Basic words or sentences in your language

Okay so how about we share some basic words/sentences in all the different languages? (in Roman letters of course)
Like “Hello” “How are you?” “My name is…” “Thank you.” etc…

I will start.

Arabic: (note my Arabic tend to have a Lebanese accent to it I guess but I will try to use the standard one)

  • Hello = marhaba
  • How are you? = Kayfa haluka? (addressing boy) - Kayfa haluki? (addressing to a girl)…
    but I honestly like the lebanese one better :stuck_out_tongue: “Kifak?” (boy) “Kifik?” (girl)
  • My name is Wafaa. = ismi Wafaa.
  • Thank you = Shukran.


  • Hello = Salut
  • How are you? = Comment ça va? (the “ça” is read as a “sa”)
  • My name is Wafaa. = Je m’appelle Wafaa.
  • Thank you = Merci.

Okay so just ask me for more sentences if you want to learn more from my languages, I would be happy to answer.
Also I hope to see all the other different languages basic sentences!!


I really like that. :smiley:


  • Hello. = Hallo.
  • How are you? = Wie geht es dir?/ formal: Wie geht es Ihnen?
  • My name is Juni. = Mein Name ist Juni./ Ich heiße Juni.
  • Thank you. = Danke.

I’m really looking forward to see, how to say these things (or even more?) in a lot of different languages. :smiley:


Nice topic :smile:


  • Hello = Hallo
  • How are you? = Hoe gaat het met je? / Hoe is het met je? (for formal you replace the “je” with “U” and often times the “met je” is dropped among friends/family)
  • My name is Dudie. = Mijn naam is Dudie. / Ik heet Dudie.
  • Thank you = Bedankt/ Dank U (formal)/ Dank je (informal) are the most basic.

This is a nice idea. :smile:


  • Hello = ni hao.
  • How are you? = ni hao ma?
  • My name is Lean. = wo de ming zi shi Lean.
  • Thank you. = xie xie.


  • Hello = Hola. (The h is silent in Spanish.)
  • How are you? = ¿Cómo estás? / formal: ¿Cómo está?
  • My name is Lean. = Mi nombre es Lean.
  • Thank you. = Gracias.

Could you tell me what the most natural way is of saying ‘‘I’m studying/learning French’’? There are different ways to translate ‘learning’ or ‘studying’ so I’m actually not sure which one to use… :confused:


  • Hello = Salut
  • How are you? = Cum sunteţi?/formal Cum esţi?
  • My name is Adelina. = Numele meu este Adelina
  • Thank you. = Mulţumesc

we pronounce " ţ" like zz in pizza


We can also ask How are you = Ce faceţi?/ formal  Ce faci?. 
“Ce faci?” is like ¿Qué tal in Spanish.

@Eurasia I think that…
Learning = apprendre
Studying = étudier

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Sounds fun!

  • Hello = Ya (casual) or Ya sas (formal)
  • How are you? = Ti (pronounced like the word “tea”) kanis? (casual) or Ti kanete? (formal)
  • My name is Nadine = Me (like the “me” on “melt”) lene (le like “lemon” ne like “net”) Nadine.
  • Thank you. = Efharisto (casual) or Sas efharisto (formal)
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-Hello = namaskar/namastē
-How are you? = Kē cha timrō /tapā’īṅkō halkhabar ? (informal = timro, tapaiko = formal)
-My name is ilikedeadclows. = Mērō nām ilikedeadclows hō.

  • Thank you = dhan’yavād
    I typed it phonetically to help with pronunciation.


-Hello = lí-hó
-How are you? = lí-hó-bò
-My name is awllio. = góa kiò awllio
-Thank you = to-siā


OK, I’m joining in the fun ^^


!!! Note that in Romanian, we have specific characters:

ş (you would know it by “sh”),
ţ (it is pronounced “tz”),
ă (like ‘a’ in "about),
î & â (no English equivalent - it’s best to hear it being spoken. â and î are the same sound in Romanian. î is used at the beginning and end of words, â in all other cases. The best way to approximate this sound is to attempt to make the vowel in “ski,” then retract your tongue toward the center of your mouth).
Here they are:

Now for the translations:

  • Hello = Bună
    (but we use this one merely with friends and family, when we say “Hello” to other people, we frequently use “Good day” = Bună ziua)

  • How are you? = Ce mai faci? (2nd person, singular) or Ce mai faceţi? (2nd person plural)
    We also use Ce mai faceţi? for 2nd person, singular, when we want to show respect to a person: “How are you, Mr. Prime-Minister?” = “Ce mai faceţi, domnule Prim-Ministru?”. So, you see, even though he is one person, we use the plural form, showing respect. If you think, it’s something like the “We, the King…” form.

  • My name is morico. = Numele meu este morico.

  • Thank you = Mulţumesc.


for those who speak Chinese or English:
ţ is z  汉字 Hàn zi or zz in pi zza
ș is sh  书 shū or s in sugar
î  is í   十一 sh í

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In Italian:

Hello- Ciao
How are you?- Come stai? / Come va?
My name is … - Mi chiamo …
What’s your name?- Come ti chiami?
Thank you- Grazie


Your language is super cute!

I love italian, such a happy language!


@Eurasia Basically you can use both but Wafaahs is right, “apprendre” has a more general meaning. You can say “I’m learning how to cook” or “I’m learning French”.
“étudier” is more specific. You’d say “étudier” if you study at university or take classes. It’s used for more structured learning processes.

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Thank you ^^

Kurdish ( at least the way i speak kurdish i am not very good in writing :slight_smile: )

  • Hello = Merhaba
  • How are you : Hûn çawa ne (formal)
  • My name is Yek = Navê min Yek e
  • Thank you = Sipas

Turkish ( not my native language but i have better writing skills here)

  • Hello = Selam/ Merhaba
  • How are you ? = Nasılsınız (formal) ; Nasılsın ( informal) ( in turkish they use ı here)
  • My Name is Yek = Benim adim Yek
  • Thank you = Teşekkür ederim ; short way : Teşekkürler ( ş is spoken like the sh in ***sh***are )
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Spanish: Español

Hello: Hola
How are you?: ¿Cómo esta?
My name is… : Mi nombre es…
Thank you: Gracias.