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Greetings in more than 3000 languages

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[Adare, see Harari]
Adyghe (Middle East)                       Thamshaga
Afrikaans (Southern Africa)                Asseblief
Ainu (Japan) [asking for a gift]           Enkore
Ainu (Japan) [asking person to do someth.] Wa enkore
Ainu (Japan) [asking for permission]       Yakka pirka ya   
Akha (China, Southeast Asia) [polite]      ...-de
Akha (China, SE Asia) [polite command]     ...-aw de
Aklanon (Philippines)                      Kon mahimo
Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia)             Ju lutem
Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia)             Të lutem
Altai (Russia) [requesting]                Surap turum
Altai (Russia) [requesting]                Berzeer
Altai (Russia) [inviting: 'go ahead']      Je kaysïn
Amharic (Ethiopia) [man]                   Ibakkih
Amharic (Ethiopia) [woman]                 Ibakkish
Amharic (Ethiopia) [respectful]            Ibakkwon
[Anishinaabe, see Ojibwe]
Arabic (N Africa, Mideast) [to man]        Min fadlak
Arabic (N Africa, Mideast) [to woman]      Min fadlik
Arabic (N Africa, Mideast) [to group]      Min fadlukum
Arabic (N Africa, Mideast) [formal;by man] Law samaht
Arabic (N Africa, Mideast) [formal;woman]  Law samahti
Arabic (N Africa, Mideast) [formal;group]  Law samahtu
Arabic (Egypt) [please take it; to man]    Itfaddel
Arabic (Egypt) [please take it; to woman]  Itfaddeli
Arabic (Egypt) [please take it; to group]  Itfaddelu
Arabic (Iraq, Syria)                       Balla
Arabic (Iraq)                              Rajaa'an
Arabic (Morocco)                           'Afak
Arabic (North Africa)                      Min faDlik
Aragonese (Aragon Spain) [formal]          Si fa fabor
Aragonese (Aragon Spain) [informal]        Si ne quiers
Aragonese (Aragon Spain) [informal]        Si fas fabor
Armenian (Armenia, Russia, Middle East)    Hajis
Armenian [Western] (Armenia)               Hadjiss
Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia)               Kh'ntrem
Aromunian (Greece, Balkans)                Ti pãcãrsescu
Asante (Ghana)                             Mepa wo kyéw
Assyrian (Iran, Iraq, Syria)               Inbasmalumkh
Assyrian (Iran, Iraq) [by a man]           Inbasmalukh
Assyrian (Iran, Iraq) [by a woman]         Inbasmalakh
Assyrian (Iran, Iraq) [by several people]  Inbasmalokhun  
Assyrian (Iran, Iraq)                      Sahmat laya
Assyrian (Iran, Iraq)                      Huch uaden
Asturian (Spain)                           Si fai'l favor
Ateso (Uganda)                             Engaingait 
[Aukan, see Ndjuka]
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              Mirà
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) [to man]     Mirà-tata
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile) [to woman]   Mirà-mama
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              Mirà amp suma
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              Mirasuma
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              Ampi mira
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              Ampsuma
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              Amp
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              Jauora
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              Maititan 
Aymará (Bolivia, Peru, Chile)              ...-ya
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran)             Xaahisediraem
Azerbaijani [Azeri] (Azerbaijan, Iran)     Zæhmæt olmasa
[Azeri, see Azerbaijani]
[Aztec, see Náhuatl]

[Bangla, see Bengali]
[Basa Sunda, see Sundanese]
Bashkir (Russia)                           Zinhar
Basque (Spain, France)                     Mesedez
Basque (Spain, France)                     Arren
[Bavarian, see German (Bavaria)]
Belorussian (Belarus)                      Kaliláska
Bengali (India, Bangladesh)                Doya kore
Bengali (India, Bangladesh)                Onugraha kore
[Bisayan, see Visayan]
Bislama (Vanuatu)                          Plis
Bislama (Vanuatu) [if it's OK could you..] Sapos i olraet, yu save...
Blackfoot (Alberta Canada, Montana USA)    Kipp
Bosnian (Bosnia and Hercegovina)           Molim
Bosnian (Bosnia and Hercegovina) [respect] Molim vas
Breton (Britanny France)                   Mar plij
Breton (Britanny France)                   Mar plij ganeoc'h
Brigidian (western Ireland)                Ple
Bru (Vietnam)                              Seiq
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya)                   Nosima
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya)                   Onyala
Bukusu (Mt. Elgon Kenya)                   Xuusimisya
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)                       Molya
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)                       Ako obichate
Bura (Nigeria)                             Maraba
Burmese (Myanmar)                          Chézù pyúpì 
Burmese (Myanmar) [added for politeness]   -pa
Burmese (Myanmar) [added for politeness]   -ba
Burushaski (Northern Pakistan)             Meherbaani ne
[Byelorussian, see Belorussian]

