Dictionaries for Postcrossers (wiki)

On this wiki one can find (and contribute to) the translation of common expressions used in postcard exchanges.

Feel free to contribute to it, but please:

  • always follow the structure & content used in the already existing languages; don’t add/remove expressions so that the same uniform content can be found throughout;
  • only make edits to languages you are a native speaker of;
  • keep in mind the context that they are to be used for: to write on a postcard to someone you don’t know well, but still keeping it friendly and informal;
  • if there are relevant distinct regional dialects of the same language, those can be added too under the respective language (please don’t remove the existing ones), and indicate the dialect name as well next to it.
  • If you have a whole new language to add, we’re here to help with the formatting if needed.

Arabic for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

[name] مرحبا. اسمي

Nice to get to know you.

تشرفت بمعرفتك

I’m from […].

[...] أنا من

Postcard

بطاقة بريدية

Postage stamp

طابع بريدي

Greetings from […].

[...] سلامات من

Bye

مع السلامة

I’m from […] and I don’t speak [insert your language] at all.

أنا من […] و لا أتكلم العربية أبداَ

Greetings

مع السلامة

Goodbye

مع السلامة

Have a nice day!

نهاركم سعيد

Thank you for your card.

شكراَ لك على البطاقة البريدية

How do you do?

كيف حالك

Airmail

بريد جوّي

Armenian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Բարև, իմ անունը [name] է:

Nice to get to know you.

Հաճելի է ծանոթանալ:

I’m from […].

Ես *[…]*ից եմ:

Postcard

Բացիկ

Postage stamp

Նամականիշ

Greetings from […].

Ողջույններ *[…]*ից:

Bye

Ցտեսություն

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Armenian at all.

Ես *[…]*ից եմ և ընդհանրապես հայերեն չգիտեմ:

Greetings

Ողջույններ

Goodbye

Ցտեսություն

Have a nice day!

Քեզ հաճելի օր եմ մաղթում:

Thank you for your card.

Շնորհակալություն բացիկի համար:

How do you do?

Ինչպե՞ս ես:

Airmail

Օդային փոստ:

Assamese for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

নমস্কাৰ, মোৰ নাম [name]

Nice to get to know you.

আপোনাক জানিবলৈ পাই ভাল লাগিল।

I’m from […].

মই […] ৰ।

Postcard

পষ্টকাৰ্ড

Postage stamp

ডাক টিকট

Greetings from […].

[…] ৰ পৰা শুভেচ্ছা যাচিলোঁ।

Bye

বিদায়

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Assamese at all.

মই […] ৰ আৰু মই অসমীয়া একেবাৰে নাজানোঁ।

Greetings

শুভেচ্ছা

Goodbye

বিদায়

Have a nice day!

আপোনাৰ দিনটো শুভ হওক!

Thank you for your card.

আপোনাৰ কাৰ্ডখনৰ বাবে ধন্যবাদ।

How do you do?

আপোনাৰ ভাল নে?

Airmail

এয়াৰমেইল

Belarusian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Прывiтанне. Мяне клiчуць [name].

Прывітаньне. Мяне зваць [Імя].

Nice to get to know you.

Прыемна з табой пазнаёмiцца.

Вельмі прыемна.

I’m from […].

Я з […].

Postcard

Паштоўка

Postage stamp

(паштовая) марка

Greetings from […].

Прывітанне з […].

Bye

Пакуль

Бывай

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Belarusian at all.

Я з “[…]” і не ведаю ні слова па-беларуску.

Я з […] і не разумею па-беларуску.

Greetings

З найлепшымі пажаданнямі

(Literally: “with best regards”)

Goodbye

Да пабачэння

Бывай здаровы (male)

Бывай здаровая (female)

Бывайце здаровыя (plural)

Have a nice day!

Добрага табе дня! (informal)

Добрага вам дня! (formal)

Thank you for your card.

Дзякуй табе за паштоўку. (informal)

Дзякуй вам за паштоўку. (formal)

How do you do?

Як твае справы?

Як маесься?

Bengali for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

সালাম। আমার নাম [name]

(Pronounce: Salam. Aamar naam [name])

Nice to get to know you.

তোমার সাথে পরিচিত হয়ে খুশি হলাম।

(Pronounce: Tomar shathe porichito hoye khushi holam)

I’m from […].

