Say Hello in Different Languages
A robust social life can contribute greatly to brain health. And, there’s no better way to make friends than to start off with a warm welcome. To practice your memory strategies, pair up now with a partner and learn the phrase “Hello! How are You?” in as many languages as you can from the list below. Want to increase the challenge? Add a time limit. Then, without looking at the list see how many of language phrases you remember. Feeling competitive? Compare your list against a friends’ list. Count 1 point for each correct answer.
Time: 15 Minutes
You Will Need; Pen and Paper, stopwatch
Cognitive Skills Worked: Attention, verbal skills, memory
Pair Up! Break your group into pairs
Ready. Set. GO!
Arabic: Marhabaan. Kayf halk?
Chinese: Ni hao. Ni hao ma?
Croatian: Zdravo. Kako si?
French: Bonjour. Comment allez-vous?
German: Hallo. Wie gehts?
Hebrew: Shalom. Ma nish ma?
Hindi: Namaste. Kya haal hai?
Irish: Dia dhuit. Conas ta tu?
Japenese: Kon’nichiwa. Ogenkidesuka?
Latin. Salve. Quid agis?
Russian. Zdrvstvuyte. Kak dela?
Spanish: Hola. Como estas?
Swedish: Halla. Hur mar du?
Thai: Swasdi. Pen xyangri bang?
Turkish: Merhaba. Nasilsin?
Vietnamese: Xin chào. Bạn khỏe không?
Zulu: Sawubon. Unjani?