[Cambodian, see Khmer]
Cantonese [Chinese] (China)                Cheng
Cantonese [Chinese] (China)                Mm goi
Cassubian (Northweast Poland)              Prozsa
Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France)           Sisplau
Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France)           Si us plau
Catalan (Andorra, Spain, France)           Per favor
[Cebuano, see Visayan]
Chamorro (Guam)                            Put fabot
Chechen (Russia)                           Dexar
Chechen (Russia)                           Deeldah
Chichewa (South Africa, Malawi)            Chonde
[Chinese, see dialects: Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien and Mandarin]
Chinook (North America)                    Nixua
[Chippewa, see Ojibwe]
Chishona (Southern Africa) [to one person] Ndapota
Chishona (Southern Africa) [to a group]    Tapota
Chol (Mexico)                              Awokolik
Chol (Mexico) [for limited time]           Poj
Chontal (Guatemala)                        -watá
Chumash (Santa Barbara California USA)     Maype
Chuuk (Chuuk Micronesia)                   Kose mochem
Chuvash (Russia)                           Tarkhasshan
[Circassian, see Adyghe]
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho USA)                  Huy
Comorian (Comoros)                         Tafatvali
Cornish (Cornwall UK)                      Mar pleg
Cornish [unified] (Cornwall UK)            Mar peugh-why plesyes
Cornish [unified] (Cornwall UK)            Peidgy
Cornish [ancient] (Cornwall UK)            Genes mara plek
Corsican (Corsica)                         Fate u piacè
Cree (Canada)                              Mâhti
[Creole (Haiti), see Kweyol]
[Creole (Seychelles), see Seselwa]
Croatian (Croatia, Bosnia)                 Molim
Czech (Czech Republic)                     Prosím

Dagaare (Ghana, Burkina Faso)              Nang
Dagaare (Ghana, Burkina Faso)              N soro fo la
Danish (Denmark, Greenland)                Vær så venlig
Danish (Denmark, Greenland)                Værsgo
Danish (Denmark, Greenland)                Må jeg bede
Deg Xinag (Alaska)                         Xisrigidisddhinh
Dekelh [Nak'albun] (Canada) [rarely used]  Uhwhe
[Delaware, see Lenape]
Drehu (New Caledonia)                      Sipone
Dusun (Sabah Malaysia)                     Gia kio
Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium) [polite]      Alstublieft
Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium) [informal]    Alsjeblieft
Dyula (Cote d'Ivore, Burkina Faso, Mali)   Sabari

English (America, Australia, UK)           Please
English [Strine dialect] (Australia)       Pleece
Esperanto (international)[with infinitve]  Bonvolu
Esperanto (international)[with imperative] Bonvole
Estonian (Estonia)                         Palun
[Euskara, see Basque]

