Good evening in many languages

These are phrases you use when you greet people in the evening. 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 Good evening
Afrikaans Goeienaand
Albanian Mirëmbrëma
Aleut Amgiichxizax̂
Alsatian Güete Obe
A güata-n-owa
A göte-n-owwe.
Amharic አሳለፍከው? (mishitun i'ndet asalfekew?) - m
ምሽቱን እንዴት አሳለፍሽው? (ishitun i'ndet asalefeshiw?) - f
አንደምን አመሹ (i'ndemin amäshu) - frm
[how did you spend the evening?]
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(misa' il kẖayr) مساء الخير
response - (misa' in noor) مساء النّور
Arabic
(Lebanese)
Masa el khayr
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(masā'ul kẖayr) مساء الخير
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(mselkẖīr) مساء الخير
Aragonese Buena nuei
Armenian
(Eastern)
Բարի' երեկո: (Bari yereko)
Armenian
(Western)
Բարի իրիկուն:
(Paree eereegoon)
Assamese শুভ গধূলি (subha gadhuli)
Azeri Axşamınız xeyir
Basque Arratsalde on
Belarusian Добры вечар (Dobry vechar)
Bengali শুভ সন্ধ্যা। (shubho shondha)
Bosnian Dobro veče
Breton Nozvezh vat
Bulgarian Добър вечер (Dobãr večer)
Catalan Bona nit
Chamorro Buenas noches
Chechen суьйре дика хуьлда хьан
Cherokee ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎯᏰ (osda svhiye) ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎯᏰᏱ (osda svhiyeyi)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
晚安 (máahn ōn) 晚上好 (máahnseuhng hóu)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
晚安 (wǎnān) 晚上好 (wǎnshànghǎo)
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
夜到好 (yâtohô)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
暗安 (àm-an) / 晚安 (àm-an/bóan-an)
Cimbrian Guuten ābend
Cornish Gorthugher da
Gothewhar vaze (MC)
Corsican (À) bona sera
Croatian Dobra večer
Cuyonon Mayad nga gabi
Czech Dobrý večer
Danish God aften
Dutch Goedenavond / Goeienavond
Elfdalian Góð kveld
Esperanto Bonan vesperon
Estonian Tere õhtust
Faroese Gott kvøld
Fijian Bula, Ni sa Bula
Finnish Hyvää iltaa / Iltaa
French Bonsoir
Frisian (North) Gudeen
Frisian (West) Goeie jûn
Friulian Buinesere
Galician Boa tarde / Boas tardes / Bo serán
Georgian საღამო მშვიდობისა (saghamo mshvidobisa)
German Guten Abend
German (Bavarian) Gua̦dnamd
Greek (Modern) Καλησπέρα (kalispéra) - when you arrive
Καλό βράδυ (kaló vrádi) - when you leave
Greenlandic Inuugujaq
Gujarati સાંજે સારી (sān̄jē sārī)
Haitian Creole Bonswa
Hausa Barka da yamma
Hawaiian Aloha ahiahi
Hebrew (erev tov) ערב טוב
Hindi नमस्ते (namaste) शुभ सन्ध्या (śubh sandhyā)
Hungarian Jó estét (kívánok)
Icelandic Góða kvöldið
Igbo ndewo; oga diri gị (reply)
Iloko Naimbag a rabii
Indonesian Selamat sore
Interlingua Bon vespere
Inuktitut ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ (Unnuhatkut/Unnusakkut)
Iñupiaq Unnusatkun
Irish (Gaelic) Tráthnóna maith duit (sg)
Tráthnóna maith daoibh (pl)
Italian Buonasera
Japanese 今晩は / こんばんは (konbanwa)
Jèrriais Bônsouair
Kannada ಶುಭ ಸಾಯಂಕಾಲ (shubha sāyankāla)
Kashubian Dobri wieczór
Kazakh Қайырлы кеш! (Qayrli kesh!)
Кеш жарық! (Kesh zharyq!)
