"Hello," In Various Languages

We Give You the word, "hello," in various languages, just tell us which language it is, it is a mix between the greeting given in a native language or in English writing, for example Shalom is used in English writing.
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Last updated: June 12, 2013
First submittedMay 24, 2013
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Hint
Answer
Hello
English
Bonjour
French
Guten Tag
German
こんにちは
Japanese
你好
Mandarin/Cantonese
Ciao
Italian
Hola
Spanish
Olá
Portuguese
Hei
Norwegian
Hyvää päivää
Finnish
Hej
Swedish
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Answer
Tere
Estonian
Sveiki
Lithuanian
السلام عليكم
Arabic
Shalom
Hebrew
Salve!
Latin
Γεια σας
Greek
Здравствуйте!
Russian
Hallo (African Country)
Afrikaans
হ্যালো
Bengali
Jambo
Swahili
வணக்கம்
Tamil
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Zdravo
Croatian
Ahoj
Czech or Slovak
Cześć
Polish
Sawubona
Zulu
Merhaba
Turkish
नमस्ते
Hindi
سلام
Farsi
Szia
Hungarian
Alo
Romanian
Helô or Hylô
Welsh
Pozdravi
Slovenian
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Level 67
May 24, 2013
•Bonjour, guten tag, konnichiwa and hyvää päivää mean good day.

•Konnichiwa is written with two N's, or actually 今日は since you're using native scripts.

•How are we supposed to know which one is Mandarin and which is Cantonese when they are written with the exact same characters?

•Hei means hello also in Finnish.

•You also didn't write shalom in their native script.

•You should accept Persian, as that's what's Farsi is usually called in English (and according to some is the more correct term).

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Level 27
May 25, 2013
To be honest, they're all various greetings so I'm not too bothered by the first point, but I shall change the others, thank you :)
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Level 50
May 24, 2013
Mandarin and Cantonese are spoken dialects...they don't differ in writing. There's traditional or simplified Chinese
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Level 44
May 24, 2013
I tried Farsi but it wasn't accepted.

Also cześć is misspelled in Polish without the kreska marks.

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Level 44
May 24, 2013
nevermind, I had the wrong one highlighted when I typed farsi.
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Level 80
May 25, 2013
The Chinese characters didn't show up on this computer for some reason. I guessed Chinese for the first one (Mandarin), even though I couldn't see it, but that didn't work.

Good quiz overall but a little strange that in some cases you have the Romanized version of the greeting (like "shalom" for Hebrew- you could have written it using Hebrew characters), and in other cases you have the greeting written in its own written language. In the former case it is about recognizing the sound of the greeting and in the latter case it's about recognizing the way that those written languages appear. Two very different things.

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Level 27
May 25, 2013
Thank you, I'm trying to re-edit it now.
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Level 38
Jun 11, 2013
I think Finnish should be accepted for Hei. They speak it too.
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Level 27
Jun 12, 2013
Finnish will now be accepted :D
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Level 44
Aug 14, 2016
Please Accept Persian for Farsi...
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Level 56
Oct 28, 2018
First try: got all of them with 3:30 remaining.

But I did have to guess some of them, e.g. Zulu and Welsh