Fante (Ghana, Burkina Faso)                Mepawokyew
Faroese (Faroe Islands)                    Ger so væl
Faroese (Faroe Islands)                    Gerið so væl
Farsi [Persian] (Iran, Afghani., Tajiki.)  Khalesh mikonam
Farsi (Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan)      Luftan
Fijian (Fiji)                              Mada
Fijian (Fiji)                              Yalo vinaka
Fijian (Fiji)                              Au kerekere mada
Fijian (Fiji)                              Ni yalovinaka
[Filipino, see Tagalog and Visayan]
Finnish (Finland) [formal]                 Olkaa hyvä
Finnish (Finland) [informal]               Ole hyvä
Finnish (Finland) [rarely used]            Kiitos
Finnish (Finland) [rarely uesd]            Pyydän
[Flemish, see Dutch (Belgium)]
French (France, Africa, America)           S'il vous plaît
French (France, Africa, America)[informal] S'il te plaît
Frisian [Westerlauwer Frisian] (Germany)   Asjebleaft
Frisian (Netherlands)                      Asjeblyft
Friulian (Italy)                           Dibànt
Fulani (West Africa)                       Njaafodaa
Fulani (West Africa)                       Tino
Ga (Ghana)                                 Ofainɛ
Gagauz (Moldova)                           Buyurun
Galician (Spain)                           Por favor
Galician (Spain)                           Se fai o favor
Ganu (Malaysia)                            Tulunglah gok
Georgian [Kartuli] (Georgia)               Too sheh-eedz-leh-ba
Georgian [Kartuli] (Georgia)               Too sheydslebah
German (Central Europe)                    Bitte
German [Südhessisch] (Germany)               Bidde
German (Bavaria) [in spoken language]      Bittsche
German (Zurich Switzerland)                Bis so guet
Greek [Hellenic] (Greece, Cyprus)          Parakalo
Gujarati (Gujerat State, India)            Kripaa karine
Gujarati (Gujerat State, India)            Kripyaa 
Guosa (Nigeria)                            Bíko

Hakka (China, Malaysia)                    Mm koi
Harari [Adare](Ethiopia)                   Ma'ruf
Hausa (West Africa)                        Don Allah
Hawaiian (Hawaii)                          'Olu 'olu
Hawaiian (Hawaii)                          E 'olu 'olu
Hawaiian (Hawaii)                          Ho'olu
Hebrew (Isreal)                            Bevakasha
[Hellenic, see Greek]
Hindi (India, East Asia, Suriname)         Merker-bani seh
Hindi (India, East Asia, Suriname)         Merhebani kerke
Hindi (India, East Asia, Suriname)         Krupaya
Hmong Daw (Laos, Thailand)                 Thov
Hmong  Njua (Laos, Thailand)               Ua rua kom zoo sab
Hñähñu (Mexico)                            Ot'e ra mäte
Hokkien [Chinese] (Taiwan)                 Chhian
Hungarian [Magyar] (Hungary)               Kérem
Hungarian [asking for something, formal]   Kérem
Hungarian [asking for something, informal] Kérlek
Hungarian (Hungary) [offering something]   Tessék

Icelandic (Iceland)                        Gjörðu svo vel
Icelandic (Iceland)                        Gjörð svo vel að
Icelandic (Iceland)                        Vinsamlegast
Icelandic (Iceland)                        Takk
Ido (international use)                    Me pregas
Igbo (Nigeria)                             Biko
Ilokano (Philippines)                      Pangaasim man
Ilokano (Philippines)                      Man
Ilonggo (Philippines)                      Palihug
Ilonggo (Philippines)                      Palihog
Indonesian (Indonesia) [do for speaker]    Tolong
Indonesian (Indonesia) [for self, eg. sit] Silahkan
Interlingua (constructed)                  Per favor
Interlingua (constructed)                  Si il vos place
Inuttut [Greenlandic] (Greenland)          Takanna
Irish Gaelic (Ireland, Britain)            Le d'thoil
Irish Gaelic (Ireland, Britain)            Le do thoil
Irish Gaelic (Ireland, Britain)            Mas é do thoil é
Italian (Central Europe, East Africa)      Per piacere
Italian (Central Europe, East Africa)      Per favore
Italian (Central Europe, East Africa)      Prego

Japanese (Japan) [asking for something]    Kudasai
Japanese (Japan) [offering something]      Dozo
Japanese (Japan)                           Onegai shimasu
Japanese [Kumamoto Ben] (Japan)            Ba haiyo
Japanese [Kumamoto Ben] (Japan)            Shite haiyo
Javanese (Indonesia)                       Kulo-aturi ki
Javanese (Indonesia)                       Monggo
Jèrriais (Jersey)                          S'i' vos pliaît