আমি […] থেকে।

(Pronounce: Ami […] theke)

Postcard

পোস্টকার্ড

(Pronounce: Postcard)

Postage stamp

ডাক টিকেট

(Pronounce: Daak ticket)

Greetings from […].

[…] থেকে শুভেচ্ছা।

(Pronounce: […] theke shuveccha)

Bye

বিদায়

(Pronounce: Bidaay)

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Bengali at all.

আমি […] থেকে এবং বাংলা একেবারেই বলতে পারিনা।

(Pronounce: ami […] theke abong Bunglaa akebarei bolte parina)

(Bengali = বাংলা - Pronounce: Bunglaa)

Greetings

শুভেচ্ছা

(Pronounce: Shuveccha)

Goodbye

বিদায়

(Pronounce: Bidaay)

Have a nice day!

দিনটি শুভ হোক!

(Pronounce: Dhinti shuvo hoak!)

Thank you for your card.

তোমাকে তোমার কার্ডের জন্য ধন্যবাদ।

(Pronounce: Tomake tomar kard er jonno dhonnobaad)

How do you do?

তুমি কেমন আছ?

(Pronounce: Tumi kemon acho?)

Airmail

উড়োডাক

(Pronounce: Yorawdaak)

Bulgarian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Здравей.Моето име е [name]

Nice to get to know you.

Приятно ми е да се запознаем.

I’m from […].

Аз съм от […]

Postcard

Пощенска картичка…

Postage stamp

Пощенска марка…

Greetings from […].

Поздрави от…

Bye

Чао…

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Bulgarian at all.

Аз съм от […] и изобщо не говоря български.

Greetings

Поздрави…

Goodbye

Довиждане…

Have a nice day!

Приятен ден.

Thank you for your card.

Благодаря за картичката.

How do you do?

Как я караш?

Cantonese for Postcrossers (Postcards to Hong Kong/Macau/Guangdong)

Hello. My name is [name].

哈囉!我【嘅*(or use “ge”)*】名係 […]

Nice to get to know you.

好開心識到你。

I’m from […].

我尼自 […]

Postcard

明信片

Postage stamp

郵票

Greetings from […].

尼自*[…]* 【嘅*(or use “ge”)*】祝福.。

Bye

拜拜

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Cantonese/Mandarin at all.

我尼自*[…]*但係我唔識講廣東話/國語。

Greetings

祝福您

Goodbye

再見

Have a nice day!

祝您有個美好【嘅*(or use “ge”)*】一日!

Thank you for your card.

多謝您寄尼【嘅*(or use “ge”)*】明信片。

How do you do?

您好嗎?

Catalan for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Hola. Em dic [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Encantada de coneixe’t.

I’m from […].

Sóc de […].

Postcard

Postal

Postage stamp

segell

Greetings from […].

Records des de […].

Bye

Adéu

I’m from […] and I don’t speak catalan at all.

Sóc de […] i no sé parlar ni una mica de català.

Greetings

Records

Salutacions

Goodbye

Adéu

Have a nice day!

Que tinguis un bon dia

Thank you for your card.

Gràcies per la teva postal.

How do you do?

Què tal?

Com va?

Airmail

Per correu aèri

Good luck

Molta sort

Chinese (simplified) for Postcrossers (Postcards to China)

Hello. My name is [name].

你好. 我的名字叫 [name]

Nice to get to know you.

很高兴见到你。

I’m from […].

我来自 […]

Postcard

明信片

Postage stamp

邮票

Greetings from […].

来自 […] 的问候。

Bye

再见

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Chinese at all.

我来自 […], 我完全不会说汉语。

Greetings

向你问好

Goodbye

再见

Have a nice day!

祝你有美好的一天

Thank you for your card.

谢谢你的明信片。

How do you do?

你好吗?

Chinese (traditional) for Postcrossers (Postcards to Taiwan)

Hello. My name is [name].

你好. 我的名字是 […].

Nice to get to know you.

很高興認識你.

I’m from […].

我來自 […].

Postcard

明信片

Postage stamp

郵票

Greetings from […].

來自*[…]* 的祝福.

Bye

再見

Or just “Bye”.

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Traditional Chinese at all.

我來自*[…]*而且我不會說中文.

Greetings

祝福你.

Goodbye

再見

Have a nice day!

祝你有個美好的一天!

Thank you for your card.

謝謝你寄明信片來.

How do you do?

你好嗎?

Cornish for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Salud dit!

Demat deoc’h! [Name] vez graet ac’hanon. (More polite)

Nice to get to know you.

