Home

About Us

Gift Certificates

Gift Ideas

Sales & Promotions

Offline Order Form

Songs By Subject

Songs By Artist

Songbooks &
    Sheet Music

SFT Blog

Credit Cards

Purchase orders accepted

 

 

 


'Round The World With Ways To Say Hello
Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Hap Palmer

    
This song is available on Hap Palmer's "Can A Jumbo Jet Sing The Alphabet?"

Skills and Concepts:
- recognizing that different cultures have different ways of saying "hello."
- encouraging respect for cultural diversity
- hearing that words are made up of sequences of individual sounds and syllables.

"Hello" in Different LanguagesVocabulary:
hola, hejsan, jambo, bonjour, privet, ni hao, shalom, salaam, annyong, konnichiwa, sawubona, prijatno, namaste, dzien dobry, aloha.

Activity:
This is a call and response song about the ways people say "hello" in different languages. Children listen to each word or phrase then sing it back like an echo. As a lead up activity, it is helpful to break the words into syllables and slowly say each syllable one at a time. This is an excellent activity for helping children develop phonemic awareness, or the ability to hear the sounds of language.

 

Hola, hola, (OH-lah) says hello in Spanish
Hejsan, hejsan, (HEY-sun) that's the word in Swedish
Jambo, jambo, (JAHM-boh) says it in Swahili
'Round and 'round the world we go with ways to say hello

Bonjour, bonjour, (bohn-zhoor) says hello in French
Privet, privet, (preev-YET) that's the word in Russian
Ni hao, ni hao, (nee how) says it in Chinese
'Round and 'round the world we go with ways to say hello

There are oh, so, many friendly ways
Every language has a word or phrase

Shalom, shalom, (sha-lome) says hello in Hebrew
Salaam, salaam in (sah-lahm) Arabic and Persian
Annyong , annyong, (ahn-yohng) says it in Korean
'Round and 'round the world we go with ways to say hello

Konnichiwa, konnichiwa, (Ko-nee-chee-wa) says hello in Japanese
Sawubona, sawubona, (saw-oo-BOH-nah) that's the word in Zulu
Prijatno, prijatno, (pree-yat-no) says it in Macedonian
'Round and 'round the world we go with ways to say hello

There are oh, so, many friendly ways
Every language has a word or phrase

Namaste, namaste, (nah-MUS-stay) says hello in Hindi
Dzien dobry, dzien dobry, (JEEN-do-bri) that's the word in Polish
Aloha, aloha, says it in Hawaiian
'Round and 'round the world we go with ways to say hello

 

Follow up:
Sing this song using greetings from other languages. Here are some possibilities: Mingala ba (Burmese) Bula (Fijian) Halito (Choctaw) Dobar dan (Croatian) Talofa (Samoan) Bawoni (Yoruba) Guten Tag (German) Poolah (Setswana) Zdravo (Serbian).

 

See more of our Multicultural and Early Childhood Song Lyrics

Many thanks to Hap Palmer for permission to display these lyrics.
© Hap-Pal Music. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

  


Multicultural Song Lyrics


Early Childhood Song Lyrics


Multicultural Music Products

 

Sign Up for our Free Monthly Newsletter
Email: