How to Say Hello in German
One of the first words anyone wants to learn when figuring out a different language is usually the most common greetings. You want to be able to show proper manners and exchange pleasantries with any new person you meet.
Hello in German is “Hallo”. This is the most common form of greeting and most typical among friends and younger people. It’s the most simple greeting to pronounce and like in English it can also be shortened to hi or hey. Like in the English language you do not want to use these two forms of hello in any type of professional setting. They are very informal and friendly ways of saying hi.
Pronunciation of hello in German is going to sound just like the way you say it in English, although it may sound a little different when spoken by a German native.
A simple wave of your hand and a smile or a nod will work just as well.
Examples of how to say hello in German
“Hallo, mein Name ist Ashley.”
“Hello, my name is Ashley.”
“Hallo wie geht es dir heute?”
“Hello, How are you today?”
Hey, du willst heute Abend später ausgehen.
“Hey, you want to go out later tonight.”