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Malayalam Language Malayalam Vocabulary: How to Say Hello and Greetings

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🤗 Malayalam Greetings for Everyday Life[edit | edit source]

ഹലോ Malayalam learners!


Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.


If, for example, you are traveling in the state of Kerala in India or trying to learn Malayalam, read on for some of the most important greetings.


The word "greetings" in Malayalam is "ആശംസകൾ (āśansakaḷ)".


Some basic greetings are in the lists below. They will allow you to easily talk when meeting locals in Kerala.


Let’s get started!

Malayalam Language[edit | edit source]

  • Malayalam (മലയാളം, Malayāḷam) is a language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé district) by the Malayali people.
  • It is one of 22 scheduled languages of India and is spoken by 2.88% of Indians.

How to say "Hello" in Malayalam[edit | edit source]

Listen to the following recording to learn how to say “Hello” in Malayalam (pronunciation from a native speaker):


ഹലോ / halēā :

Main Greetings in Malayalam[edit | edit source]

Malayalam (writing) Malayalam (pronunciation) Translation
ഹലോ halēā Hello
ഹായ് അല്ലെങ്കിൽ ഹേ! hāy alleṅkil hē! Hi!
നമസ്കാരം namaskaaram general greeting
നമസ്തേ namaste general greeting
സുപഭാതം suprabhaatam morning greeting
ശുഭസന്ധ്യ subh sandhya evening greeting
ശുഭരാതി subharathri nighttime greeting
സുഖമാേണാ? sukhamaano? how are you?
സുഖമാണ് sukhamaan reply to സുഖമാേണാ
എങ്ങനുണ്ട് നിനക്ക്? engnganuṇṭu ninakku? how are you?
നന്നായിരിക്കുന്നു nannaayirikkunnu  reply to എങ്ങനുണ്ട് നിനക്ക്
എങ്ങനുണ്ട് കാര്യങ്ങഴ? engnganuṇṭu kaaryangngaḷ? how are you? informal
ചോറുണ്ടോ? chorruṇto? have you eaten?
സ്വാഗതം svagaatam welcome greeting
അകത്തേക്കു വരു akatekku varu welcome greeting, "come in"

Special Occasion Greetings In Malayalam[edit | edit source]

Here are other greetings in Malayalam used on different special occasions:

Malayalam (writing) Malayalam (Pronunciation) Translation
സന്തോഷകരമായ ക്രിസ്മസ് santēāṣakaramāya krismas Merry Christmas
പുതുവത്സരാശംസകൾ putuvatsarāśansakaḷ Happy New Year
ജന്മദിനാശംസകൾ janmadināśansakaḷ Happy Birthday
അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങൾ! abhinandanaṅṅaḷ! Congratulations!
എല്ലാ ആശംസകളും! ellā āśansakaḷuṁ! All the best!
ആശംസകൾ! āśansakaḷ! Best wishes!


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