How to Say "Hello" and "Goodbye" Around the World

Más del 50 por ciento de las personas en el mundo hablan más de un idioma. In case you're not up to speed with your Español, that means more than 50 percent of people in the world speak more than one language. As business, trade, culture, government and arts evolve by transcending geographical boundaries, the need for people to learn additional languages also continues to grow. Consider the fact that the majority of current English words originate from words and sounds borrowed from other languages; approximately 60 percent of those words stem from ancient Greek and Latin.

Take the first steps toward connecting with the world around you through verbal communication. The benefit? It could make you smarter. Engrain in your brain standard greetings by learning to say "hello" and "goodbye" in six different languages through this handy playlist. ¡Buena suerte!

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Written By Curiosity Staff May 12, 2014