Answering the Phone Around the World

For each language, enter its telephone greeting in the box below.
Spelling counts, unless it's transliterated, in which case there will be more than one possible right answer :)
If there are accents in the original language or the transliteration, they will show up in the answers, but you don't need to type them in when answering.
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Last updated: December 17, 2015
First submittedJanuary 27, 2015
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French
Allô
Italian
Pronto
Japanese
Moshi-moshi - もしもし / Hai - はい ("yes")
Esperanto
Halo
Farsi/Persian
Gooshi-gooshi / Bali - نخیر ("yes") / Salaam - سلام
Korean
Yeoboseyo - 여보세요
Mongolian
Baina uu - Байна уу
Tagalog
Hello
Thai
Hanlǒh - ฮัลโหล
Finnish
Haloo
Cantonese
Wái - 喂
Mandarin
Wéi - 喂
Arabic (Modern Standard)
āllō - آلو
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Greek
Embrós - Εμπρός / Léyete - Λέγετε ("speak") / Nai - Ναι ("yes")/ Paraka'lo Παρακαλώ ("please")
Basque
Bai ("yes") / Bai esan / Nor da
Norwegian
Hallo
Uzbek
Labbay
Serbo-Croatian & Bosnian (besides "halo" and "da")
Molim - Молим
Polish (besides "halo"
Słucham - pronounced 'Swuham' ("I'm listening") or cześć
Vietnamese (besides "alô")
Xin chào
Portugese (besides "hâlo")
Está lá / Estou sim / Estou
Spanish (in addition to "si" and "aló")
Bueno / Hola / Diga / Dígame ("speak to me")
Calalan (in addition to the other Spanish greetings)
Digui
Turkish (besides "alo")
Efendim / Efem ("yeah") / Eet ("yes")
Czech (besides "alo")
Prosím ("please") / Ano ("yes")
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Level 48
Jan 27, 2015
Could you please accept "Hanlo" for Hanlǒh? Thai words are usually transliterated without regarding tones, and "ฮัลโหล" is transliterated (RTGS system) as "Hanlo."
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Level 76
Jan 27, 2015
Sure, thanks for letting me know!
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Level 75
Dec 15, 2015
What about cześć for Polish? I've heard some say that when answering the phone.
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Level 76
Dec 16, 2015
Ok. I've submitted the change and it will appear when it is approved. Thanks!
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Level 75
Dec 18, 2015
Thanks!
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Level 75
Feb 1, 2018
With name or number?
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Level 76
Feb 6, 2018
I don't understand your question, sorry.
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Level 40
Apr 20, 2018
The number of the phone service, for example Ireland +353

I think thats what he means anyway

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Level 76
Jul 3, 2018
WillemLAif: with word. You need to provide the word that a person says when they answer the phone in these languages.