Polite: Laouen on da ober anaoudegezh ganit.

Formal: Laouen on da ober anaoudegezh ganeoc’h.

I’m from […].

Me zo deus […].

“Me zo deus Aostria.” = “I’m from Austria.”

Postcard

kartenn-bost

Postage stamp

timbr

Plural: timbroù

Hello

C’hwe!

Salud dit!

Goodbye

Kenavo

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Cornish at all.

Me zo deus […], ha ne gomzan ger brezhonek ebet.

Greetings

Gourc’hemennoù

Best regards

Gant ma gwellañ gourc’hemennoù

Thank you for your card.

Polite: Trugarez vras evit da gartenn-bost.

Informal: Trugarez vras evit ho kartenn-post.

How do you do?

Mat an traoù?

Thank you

Meur ras.

Croatian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Pozdrav. Zovem se [name]

Nice to get to know you.

Drago mi je što smo se upoznali.

I’m from […].

Ja sam iz […].

Postcard

Razglednica

Postage stamp

poštanska marka

Greetings from […].

Pozdrav iz […].

Bye

Bok

I’m from […] and I don’t speak [insert your language] at all.

Ja sam iz […] i ne govorim [hrvatski jezik].

Greetings

Pozdrav

Goodbye

Zbogom

Have a nice day!

Želim ti dobar dan!

or: Uživaj!

Thank you for your card.

Hvala na razglednici.

How do you do?

Kako si?

Czech for Postcrossers

My name is [name].

Ahoj. Jmenuji se [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Těší mě.

I’m from [Germany, Finland, Japan, America, Italy, …].

Jsem z [Německa, Finska, Japonska, Ameriky, Itálie, …]

Postcard

Pohlednice

Postage stamp

Známka

Greetings from […].

Pozdrav z […].

Bye

Ahoj

I’m from […] and I don’t speak czech at all.

Jsem z […] a vůbec česky nemluvím.

Greetings

Pozdrav

Goodbye

Na shledanou

Have a nice day!

Hezký den!

Thank you for your card.

Polite: Děkuji za Vasi pohlednici.

Informal: Děkuju za tvou pohlednici.

How do you do?

Polite: Jak se máte?

Informal: Jak se máš?

Danish for Postcrossers

Hello, my name is … [name].

Hej, jeg hedder [name]
Hej, mit navn er [name]

Nice to get to know/meet you.

(Det er) hyggeligt at hilse på/at møde dig.

I am from Germany, Italy, USA, Finland, France, China, Brazil …

Jeg er fra …
Jeg kommer fra Tyskland, Italien, USA, Finland, Frankrig, Kina, Brasilien …

Postcard

Postkort

Postage stamp

Frimærke

Greetings from …

Mange hilsner fra …

Bye

Farvel
Farvel så længe (Farewell so long)
Hej hej (informal)

I am from … and I do not speak Danish at all.

Jeg er fra … og jeg taler slet ikke Dansk

Have a nice day.

(Du må) have en god dag.

Thank you for your postcard.

Mange tak for dit kort.

How are you ?

Hvordan har du det ?
Hvordan går det ?

Airmail

Luftpost

Dutch for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Hallo. Mijn naam is [naam].

Nice to get to know you.

Leuk je te leren kennen.

I’m from […].

Ik kom uit […].

Postcard

Ansichtkaart (Netherlands)

Postkaart (Flemish Dutch, Belgiƫ)

Postage stamp

Postzegel

Greetings from […].

Groeten uit […]. (for a geographical origin)

Groeten van [Name]. (greetings from a person)

Bye

Dag

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Dutch at all.

Ik kom uit […] en ik spreek geen woord Nederlands.

Greetings

Groetjes (casual)

Groeten

Goodbye

Tot ziens

Thank you for your card.

Bedankt voor je kaart.

How do you do?

Hoe gaat het?

Esperanto for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Saluton. Mi nomiĝas [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Plezuro koni vin.

I’m from […].

Mi loĝas en […].

Postcard

Poŝtkarto.

Postage stamp

poŝtmarko.

Greetings from […].

Salutojn el […].

Varmajn salutojn el […]. (“Warm greetings”)

Korajn salutojn el […]. (“Heartly greetings”)

Bye

Ĝis.

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Esperanto at all.

Mi loĝas en […], kaj mi tute ne scipovas Esperanton.

Greetings

Salutojn.

