Icelandic (Iceland)                          Gott kvld
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Ezigbo mgbede
Igbo (Nigeria)                               Kachifo  
Ilokano (Philippines) [formal]               Naimbag a rabiiyo
Ilokano (Philippines) [informal]             Naimbag a rabiimo
Ilokano (Philippines)                        Naimbag nga rabii
Ilonggo (Philippines)                        Maayong gabi-i
Ilonggo (Philippines)                        Maayong sab
Indonesian (Indonesia, Surinam)              Selamat malam
Ingush (Russia)                              Sejra dika xajla hwa
Ingush (Russia) [answer to above]            Hwa 'a xajla sejra dika
Ingush (Russia) [answer elder > young man]   Duqa vaaxalva hwo
Ingush (Russia) [answer elder > young men]   Duqa daaxalda sho
Ingush (Russia) [answer elder > young woman] Duqa jaaxiila hwo
Ingush (Russia) [answer elder > midage]      Maarsha-ca vaaxalva hwo
Ingush (Russia) [answer elder > midage pl]   Maarsha-ca daaxalda sho 
Interlingua (constructed)                    Bon vespere
Irish Gaelic (Ireland)                       Trthnna
Italian (Cent. Europe, E Africa)             Buona sera
Itbayaten (Batanes Philippines)              Kapian ka pa nu Dios ascha'xep
Ivasayen (Batanes Philippines)               Capian ka pa nu Dios si chana'jep

Japanese (Japan)                             Konban wa
Japanese [Izumo] (Japan)                     Banji mashite
Japanese [Tohoku] (Yonezawa Japan)           Oban desu
Javanese (Java Indonesia)                    Sugeng sore

Kadazan (Sabah Malaysia)                     Kopivosian donsodop
Kalaallisut (Greenland)                      Inuugujaq
Kangbe (West Africa)                         E nea sooh
Kapampangan (Philippines)                    Mayap a bengi
Kapampangan (Philippines) [formal]           Mayap a bengi pu
Karaim (Lithuania, Ukraine)                  Kiech jachshy
Kazakh (Kazakstan, C. Asia, China)           Khayrly kesh
Khakas (Russia)                              Chalaxai eer
Kiga (Africa)                                Osiibire gye
Kikongo (Cuba) [afternoon and early evening] Malembe nyale
Kikongo (Cuba) [late evening and night]      Kabungo yay
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)                         Mwiriwe
Kirundi (Burundi)                            Miriwe
Kisanga (South Congo-Kinshasa)               Kyunguloi
Kisanga (South Congo-Kinshasa) [response]    Eyo mwane
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa)                 Habari za jioni
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [answer]        Nzuri
Klallam (Washington USA)                     ?y' tngen
Komi-Permyak (Russia)                        Bur ryt
Komi-Zyrian (Russia)                         Bur ryt
Konkani (Goa India)                          Dev bori ratt dium
Konkani (Goa India)                          Dev bori rat diunk
Koromfe (Burkina Faso)                       A baane hori
Kosraean (Micronesia)                        Eke wo
Kosraean (Micronesia)                        Ekwe wo
Krioulu (Cape Verde)                         Bo tardi
Kurdi (Iraq, Iran)                           Evarbash
Kwanyama (Angola, Namibia)                   Wa tokelwa pot
Kwanyama (Angola, Namibia)                   Mwa tokelwa pot
Kwanyama (Angola, Namibia) [leaving]         Ka tokelweni nawa
Kwanyama (Angola, Namibia) [leaving]         Tu tokelweni nawa 
Kwyl (Haiti)                               Bonswa
Kwyl (Haiti)                               Bon nuit
Kwyl (Haiti)                               Bn nouyit

Ladin (Trentino-Alto Adige Italy)            Bona sira
Lakhota (United States, Canada)              Hta yetu waste
Latvian (Latvia)                             Labvakar
Lenape (Delaware United States)              Kulakween
Lingala (Africa)                             Mbote
Lithuanian (Lithuania)                       Labas vakaras
Lithuanian (Lithuania)                       Laba vakara
Livonian (Latvia)                            Jva dg
Livonian (Latvia) [older]                    Jvv dgt
Low Saxon (Eastern Friesland)                Gode Avend
Low Saxon (Eastern Friesland)                Goden Avend
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Avend
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Goden Avend
Low Saxon [Northern] (Germany)               Gouden avend
Low Saxon [Westphalian] (Germany)            Gueden Abend
Luganda (South Uganda)                       Osiibye otya nno
Luganda (South Uganda) [answer]              Bulungi
Lunyoro (Uganda)                             Osibire ota
Luo (Kenya, Tanzania)                        Oimore
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg)                   Gudden Owend