Kabuverdianu (Cape Verde)                  Pur favor
Kadazan (Sabah Malaysia)                   Gia kino
Kalmyk (Russia)                            Byain boltkha
Kanjobal [Q'anjob'al] (Guatemala)          Aq'miman k'ulal
Kannada (India)                            Dayavittu
Kapampangan (Philippines)                  Puede ba
Kapampangan (Philippines)                  Maliari meng
Karaim (Trakai Lithuania)                  Kolabyz
Karelian (Finland, Russia)                 Ole hyvä
Kathlamet (Oregon USA) [asking for a gift] Igaxitema'qemlam
[Kartuli, see Georgian]
Kazakh (Kazakstan)                         Marhamet
Kazakh (Kazakstan)                         Marhabat
Kekchi (Guatemala)                         Baanu usilal
Khakas (Russia)                            ...dax
Khakas (Russia)                            ...dex
Khmer [Cambodian] (Cambodia)               Suom
Khowar (Central Asia)                      Mehrbanni khori
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) [giving something]    Akira
Kipsigis (Kenya)                           Kaigai
Kirgiz (Kyrgyzstan)                        Chaqëruu
Kirundi (Burundi) [giving something]       Akira
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to one]     Tafadhali
Kiswahili (Southeast Africa) [to several]  Tafadhalini
Komi-Permyak (Russia)                      Kora
Komi-Zyryan (Russia)                       Bur vylö
Konkani [Konknni] (India)                  Matrxe
Konkani [Konknni] (India)                  Upkar kor
Korean (Korea) [formal]                    -shipshiyo
Korean (Korea) [informal]                  -seyo
Korean (Korea) [request]                   Putakhamnida
Korean (Korea) [I beg of you]              Jebal
Korean (Korea)                             Juseyo
Kosraen (Micronesia)                       Nunak munas
[Kreyòl, see Creole]
Krio (Sierra Leone)                        Du ya, ah beg
Kuna (Panama)                              Uis anga saet
Kurdish (Middle East)                      Fermo
Kweyol (Haiti)                             Souplé
Kweyol (Haiti)                             Silvouple
Kweyol (Haiti)                             Tanti
Kweyol (Haiti)                             Tan pri

Ladakhi (India)                            Djuley
Ladin (Italy)                              Prëibel
Lakhota (North America) [by male]          ...yo 
Lakhota (North America) [by female]        ...ye                  
Lao (Laos)                                 Guluna
[Lappish, see Saami]
Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican)              Te amabo
Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican)              Sis
Latvian (Latvia)                           Ludzu
Lenape [Delaware] (United States)          Ksi
Lingala (Congo)                            Paladó
Lingala (Congo)                            Limbissa ngayi
Lisu (Thailand)[can you; lit. can not can]  Dda mat dda
Lithuanian (Lithuania)                     Prašom
Lithuanian (Lithuania)                     Prašau
Livonian (Latvia)                          Palaks
Livonian (Latvia)                          Palab
Livonian (Latvia)                          Polaks
Low Saxon (Eastern Friesland) [polite]     As Jo 't believt
Low Saxon (Eastern Friesland) [informal]   As di 't believt
Low Saxon [Northern Low Saxon] (Germany)   Bitte
Low Saxon [Westphalian] (Germany)          Sind sau gued und daut mi nen Gefallen
Luganda (Uganda)                           Mwattu
Luganda (Uganda)                           Baambi
Luo (Kenya, Tanzania)                      Kiyie
Lunyoro (West Uganda) [giving something]   Tora
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg)                 Wann ech gelift
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg)                 Wann ech glift
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg)                 Wanneschglift
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg)                 Wat glift

Macedonian (Macedonia)                     Molam
[Magyar, see Hungarian]
Malagasy (Madagascar)                      Azafady
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei)                   Silakan
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei)                   Minta
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei) [favor for other] Tolong
Malay (Malaysia)[to do something for self] Sila
Malayalam (Kerala India)                   Dayewu cide
Malayalam (Kerala India)                   Dayavayi
Maltese (Malta)                            Jekk joghgbok
Mandarin [Chinese] (China)                 Qing
Mandinka (West Africa)                     Dukare
Manx (Britain)                             My saillt
Manx (Britain)                             My sailliu
Maori (New Zealand)                        Whakawaireka
Maori (Cook Islands)                       Ine
Marathi (India)                            Krupaya
Marathi (India)                            Krupaya karuna
Mari (Russia)                              Pozhaluysta
Marshallese (Marshall Islands)             Jouij
[Mayan, see Kanjobal, Tzotzil and Yucatec]
Mayangna [Panamahka] (Nicaragua)           Plisma palni
Mazahua (Mexico)                           Tsjakuda ts'i favor
Mende (Sierra Leone)                       Conelli
[Miao, see Hmong]
Mien (Laos, Thailand)                      Oc
Mikmaq (Canada)                            Ké
Milanese [Lombard] (Milan Italy)           Per piasè
Minangkabau (West Sumatra Indonesia)       Tolong
Miskito (Nicaragua)                        Pliskam
Miskito (Nicaragua)                        Pliskam pali
Miskito (Nicaragua)                        Dupali
Mixtec (Oaxaca Mexico)                     Sani faboor
Mixtec (San Juan Mixtepec)                 Ñamani
Monagasque (Monaco)                        Per pieijè
Mongolian (Monolia) [asking for a favor]   Tanaas neg yum khuse
Mordvin (Russia)                           Inesket
Motu (Papua New Guinea)                    Mani
Motu (Papua New Guinea)                    Mani emu kara
Motu (Papua New Guinea)                    Pilisi

