Hindi: Namaste

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khushi

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russian, Russia
Hi
can someone tell me, please if Namaste means only hello or also bye?
if its only hello, how is then bye in hindi???
How can I say: Hello my friend .....+ bye
thanks for help
 
  • linguist786

    Senior Member
    English, Gujarati & Urdu
    The proper word in Hindi for "bye!" is: अलविदा (Alvidaa)

    However, I don't think people say that very often. Muslims would say "खुदा हाफ़िज़" (Khudaa Haafiz). (Infact Muslims don't say "Namaste" at all, they say Assalamu alaikum even for greeting)

    However, I have heard people say नमस्ते (Namaste) for "bye" (Hindus) - so yes, you're kind of right. I guess it's a bit like Italian with "Ciao".

    One thing that is heard very often is फिर मिलेंगे (fir milenge) which literally means "(We) will meet again"
     
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