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Good afternoon in many languages

These are phrases you use when you greet people in the afternoon. Exactly when you use these phrases varies from country to country. In some languages, Spanish for example, the same words are used for afternoon and evening.

Language Afternoon greetings
Abkhaz Уа, мшы бзиа (Ua, mšy bzia)
Adyghe Уимафэ шІу
Afrikaans Goeie middag
Albanian (Gheg) Mir-dita
Albanian (Tosk) Mirëdita
Aleut Angaliichxizax̂
Aklan Mayad nga hapon
Alsatian Güete Nàchmittag
Amharic እንደምን ዋልክ? (i'ndemin walik?) - m
እንደምን ዋልሽ? (i'ndemin walish?) - f
አንደምን ዋሉ (i'ndemin walu) - frm
[how did you spend the day?]
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(misa' il khayr) مساء الخير
response - (misa' in noor) مساء النّور
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(masā' al-khayr) مساء الخير
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(mselkḥīr) مساء الخير
Aragonese Buena tardi
Armenian
(Eastern)
Բարի' օր: (Bari or) - rarely used
Armenian
(Western)
Բարի կէսօր: (Paree gesor)
Assamese শুভ আবেলি (xubhô abeli)
শুভ বিয়লি (xubhô biyôli)
Asturian Bones tardes
Azerbaijani Hər vaxtınız xeyir
Salam
Bashkir хәйерле көн
(xäyyerlye kön)
Basque Arratsalde on
Bavarian Guadn åmd
Åmd
Bhojpuri राम राम (raam raam)
Bosnian Dobar dan
Breton Demat
Bulgarian Добър ден (Dobãr den)
Burmese မဂႆလာပၝ (min-ga-la-ba)
Cape Verdean Creole Boa tardi
Catalan Bona tarda
Cebuano Maayong Hapon
Chabacano de Cavite Buenas noches
Chabacano de Zamboanga Buenas tardes
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Buenas tåtdes
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Buenos tatdes
Chinese
(Cantonese)
午安 (ńgh ōn)
Chinese
(Hakka)
食晝沒? (siit8zu5mut8?)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
午安 (wǔān)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
午安 (gō-an)
Chipewyan ʔédúhų́n dzídisítł’ą́ghé ɂedlánet’é
Cornish Dohajydh da
Corsican Bonghjornu
Croatian Dobar dan
Cuyonon Mayad nga apon
Czech Dobré odpoledne
Danish God eftermiddag
Dutch Goedemiddag
Goeiemiddag
Estonian Tere päevast
Ewe Ŋdɔ
Ŋdɔ na mi
Extremaduran Buena(s) tardi(s)
Alas buenas tardis
Faroese Góðan dagin
Fijian Bula
Ni sa Bula
Finnish Hyvää päivää
Päivää
Flemish (West) Ghoeie middagh
Ghoeiendagh
French Bonjour
Bon après-midi
Frisian (North) Moin
Frisian (West) Goeie middei
Friulian Bundì
Galician Boa tarde
Gascon Bon vrèspe
Georgian დილა მშვიდობისა (dila mshvidobisa)
German Guten Tag
Greek (Ancient) Χαῖρε! (Khaíre!)
Χαίρετε! (Khaírete!)
Greek (Modern) Καλό απόγευμα (Kaló apóyevma)
Greenlandic Inuugujaq
Guaraní Mba'eichapa nde ka'aru?
(How are you in the afternoon?)
Cheka'aru porâ, ha nde?
(I am having a good afternoon, and you?)
Che ka'aru porã avei
(I'm fine too)
Haitian Creole Bon apre-midi
Hausa Barka da yamma
Hawaiian Aloha ʻauinalā
Hebrew אחר צהריים טובים
(Achar tzahara'im tovim)
Hindi दोपहर के बाद नमस्कार
(dopahar ke bad namaskar) - rarely used
Hmong (White) Nyob zoo (common any time of day)
Nyob zoo sawv ntxov os (not common)
Nyob zoo thaum sawv ntxov (not common)
Hungarian Jó napot (kívánok)
Iban Selamat tengah hari (12-2pm)
Icelandic Góðan daginn
Góðan dag
Igbo Ndewo
Oga diri gị (reply)
Iloko Naimbag a malem
Indonesian Selamat sore
Inuktitut ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ (Unnuhatkut/Unnusakkut)
Iñupiaq Unnusatkun
Irish (Gaelic) Tráthnóna maith duit (sg)
Tráthnóna maith daoibh (pl)
Italian Buongiorno
Buon pomeriggio
Japanese こんにちは [今日は] (konnichiwa)
Javanese Sugeng siang
Jenesch Voscha zarra
Jèrriais Bouônjour
Kalmyk Ёдр нарта болтха!
(Ëdr narta boltxa!)
Kannada ಶುಭ ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನ (shubha madhyahna)
Kazakh Қайырлы күн! (Qayırlı kün!)