Macedonian (Macedonia)                       Dobra vecher
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei)                     Selamat malam
Malink (Senegal, Mali)                      Ni wula
Maltese (Malta)                              Il-lejla
Maltese (Malta)                              Bonswa
Maltese (Malta)                              Bona sira
Mandarin (China)                             Wan shang hao
Mandinka (West Africa)                       Iworara
Manx (Britain) [early evening]               Fastyr mie
Manx (Britain) [late evening and night]      Oie vie
Maori (Cook Islands)                         Kia orana 'i teia a'ia'i
Mari [Hill Mari] (Russia)                    Pury vady
Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia)                  Poro ks
Marshallese (Marshal Islands)                Yokwe in jota
Mawe (Brazil)                                Awe aiko
Milanese [Lombard] (Milan Italy)             Reverissi
Minangkabau (West Sumatra Indonesia)         Salamaik malam
Mixe (Oaxaca Mexico)                         Mogutzou
Mixtec (Sta. Catarina Estetla Mexico)        Araso
Mongasque (Monaco)                          Bona sera
Mongolian (Mongolia, N China)                Odoin mend
Mor (Burkina Faso)                         Nezabri
Mor (Burkina Faso)                         Zaabre ibaare? 
Mor (Burkina Faso)                         Zaabre yaa laafi?
Mor (Burkina Faso)                         Zaabre kiema?
Mor (Burkina Faso) [answer]                Laafi
Mor (Burkina Faso) [answer]                Laafibeme
Mor (Burkina Faso) [answer]                Laafibala
Mordvin (Russia)                             Paro chokshne
Motu (Papua New Guinea)                      Hanuaboi namona

Nhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador)                Cualli yohualli
Nhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador)                Cualli yohualtin
Nhuatl (Mexico, El Salvador) [after dark]   Cualli tlayohuan
Nhuatl (Tepoztlan Mexico)                   Cualli moyohualli
Nhuatl (Tepoztlan Mexico) [after dark]      Cualli motlayohuan
Nhuatl [classical] [Aztec Empire]           Ma cualli yohualli
Ndebele (Zimbabwe)                           Lilale
Ndebele (Zimbabwe)                           Litshone njani
Ndjuka (Suriname)                            A tapu wi oo
Nigerian Pidgin                              Good evening
Norwegian [Bokmaal] (Norway)                 God kveld
Nupe (Africa)                                Ok b lz nyi

Okanagan (Montana USA)                       Way' xast sk'laxw
Okanagan (Montana USA)                       Xast sk'laxw
Ossetian (Georgia)                           De zaer khorz

Paipai (Southern California USA)             Kam'yuli
Paipai (Southern Cal. USA) [not stopping]    Nyumkjkye
Palauan (Palau) [evening]                    Ungil kebesengei
Papiamentu (Dutch Antilles, Aruba)           Bon nochi
Phorhpecha (Michoacn Mexico)               Na chriski
Phorhpecha (Michoacn Mexico)               Nar chuscuqui
Phorhpecha (Michoacn Mexico)               Ss chriski
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [before dark]        Ivining
Pijin (Solomon Islands) [after dark]         Gudnaet
Pipil (El Salvador)                          Yehyek netayuwa
Plattdeutsch (Germany)                       G'n owend
Polish (Poland)                              Dobry wieczr
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)                Boa noite
Provencal (France)                           Bonser
Provencal (France)                           Bon vspre
Puluwat (Micronesia)                         Le hpwuniyl allim
Puluwat (Micronesia)                         Leekniyn allim

Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru)           Allin ch'isi
Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru)           Winas nuchis
Quechua Cuzqueo (Cuzco Peru)                Allin tuta
Quechua Cuzqueo (Cuzco Peru)                Wenas nuchis
Quich (Guatemala)                           Xe q'ij

Romani [Sinte] (Central Europe)              Lashi rachi
Romani [Sofia Erli] (Bulgaria)               Lacsh ti rat
Romanian (Romania)                           Bun seara
Romansch (Switzerland)                       Buna saira
Russian (Russia)                             Dobry vyecher
Rutoro (Uganda)                              Osibire ota
Rutoro (Uganda) [reply]                      Nsibire kurungi

