Wondering how to say hello in Palauan?
This post covers how to greet people in Palauan and teaches you some essential phrases including ‘hello’, ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ and ‘good night’.
Hopefully you’ll leave this page knowing some essential Palauan greetings.
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How Do You Say Hello In Palauan?
If you want to say hello in Palauan then you can do so with the following phrase:
- Hello – Alii (Ah-lee)
This is the most common way to say hi or hello in Palauan.
Click here to hear the pronunciation of this Palauan word by a native speaker.
How To Say Other Greetings In Palauan e.g. ‘Good Morning’
You may want to use some other greetings in Palauan such as ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ and ‘good night’. Check out these other Palauan greetings below:
How To Say Good Morning In Palauan
To say good morning in Palauan, you can say one of the following phrases.
There are actually 2 different versions of the phrase.
- Good morning – Ungil tutau (Oong-yil-too-taw)
This is the most common way to say good morning in Palau. This phrase can be used at any point during the morning.
- Good morning – Ungil chodechosong (Oong-yil oth-o-song)
This version of good morning in Palauan is only used in the mid-morning time closer to noon.
How To Say Good Afternoon In Palauan
To say good afternoon in Palauan, you can say:
- Good afternoon – Ungil sueleb (Oong-yil swelb-uh)
This phrase can be used in the afternoon time after 12PM noon.
How To Say Good Evening In Palauan
To say good evening in Palauan, you can say:
- Good evening – Ungil kebesengei (Oong-yil kebba-sung-ay)
This phrase is used in the evening time from around 6PM onwards.
How To Say Good Night In Palauan
To say good night in Palauan, you can say:
- Good night – Ungil kebesengei (Oong-yil kebba-sung-ay)
This phrase is used to say both good evening and good night in Palauan.
You can hear the pronunciation of some of these words and phrases by a native Palauan speaker in the videos below:
Thanks for reading this post on how to greet someone in Palauan.
Hopefully you now know how to say ‘hello’ in Palauan and also how to say ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ and ‘good night’ in Palauan.
You can find out more about the Palauan language here.