Náhuatl [Aztec](Mexico, El Salvador)       Tla
Náhuatl [Aztec](Mex., El Salvad.) [formal] Nimitzmotlahtlauhtilia
Náhuatl [Aztec](Mex., El Salvad.) [formal] Nimitzmotlatlauthtilia
Náhuatl [Aztec](Mexico, El Salvador)       Nimitztlatlauhtia
Náhuatl [Aztec](Mexcio, El Salvador)[inf.] Tlatlauhtilia
Náhuatl [Aztec](Mexico, El Salvador)[inf.] Tlatlautia
Náhuatl [Aztec](Mexcio, El Salvador)[inf.] Tlatlahtia
Náhuatl [Aztec](Mex., El Salvad.) [plural] Nanmechtlatlauhtia
Nama (Namibia)                             Toxoba
Nandi (Kenya)                              Kaigai
Navajo (United States)                     T'aa shoodi
Ndebele (Zimbabwe)                         Uxolo
Ndjuka (Suriname)                          Gaantangi
Nepali (Nepal) [formal]                    Kripaya
Nepali (Nepal) [informal]                  ...hos
Nepali (Nepal, Bhutan)                     Khaanuhos
Newari (India, Nepal)                      Pleej
Nganasan (Russia)                          Birki
Nhirrpi (Australia)                        -inga
Nigerian Pidgin (Nigeria)                  A beg
Niuean (Niue)                              Fakamolemole
Norwegian [Nynorsk, Bokmaal] (Norway)      Vennligst
Norwegian (Norway) [Bokmaal]               Vær så snill
Norwegian (Norway) [Nynorsk]               Ver så snill
Norwegian [Sortlandsk] (Sortland Norway)   Værsåsnill

[Occitan, see Provencal]
Ojibwe [Chippewa, Anishinaabe] (USA)       Daga
Oriya (India, Bangladesh)                  Dayakari
Oromo [Galla] (Kenya, Somalia)             Si kadada
Ossetian (Georgia)                         Tabuafsi
Ossetian (Georgia)                         Dæ uæ
Ossetian (Georgia)                         Khorzækhæi
Otetela (Lodja Congo-Kinshasa)             Lamalange

Papiamentu (Dutch Antilles, Aruba)         Pa fabor
Pashto (Afghanistan, Pakistan)             Lutfan
Pashto (Afghanistan, Pakistan)             Meher bani
[Persian, see Farsi]
[Pidgin English, see Nigerian Pidgin, Pijin and Tok Pisin]
Pijin (Solomon Islands)                    Plis
Pipil (El Salvador)                        Xik-chiwa ne hwabór
Plattdeutsch (Germany)                     Bitscheen
[Plautdietsch, see Plattdeutsch]
Pohnpeian (Pohnpei Micronesia)             Menlau
Polish (Poland)                            Prosze
Polish (Poland)                            Poprosze
Polynesian (Polynesia)                     Si'arei
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)              Se faz favor
Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)              Por favor
Provencal [Occitan] (France) [informal]    Te prègui
Provencal [Occitan] (France) [formal]      Vos prègui
Provencal [Occitan] (France) [formal]      Siuplet
Punjabi (India)                            Merhebani kerke

