How to say Hello in Russian?

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How to say Hello in Russian?

Postby Nordie » 2016-08-29, 13:21

Hi guys, I'm just starting learning Russian language, and can someone tell me how to say - Hello in Russian language?

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Re: How to say Hello in Russian?

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Re: How to say Hello in Russian?

Postby Katya O. » 2018-03-08, 9:12

You can say hello in many ways. The main thing: you should correspond to the situation.

When you say hello to your friends, you can say: "здорово", "привет".
When you say hello to adult, strangers, teachers: "здравствуйте" (hello), "добрый день" (good afternoon) ,"добрый вечер" (good afternoon), "доброе утро" (good morning). :)

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Re: How to say Hello in Russian?

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-06-02, 17:44

Katya O. wrote:When you say hello to your friends, you can say: "здорово", "привет".
When you say hello to adult, strangers, teachers: "здравствуйте" (hello), "добрый день" (good afternoon) ,"добрый вечер" (good afternoon), "доброе утро" (good morning). :)

Really, people say "здорово" for 'hi'? And they don't say "здравствуй"?

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Re: How to say Hello in Russian?

Postby Fruchtenstein » 2019-06-27, 9:04

Yes, "здорово" is very common between close friends. It may sound a bit too colloquial, but "здравствуй" is even more rare, because it carries a mix of polite greeting "здравствуйте" and informal singular :) It may be heard from an adult addressing a kid, for example.
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