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Sheroze Sheriffdeen

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Welcome in different languages
Feb 14, 2010

When I joined this site I saw greetings in different languages.

I really like to know what your country's greeting is.

It's Ayubowan in Sri Lanka. It wishes you long life. What are yours??

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Famata

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Country: Mauritius
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Re: Welcome in different languages
Mar 25, 2010

In Malagasy, welcome means tonga soa.

And the greeting is manahoana? in official Malagasy. It means "how are you?".
In dialects, the meaning is the same but it may vary : manakory? salama? akory?
It may also vary depending on social strata: tsarava tompoko? kaosy tompoko?


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aerithusagi

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Apr 3, 2010

Well, in the Philippines, we use "Mabuhay", though it literally means "Live". We use this when greeting newcomers to the country. Actually, i think we don't have a tagalog for welcome. haha.


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Dee

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Apr 14, 2010

Yoruba, a Nigerian language: Eku abo.
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Lecter Roux

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Apr 17, 2010

Mabuhay - Philippines smile
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Gabriel Demers

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Re: Welcome in different languages
May 18, 2010

Bonjour! comment aller-vous?

Means hi! how are you doing? in french cool


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Dk Siri Norzainah PHD

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Re: Welcome in different languages
May 26, 2010

In Brunei Darussalam, we welcome people with "Assalamualaikum" means "May peace be upon you" (for muslim people) and should be reply with "Walaikumsalam" means "May peace also be upon you".

Sometime we greet people in our language with "Selamat Datang".


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Manuela Wede

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Oct 9, 2010

"Herzlich Willkomen", thats German.


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Spy007

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Oct 12, 2010

Welll.... I speak English


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Spy007

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Oct 12, 2010

It is interesting how Phillipenes languages is. Here in Canada there is alot of Philipine people who usually don't speak Philipines but English!!! Does Philipines have ever spoke Spanish or Portuguese because of the names which are simular to Spanish!!!


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Ahmad Safi

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Welcome in different languages
Oct 27, 2010

In Afghanistan:
It's "Pa Khair Raghle" in Pashto
And "Khosh Amadid" in Dari


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Feby Amalia

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Nov 10, 2010

In Indonesia

because most of Indonesia people are moslem, same as Brunei Darussalam, we say Assalamualaikum and to answer we say waalaikumsalam.

other greeting is "Halo, Apa kabar?" same meaning with hi, how are you. and to answer we say "Kabar saya baik / Baik / saya baik-baik saja" mean i am fine

This post was edited on: 2010-11-10 at 08:21 AM by: Feby Amalia


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Robert Dold

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Nov 10, 2010

WOW! your countries sound GREAT!

Here in the greatest country in the world we say Good Morning and then Give me some money. I rarely use Welcome as no one is welcome unless there is a money transaction involved. Those without money are never welcome.

People have "Welcome" written on different signs around the doors of their house but they are ornamental. No one trusts anyone who is unknown to them. Then they post keep out signs and act busy so that they need not take time to look at others.

I did meet one nice person who said HI! He lived on the street as I do too. But in the end he was just looking to see what I had to offer him...

I welcome everyone but everyone is busy hurrying before they die to save as much as possible for the doctor's that will look after them through old age.

People everywhere should welcome everyone as another... I guess I am just idealistic.


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kabaibe

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Nov 11, 2010

In kenya the official languanges are english and swahili.

In swahili "Karibu" - is welcome


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Niall Buryk

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Re: Welcome in different languages
Nov 23, 2010

How do different cultures welcome people with body language? Are there any similarities?

In Canada, a hug is a typical greeting! I know for many Europeans, a kiss on the check is often a sign of welcoming. What are some other ones?


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