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How do you say hello in Malay?

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How do you say hello in Malay?

Is there a catch-all "Selamat" phrase for saying hello any time of the day?

You have Selamat pagi in the morning, Selamat tengah hari in the afternoon, Selamat petang in the evening and Selamat malam in the night. Is there a "Selamat" phrase that can be used at any time of the day?

Example, can I say Selamat petang in the morning and afternoon also or must I use the Selamat greeting to match the time of day?

I don't want to use hi or hello.

1. Re: How do you say hello in Malay?

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2. Re: How do you say hello in Malay?

You should use the Selemat Greeting appropriate to the time of day. Alternatively you could use Apa khabar (how are you?) or just stick with hello (locally helo).

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