Goodbye

Ĝis.

Have a nice day!

Bonan tagon al vi!

Thank you for your card.

Dankon pro via poŝtkarto.

How do you do?

Kiel vi fartas?

Estonian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Tere. Minu nimi on [nimi].

Nice to get to know you.

Meeldiv tutvuda.

I’m from “Germany”.

Ma tulen “Saksamaalt”.

In case, you are not from Germany (Saksamaalt):
from Norway = Norrast
from Sweden = Rootsist
from England = Inglismaalt
from Spain = Hispaaniast
from China = Hiinast
from Japan = Jaapanist
from France = Prantsusmaalt
from Finland = Soomest
from Portugal = Portugalist
from Russia = Venemaalt
from Lithuania = Leedust
from Latvia = Lätist
from USA = Ameerikast

Postcard

Postkaart.

Postage stamp

Postmark

Greetings from “Germany”.

Tervitused “Saksamaalt”.

Bye

Head aega!

I’m from […] and I don’t speak estonian at all.

Ma tulen […] ja ma ei oska (üldse) eesti keelt.

Word “üldse” means “at all” in english, so this sentence can be used with or without this word in my language.

Greetings

Tervitused

Goodbye

Head aega!

Have a nice day!

Kena päeva!

Thank you for your card.

Tänan Sind kaardi eest!

How do you do?

Kuidas läheb?

Filipino for Postcrossers

My name is [name].

Ang pangalan ko ay [pangalan].

(Or:) Ako si [pangalan].

Nice getting know you.

Ikinagagalak kong makilala ka.

I’m from […].

Ako ay mula sa “[…]

I’m from the [country]. (Or:) I live in [country].

Taga-[bansa] ako.

(Or:) Nakatira ako sa [bansa].

ex. “I’m from the Philippines.” → “Taga-Pilipinas ako.”

Postcard

Postcard

postage stamp

selyo

Greetings

Maligayang bati! (Literally: Joyful greetings)

Greetings from […].

Maligayang bati mula kay [Name].

Maligayang bati mula sa [Place].

Bye

Paalam

(Or:) Hanggang sa muli

Have a nice day!

Magandang araw sa iyo!

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Filipino at all.

ko ay mula sa […] at hindi ako nakakapagsalita ng Pilipino.

How are you?

Kumusta ka?

I hope you like this.

Sana magustuhan mo 'to.

Thank you for your card.

Maraming salamat sa iyong postcard.

Finnish for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Hei. Minun nimeni on [Name].

Nice to get to know you.

Hauska tutustua.

I’m from Germany.

Olen Saksasta. [updated]

Postcard

postikortti

Postage stamp

postimerkki

Greetings from Germany.

Terveisiä Saksasta.

Bye

Hei hei

I’m from Germany and I don’t speak Finnish at all.

Olen Saksasta, enkä puhu suomea sanaakaan

(or at all : ollenkaan) [updated]

Greetings

Tervehdys

Tervehdys [name]

Goodbye

Näkemiin

Have a nice day!

Mukavaa päivää!

Thank you for your card.

Kiitos kortistasi

(paljon = much) [updated]

How do you do?

Miten menee?

All the best!

Kaikkea hyvää!

French for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Bonjour, je m’appelle [nom].

Nice to get to know you.

Je suis heureux/heureuse de faire ta connaissance.

I’m from […].

Je viens de […].

Postcard

Carte postale

Postage stamp

Timbre

Greetings from […].

Salutations de […].

Bye

Salut

I’m from […] and I don’t speak french at all.

Je viens de […] et je ne parle pas du tout le français.

Goodbye

Au revoir

Have a nice day!

Bonne journée!

Thank you for your card.

Merci pour ta carte

How do you do?

Comment ça va?

German for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Hallo. Mein Name ist [Name].

Nice to get to know you.

Nett, dich kennenzulernen.

I’m from […].

Ich komme aus […].

Postcard

Postkarte

postage stamp

Briefmarke

Greetings from […].

Grüße aus […].

Bye

Tschüss

I’m from […] and I don’t speak German at all.

Ich komme aus […] und spreche kein Wort Deutsch.

Greetings

Grüße

Goodbye

Auf Wiedersehen

Have a nice day!

Einen schönen Tag!

Thank you for your card.

Danke für deine Karte.

How do you do?

Wie geht es dir?

Greek for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Γειά. Με λένε [όνομα].

Nice to get to know you.

