Today’s Daily Prompt asks which Superpower we would choose ~ and I’m torn between the ability to speak and understand any language or the ability to make any 2 people agree with each other. As synchronicity would have it, I already had written today’s post about World Hello Day so perhaps that qualifies my decision to get BOTH superpowers! 🙂
This morning I found out that yesterday was the 41st annual World Hello Day ~ did you know? From the website, here I found out that anyone can participate simply by greeting 10 people! This demonstrates the importance of personal communication for preserving peace which is something that I think many of us strive for in our lives and through our blogs. To reach out to others in order to connect is what I strive for myself. How about you?
I thought I’d share even if I am a day late ~ it certainly can’t hurt! Perhaps you will feel inspired to say hello to 10 people today ~ in real life and perhaps via blogging as well! Imagine how much good we could do if we all just said hello to someone else! Baby steps, that’s what it takes to reach world peace…are you willing to say hello? Please feel free to share this post as well ~ we could all use a kind greeting today!
I found a bunch of ways to say hello here. I can’t guarantee that it’s correct, but I thought it was a fun way to start a Friday!
|Mirëdita (to our Albanian friends)|
|Ahalan (to our Arabic speaking friends)|
|Parev (to our Armenian friends)|
|Zdravei / Zdrasti (to our Bulgarian friends)|
|Nei Ho (to our Cantonese speaking Chinese friends)|
|Dobrý den / Ahoj (to our Czech friends)|
|Goddag (to our Danish friends)|
|Goede dag, Hallo (to our Dutch friends)|
|Hello (to our English friends)|
|Saluton (to our Esperanto speaking friends)|
|Hei (to our Finnish friends)|
|Bonjour (to our French friends)|
|Guten Tag (to our German friends)|
|Gia’sou (to our Greek friends)|
|Aloha (to our Hawaiian friends)|
|Shalom (to our Hebrew speaking friends)|
|Namaste (to our Hindi speaking friends)|
|Jó napot (to our Hungarian friends)|
|Halló / Góðan daginn (to our Icelandic friends)|
|Halo (to our Indonesian friends)|
|Aksunai / Qanuipit? (to our Inuit friends)|
|Dia dhuit (to our Irish friends)|
|Salve / Ciao (to our Italian friends)|
|Kon-nichiwa (to our Japanese friends)|
|An-nyong Ha-se-yo (to our Korean friends)|
|Salve / Salvëte (to our Latin speaking ancient Roman friends)|
|Ni hao (to our Mandarin speaking Chinese friends)|
|Hallo (to our Norwegian friends)|
|Dzien’ dobry (to our Polish friends)|
|Olá (to our Portuguese friends)|
|Bunã ziua (to our Romanian friends)|
|Zdravstvuyte (to our Russian friends)|
|Hola (to our Spanish speaking friends)|
|Jambo / Hujambo (to our Swahili friends)|
|Hej (to our Swedish friends)|
|Sa-wat-dee (to our Thai friends)|
|Merhaba / Selam (to our Turkish friends)|
|Vitayu (to our Ukrainian friends)|
|Xin chào (to our Vietnamese friends)|
|Hylo; Sut Mae? (to our Welsh friends)|
|Sholem Aleychem (to our Yiddish speaking friends)|
|Sawubona (to our Zulu speaking friends)|
As a global event World Hello Day joins local participation in a global expression of peace. So that you know you are in good company, 31 winners of the Nobel Peace Prize are among the people who have realized World Hello Day’s value as an instrument for preserving peace and as an occasion that makes it possible for anyone in the world to contribute to the process of creating peace.
So what are you waiting for?
HELLO TO ALL!
Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You!
You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice:
- the ability to speak and understand any language
- the ability to travel through time
- the ability to make any two people agree with each other
Photographers, artists, poets: show us POWER.
Hola Querida Yvonne!
WOW – Muchos saludos. Love that you offered the greeting in many different languages.
Feliz Friday & Happy Weekend 🙂
Igualmente mi amiga! Y HOLA! besitos xo
Just plain HELLO. The ability to understand and speak all languages would be a dream come true because it would allow me to meet people all over our universe and be able to exchange ideas without the danger of misinterpretation of meaning.
I HEARTily agree with you! Thank you for stopping by! ♥
Good idea, Misifusa. Thank you for sharing!
Whenever we travel to a foreign country we learn, at a minimum, hello, goodbye, please and thank you. We feel like that gets us off on the right foot as a guest in someone else’s country. We mangle and butcher the language, especially in Eastern Europe or anywhere with a completely different alphabet (Russian), but people always appreciate our efforts. It’s a universal!
I agree with you! I love to know all sorts of tidbits in other languages. It makes me happy! ♥
HELLO!! My dear friend!! 😀
Have a wonderful Monday ahead, always~ Cheers!! 😀
Cheers to you! 🙂
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