[Q'anjob'al, see Kanjobal]
Quechua (South America)                    Allichu
Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru)         Ama hinachu kawah
Quechua Ayacuchano (Ayacucho Peru)         Ama hina kaspa
Quechua Cuzqueño (Cuzco Peru)              Ama hina kaychu

Rapanui (Easter Island)                    Ana hanga koe
[Raramuri, see Tarahumara]
Romanian (Romania)                         Vã rog
Romansch (Switzerland)                     Per plaschair
Romansch (Switzerland)                     Fa il bain
Rotuman (Pacific Islands)                  Figalelei
[Runasimi, see Quechua]
Russian (Russia)                           Pozhaluista

Saami [Davvi] (northern Scandinavia)       Leage siivu
Saami [Davvi] (northern Scandinavia)       Leage buorre
Samoan (Samoa, South Pacific]              Fa'amolemole
Samoan (Samoa)                             Fa'amolemole lava
Saramaccan (Suriname)                      Gaántangi
Sardinian (Italy)                          Pro piaghére
Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) [formal]       Mihrbaan se
Sarnami (Suriname, Hollnad) [informal]     Mihrbaan le
Savonian (Ylä-Savo Finland)                  He
Scottish Gaelic (Scotland)                 Mas e bhur toil e
Scottish Gaelic (Scotland)                 Mas e do thoil e
Scots (Scotland)                           Pleise
Scots (Scotland)                           Please
Sepedi (South Africa)                      Hle
Serbian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia)               Molim
Serrere (Senegal, Gambia)                  A fela ngang
Seselwa [Seychelles Creole] (Seychelles)   Silvouple
Sesotho (Lesotho, South Africa)            Ako
Sesotho (Lesotho, South Africa)            Ka kopo
Sesotho (Lesotho, South Africa)            ...hle
Setswana (Botswana, South Africa)          Tsweetswee
Setswana (Botswana, South Africa)          Ka kopo
Shanghai (Shanghai China)                  Te kue zhou
Shelta (USA, Ireland) [old;no longer used] Grawsi
Sherpa [Helambu] (Nepal, Tibet)            Worche
Sherpa [Solu] (Nepal, Tibet)               Thakur
Shimasiwa (Comoros)                        Tafatvali
Shina (Central Asia)                       Mehrbani teh
[Shona, see Chishona]
[Shqip, see Albanian]
Silozi (Zambia)                            Nangu
Silozi (Zambia)                            A mu ke mu
Silozi (Zambia) [please give me]           A ku ni fe
Sindhi (India, Pakistan)                   Mehrbani
Sinhalese (Sri Lanka)                      Karunakarala
Siswati [Swazi] (Swaziland)                Tsine
Slovak (Slovakia)                          Prosím
Slovenian (Slovenia)                       Prosim
Somali (Somalia, Ethiopia)                 Min fadlak
Sorbian (eastern Germany)                  Prošu
Spanish (Spain, America)                   Por favor
Spanish (Spain, America) [formal]          Hágame el favor de...
Spanish (Spain, America) [formal]          Hága el favor de...
Spanish [formal to more than one person]   Háganme el favor de...
Spanish [formal to more than one person]   Hágan el favor de...
Spanish [formal by more than one person]   Háganos el favor de...
Sranan (Suriname)                          Tangitangi
Sranan (Suriname)                          Dankidanki
Sundanese (Indonesia)                      Mangga
Susu (Guinea)                              Awabe
Swabian (Central Europe)                   Bidde
[Swahili, see Kiswahili]
[Swazi, see Siswati]
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                  Tack
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                  Varsågod
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                  Var snäll och...
Swedish (Sweden, Finland)                  Var vänlig
Swedish (Sweden, Finland) [more formal]    Vänligen