Khmer សាយ័ណ្ហសួស្ដី (saayan soou sduii)
Kinyarwanda Mwiriwe neza
Korean 안녕하십니까 (annyeong hashimnikka)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Êvarbaş; Êvara te bi xêr (sg) Êvarbaş; Êvara we bi xêr (pl)
Kurdish (Sorani) Êware baş
Kyrgyz Кутмандуу кечиниз менен (Kutmanduu kechingiz menen)
Ladino (Buenas tardes) בואינאס טארדיס
Latin Bonum Vesper!
Latvian Labvakar
Limburgish Gojenaovend
Lithuanian Labas vakaras
Lozi Lobala ka kozo
Lule Sámi Buorre iehket
Luxembourgish Gudden Owend
Macedonian Добра вечер (Dobra vecher)
Malagasy Manao ahoana e
Malay Selamat malam
Malayalam ശുഭസന്ധ്യ (śubh sandhya)
Maldivian Bajaveri haveer eh
Maltese Bonswa / Il-Lejla it-tajba
Manx (Gaelic) Fastyr mie
Māori Kia ora
Marathi शुभ-संध्या (shubh-sandhyā)
Mauritian Creole Bonswar
Mongolian Оройн мэнд (Oroin mend)
Navajo Yá'át'ééh
Ndebele (Northern) Litshonile
Nepali शुभ सन्ध्या (subha sandhya)
Northern Sámi Buorre eahket / Ipmel atti (reply)
Norwegian God kveld
Occitan Bonser
Ojibwe Mino dibikad ("It's a good night")
Oriya Subha sandhya
Papiamento Bon nochi
Pashto (maakhaam mo pa kheyr) ماښام مو په خير
(khah maakhaam) ماشام شه
Persian (Farsi) (asr bekheir) عصر بخير
Polish Dobry wieczór / Miłego wieczoru
Dobrego wieczoru (used when leaving) - rarely used
Portuguese Boa tarde
Quechua Wuynas nuchis
Romanian Bună seara
Romansh Buna sera / Buna saira
Russian Добрый вечер! (Dobryj večer!)
Samoan Manuia le afiafi
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Bona sera
Scots Guid forenicht, Guid eenin
Scottish Gaelic Feasgar math
Serbian Добро вече (Dobro veče)
Sesotho Fonane (sg) Fonaneng (pl)
Sicilian Bona sira
Shona Manheru
Sinhala සුභ සැන්දෑවක් (subha sandhavak)
Slovak Dobrý večer
Slovenian Dober večer
Somali Fiid wanaagsan
Sorbian (Upper) Dobry wječor
Southern Sámi Buerie iehkede
Spanish Buenas tardes / Buenas noches
Stellingwarfs Goeienaovend
Swahili Habari ya jioni
Swedish God kväll
Swiss German Gueten Oobe
Tagalog Magandang gabi po (frm) Magandang gabi (inf)
Tahitian Ia ora oe i teie po
Tamil மாலை வணக்கம் (mālai vanakkam)
Tatar Xäyerle kiç
Telugu నమస్కారం (namaskārām) - frm
నమస్తే (namaste) - inf
Tetum Bonoite / Kalan diak / Boasnoite
Thai สวัสดีครับ/ค่ะ (sà-wàt-dee kráp/kâ)
Tibetan དགོང་དྲོ་བདེ་ལེགས།
Tigrinya ከመይ ኣምሲኻ (kemey Amsika) m/sg
ከመይ ኣምሲኺ (kemey Amsiki) f/sg
ከመይ ኣምሲኹም (kemey Amsikum) m/pl/frm
ከመይ ኣምሲኽን (kemey Amsikn) f/pl/frm
Tok Pisin Apinum / Gut nait
Tongan Malo tau ma'u e efiafi ni
Tswana Muitsibowa a a monate
Turkish İyi akşamlar
Ukrainian Доброго вечора (Dobroho večora)
Urdu (roz bākhair) روز بخير
Uzbek Hayirli kech
Venda Ri perile
Venetian Bona sera
Vietnamese Chào buổi tối
Võro Tere õdagust
Welsh Noswaith dda
Wolof Naka ngon si
Xhosa Ubusuku obuhle
Yapese Fal'e baleyal
Yiddish (A gut ovnt) א גוט אָוונט
Yorùbá Ẹ ku alẹ
Yucatec Maya Ma'lob ak'ab
Zazaki Şan be xér
Zulu Sawubona (sg)
Sanibonani (pl)