Saami [Davvi] (Scandinavia)                  Buorre eahket
Sakao (Espiritu Santo Vanuatu)               Pr vogvog
Sangha (Mali)                                Digapo
Sardinian (Italy)                            Bonas tardas
Saramaccan (Suriname)                        I d n
Savonian (Yl-Savo Finland)                  Hyvvee iltoo
Savonian (Yl-Savo Finland)                  Hyvvee illankllykkt
Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) [early evening]   Feasgar mhath
Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) [late eve./night] Oidhche mhath
Scots (Scotland)                             Guid eenin
Scots [Ulster] (Northern Ireland)            Guid een
Senoufo (Cte d'Ivoire, Mali)                Changwana
Serbian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia)                 Dobro veche
Seselwa (Seychelles)                         Bonswar
Sesotho (Lesotho, South Africa)              Fonane
Sesotho (Lesotho, S Afr.) [plural]           Fonaneng
Setswana (Southern Africa)                   O tlhotse jang
Shambaa (Tanzania)                           Onga mshi
Shona (Zimbabwe)                             Manheru
Silozi (Zambia) [early evening]              Kiman zibwana
Silozi (Zambia)                              Mu tozi
Silozi (Zambia)                              Mu tozi cwani
Slovak (Slovakia)                            Dober vecher
Slovenian (Slovenia)                         Dober vecher
Solresol (old; international)                Mi Ti
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                   Habeen wanaagsan
Sorbian [Upper] (eastern Germany)            Dobry wjechor
Spanish (America, Spain) [early evening]     Buenas tardes
Sdovian (Baltic reigon)                     Laban btan
Susu (Guinea) [evening]                      Tena mafeyen
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                    God afton
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                    God kvll
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                    Godeftermiddag

Tagalog (Philippines)                        Magandang gabi
Tamil (Tamil Nadu India)                     Vanakkam
Tatar (Russia, China)                        Kheerle kich
Tatar (Russia, China)                        Xeyirli ki
Telugu (India)                               Namaskaaram
Tetum (East Timor)                           Loraek diak
Tetum (East Timor)                           Loraik kmanek
Tetum (East Timor) [from Portuguese]         Botarde    
Thai (Thailand)                              Sawat-dii torn khum
Tigrinya (Ethiopia) [to a man]               Kemey we'ilka
Tigrinya (Ethiopia) [to a woman]             Kemey we'ilki
Tongan (Tonga, Pacific Islands)              Malo tau ma'u e efiafi ni
Trobes Tokples (Trobriand Papua New Guinea)  Bwena bogic
Tsonga (South Africa)                        Riperile
Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)            Iyi aksamlar

Udmurt (Russia)                              Ziech zhyten
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                          Dobry vechir
Ute (Colorado and Utah USA)                  Ati'tavayaakwiyak'

Valencian (Spain)                            Bona vesprada
Veps (western Russia)                        Hvd ehtad
Veps (western Russia)                        Tervhen
Visayan (Philippines)                        Maayong gabii
Voru (Vrumaa Estonia)                      Tereq dagust
Voru (Vrumaa Estonia)                      Tereh dagust
Voru (Vrumaa Estonia)                      dagust
Voru (Vrumaa Estonia) [to say goodbye]     Hvv dagut
Voru (Vrumaa Estonia) [to say goodbye]     Hd dagut
Votic (Russia)                               v htago
Votic (Russia)                               v oHtogo

Waali (Northwestern Ghana)                   Anola
Welsh (Wales)                                Noswaith dda
Wolof (West Africa)                          Jaam nga yenlo


Yacouba (Cte d'Ivoire, Liberia) [man]       Unzhu attoir
Yacouba (Cte d'Ivoire, Liberia) [woman]     Na attoir
Yiddish (Russia, USA)                        Ah gutn ovnt
Yiddish (Russia, USA)                        Ah gutn orent 
Yoruba [evening] [to same age or younger]    Ku irole
Yoruba [evening] [to older person]           E ku irole
Yucateco (Mexico)                            Taal teelo'

Zapotec (Villa Alta Mexico)                  Padiull
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                    Padiox
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                    Padioxei
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old]              Sha'oza yel
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old]              Tsha'oza yel
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old; respectful]  Sha'oza zhe
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old; response]    Sha'oza cuino'
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico) [old; response]    Aozhoscuino'
Zapotec (Yulalag Mexico)                     Padiuzhe
Zarma (Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso)         Matinhiri

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