Tagalog (Philippines)                      Pakikunin
Tagalog (Philippines)                      Paki
Tagalog (Philippines)                      Pakikuha
Tagalog (Philippines)                      Pakisuyo
Tagalog (Philippines) [formal/polite]      Paki...hó ninyo
Tagalog (Philippines) [familiar]           Paki...mo
Tahitian (Tahiti)                          Ha'amauruuru
Tajik (Tajikstan)                          Lutfan
Talysh (Azerbaijan)                        Zǝhmǝte
Talysh (Azerbaijan)                        Zǝhmǝt nıbu
Tamashek (West Africa)                     Alak
Tamil (India, Southeast Asia)              Dhayavu seydhu
Tamil (India, Southeast Asia)              Koncham dhayavuseydhu
Tarahumara [Rarámuri] (Mexico)             Pe risensi
Tarahumara [Rarámuri] (Mexico)             Pe risénsia
Tarahumara [Rarámuri] (Mexico)             Pericó
Tashkorghani (Central Asia)                Marhamat
Tatar (Russia)                             Rekhim itegez
Tatar (Russia)                             Zinhar
Telugu (India)                             Dayachesi
Tetum (East Timor)                         Halo favor
Tetum (East Timor)                         Halo favor ida
Tetum (East Timor)                         Favor
Tetum (East Timor)                         Favór ida
Thai (Thailand)                            Daiprod
Thai (Thailand)                            Garunah
Tibetan (Tibet, China)                     Kuchi
Tibetan (Tibet, China)                     Gong dhaa
Tibetan (Tibet, China)                     Tujay-sig
Tigrinya (Ethiopia) [to male friend]       Bedjakha
Tigrinya (Ethiopia) [to female friend]     Bedjakhi
Tigrinya (Ethiopia, Eritrea) [to male]     Bejaka
Tigrinya (Ethiopia, Eritrea) [to female]   Bejaki
Tok Pisin [Pidgin English] (New Guinea)    Plis
Tupi [Tembe Tenetehar] (Amazon Brazil)     Mo-murangatu-haw-zéwi
Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)          Lütfen
Tuvan (Russia) [requesting]                Körüñer
Tuvan (Russia) [inviting: 'go ahead']      Moorlañar
Turkmen (Turkmenistan)                     Bash yustüne
Tzeltal (Chiapas Mexico)                   Wokoluk
Tzotzil (Chiapas Mexico)                   Abulajan

Uchinaaguchi (Okinawa Japan)               Sooree
Udmurt (Russia)                            Pozhaluysta
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                        Bud' laska
Ukrainian (Ukraine)                        Proshu
Ulwa (Nicaragua)                           Pilisma
Ulwa (Nicaragua)                           Pilisma palka
Urdu (India, Paksitan)                     Merher-bani seh
Urdu (India, Paksitan)                     Merhbaanii karke
Uyghur (Central Asia)                      Märhämät
Uzbek (Uzbekistan, Afghanistan)            Marhamat
Uzbek (Uzbekistan, Afghanistan)            Teleu

Valencian (Spain)                          Per favor
Veps (Russia)                              Ola hüvä
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                       Xin
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                       Xin mòi
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                       Xin ông làm ơn
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                       Xin vui lòng
Vietnamese (Vietnam)                       Ông làm ơn
Visayan [Cebuano] (Philippines)            Palihog
[Vlaams, see Dutch (Belgium)]
Võro (Setumaa Estonia)                     Olõ hüä

Wakhi (Central Asia)                       Mehrboni
Wali (Northern Ghana)                      Gaafera
Welsh (Wales) [to older person or plural]  Os gwelwch yn dda
Welsh (Wales) [to young person or friend]  Os gweli di'n dda
Wolof (West Africa)                        Baal ma
Wolof (West Africa)                        Su la nexee

Xhosa (South Africa)                       Nceda

Yapese (Yap Micronesia)                    Weniig
Yapese (Yap Micronesia)                    Wenig
Yiddish (Europe)                           Bite
Yiddish (Europe)                           Biteh
Yiddish (Europe)                           Zayt azoy gut
Yoruba (West Africa, Nigeria) [honorific]  E jòwó
Yoruba (West Africa, Nigeria) [non-hon.]   O jòwó
Yoruba [to age mate or younger]            Jo
Yoruba [to person older than speaker]      E jo
Yucatec Maya (Mexico) [rarely used]        Por favor
Yucatec Maya (Mexico) [rarely used]        Chan

Zapotec (Villa Alta Mexico)                Guklenha nea
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                  -sh
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                  -shga
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                  -tgua
Zapotec (Yatzachi Mexico)                  Ben goclen
Zapotec (Zoogocho Mexico)                  Ben goklen
Zapotec (Zoogocho Mexico)                  -gach
Zarma (Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso)       Al hanan
Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho)               Jabulisa
Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho)               Siza
Zulu (South Africa, Lesotho)               Uxolo
 
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