Khmer ទិវាសួស្ដី (tivaa soou sduii)
Khoekhoe (Nama) !Gâi tse!gâǁaeb.
Korean 안녕하십니까 (annyeong hashimnikka)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Rojbaş
Kurdish (Sorani) Roj baş
Kyrgyz Кутмандуу күнүңүз менен!
(Kutmanduu kününgüz menen!) - sg/frm
Latvian Labdien
Limburgish Gojemiddig
Lithuanian Laba diena
Low Saxon (Goden) Dag
Lozi Ki musihali
Lule Sámi Buorre biejvve
Luxembourgish Gudde Mëtteg
Macedonian Добар ден (Dobar den)
Maithili Dopahar ke bad namaskar
Malagasy Manao ahoana e
Malay Selamat tengah hari (12-2pm)
Maltese Wara nofs in-nar it-tajjeb
Mam Qa’lte
Manx (Gaelic) Fastyr mie
Māori Kia ora
Mauritian Creole Bon apré-midi
Mongolian Өдрийн мэнд (Ödriin mend)
Nahuatl Cualli Teotlac
Cualli Tiotaqui
Tiotaqui
Navajo Yá'át'ééh
Ndebele (Northern) Litshonile
Nepali नमस्कार
(namaskar)
Newari / Nepal Bhasa भिं न्हि
Nogai Куьн яхшы болсын
Northern Sámi Buorre beaivvi
Ipmel atti (reply)
Northern Sotho Dumêlang
Norwegian God ettermiddag
Occitan Bon vèspre
Ojibwe Mino giizhigad ("It's a good day")
Oriya ସୁଭ ଖରା ବେଳ (shubha kharaa bela)
Papiamento Bon tardi
Pashto (wradz mo pa kheyr) ورځ مو په خير
Polish Dzień dobry
Miłego popołudnia - (used when leaving)
Portuguese Boa tarde
Portuguese (Brazilian) Boa tarde
Quechua Wuynas tardis
Romanian Bună ziua
Romansh Buna sera
Buna saira
Russian Добрый день! (Dobryj den'!)
Rusyn Добрый динь (Dobryj dyn’)
Sakha Үтүө күнүнэн (ytyø kynynen)
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Bona sera
Scottish Gaelic Feasgar math
Scots Guid efternuin
Serbian Добар дан (Dobar dan)
Shona Masikati
Masikati, maswera sei? (reply)
Sicilian Bon jornu
Bona sira
Sinhala සුභ දවාලක් (subha dhavalak)
Slovak Dobré popoludnie (rarely used)
Slovenian Dober dan (from 8am until sunset)
Somali Galab wanaagsan
Southern Sámi Buerie biejjie
Spanish Buenas tardes
Stellingwarfs Goeiemiddag
Sundanese Wilujeng siang
Swahili Habari ya mchana
Swedish God eftermiddag
Swiss German Gueten Abig
Guete Daag
Tagalog Magandang hapon po (frm)
Magandang hapon (inf)
Tamil (formal) மதிய வணக்கம்
(madhiya vanakkam) [ml] [fm]
Tamil (informal) மதிய வணக்க
(madhiya vanakkã) [fm]
Tatar Xäyerle kön
Telugu శుభ దినం (shubha dhinaṅ)
Tetum Botarde
Lorokraik diak
Boastarde
Tibetan ཉིན་གུང་བདེ་ལེགས།
Tigrinya ከመይ ውዒልካ (kemey Wu’elka) m/sg
ከመይ ውዒልኪ (kemey Wu’elki) f/sg
ከመይ ውዒልኩም (kemey Wu’elkum) m/pl/frm
ከመይ ውዒልክን (kemey Wu’elkn) f/pl/frm
Tok Pisin Apinum
Tongan Mālō tau ma‘u e ho‘ata ni
Tsonga Indzengha
Tsotsil Mi li'ote
Tswana Thupama e e monate
Tumbuka Mwatandala uli? (How has your day been?)
Natandara makola, kwali imwe? (I had a fine day, how about you?) - reply
Turkish Tünaydın
İyi günler
Ukrainian Доброго дня (Dobroho dnia)
Urdu (roz bākhair) روز بخير
Uyghur چۈشلىكىڭىز خەيرىلىك بولسۇن!
(Chüshlikingız xäyrılik bolsun!)
Uzbek Hayirli kun
Venetian Bondì
Vietnamese Xin chào
Võro Hüvvä lõunaaigo
Welsh P'nawn da
Prynhawn da
Wolof Jamm nga yendoo
Xhosa Uben' emva kwemini entle
Yapese Fal'e misii
Yiddish (A gut ovnt) א גוט אָוונט
Yoruba Ẹ ku ọsan
Yucatec Maya Ma'lob chi'inil K'iin
Zazaki Perocê şıma xeyr bo
Zulu Sawubona (sg)
Sanibonani (pl)
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Bonan posttagmezon
Interlingua Bon die
Lojban coi