Χαίρομαι που σε γνωρίζω.

I’m from […].

Είμαι από […].

In Greek, the name of each country is accompanied by an article, so when we say “I’m from [country]”, we usually use the article as well, but this information would make things too complicated.

Postcard

Κάρτα

Καρτ-ποστάλ

postage stamp

γραμματόσημο

Greetings from […].

Χαιρετίσματα από […]

Bye

Γεια

Αντίο

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Greek at all.

Είμαι από […] και δεν μιλάω καθόλου Ελληνικά.

In Greek, the name of each country is accompanied by an article, so when we say “I’m from [country]”, we usually use the article as well, but this information would make things too complicated.

Greetings

Χαιρετίσματα

Goodbye

Αντίο

Have a nice day!

Καλή σου μέρα!

Να έχεις μια καλή μέρα!

Thank you for your card.

Ευχαριστώ για την κάρτα σου.

How do you do?

Τι κάνεις;

Πώς είσαι; (exact translation: How are you?)

Hebrew for Postcrossers

Please note, that the language is written right-to-left.

Hello. My name is [name].

[name] שלום, שמי הוא

Nice to get to know you.

.נעים להכיר אותך

I’m from […].

*[…]*אני מ

Postcard

גלויה

postage stamp

בול דואר

Greetings from […].

*[…]*ברכות מ

Bye

להתראות

I’m from “[…]” and I don’t speak Hebrew at all.

אני מ"[…]" ואני לא מדבר עברית כלל (male speaker)

אני מ"[…]" ואני לא מדברת עברית כלל (female speaker)

Greetings

ברכות

Goodbye

להתראות

Have a nice day!

!יום נעים

Thank you for your card.

.תודה על הגלויה שלך

How do you do?

?מה שלומך

Hindi for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Namaste. Mera naam [name] hai.

Nice to get to know you.

Aapko janke accha laga.

I’m from […].

Mai […] se hu.

Postcard

Postcard

Postage stamp

Daak ticket.

Greetings from […].

[…] se aapka abhivadan hai.

Bye

Alvida

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Hindi at all.

Mai […] se hu aur mai Hindi acchi nahi bolta (for boys) / bolti (for girls)

Greetings

Abhivadan

Goodbye

Alvida

Have a nice day!

Aapka din accha ho!

Thank you for your card.

Apke card ke liye dhanyavad.

How do you do?

Aap kaise ho?

Hungarian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Szia, a nevem [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Örülök, hogy megismerhetlek

I’m from […].

[place] ben élek.

or: *[place]*ban élek.

Notice: You can’t really have a formula for this one, because depending on your place the vowels can change… if the last vowel in the name of the place is E or I, chances are, it will be the first version. If it is A or O or Us, then it will be most likely the second.

I am from Hungary.

Magyarországról jöttem.

Postcard

Képeslap

Postage stamp

Bélyeg

Greetings from […].

Üdvözlet *[place]*ból"

or: *[place]*b?l

Notice: it is also complicated, and I can’t even explain it.

Bye

Szia!

I’m from […] and I don’t speak hungarian at all.

*[place]*i vagyok, és egyáltalán nem beszélek magyarul.

Greetings

Üdv

Or: Üdvözlet (this is more formal)

Goodbye

Viszlát!

Have a nice day!

Szép napot!

Thank you for your card.

Köszönöm a lapot!

How do you do?

Hogy vagy?

I love travelling.

Szeretek utazni.

Icelandic for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Halló. Ég heiti [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Gaman að kynnast þér.

I’m from […].

Ég er frá […].

Postcard

póstkort

Postage stamp

frímerki

Greetings from […].

Kveðja frá “[…]”.

Bye

Bless

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Icelandic at all.

Ég er frá […] og tala ekki orð í íslensku.

Greetings

Bestu kveðjur

Goodbye

Bless

Have a nice day!

Eigðu góðan dag!

Thank you for your card.

Takk fyrir póstkortið þitt.

How do you do?

Hvað segir þú?

Indonesian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Halo. Nama saya [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Senang berkenalan dengan kamu/anda (more formal).

I’m from […].

Saya dari […].

Saya berasal dari […].

Postcard

Kartu pos

Postage stamp

perangko

Prangko

Greetings from […].

Salam dari […].

Bye

Bye

Dah

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia at all.

Saya dari […] dan saya tidak bisa berbicara dalam [Bahasa Indonesia] sama sekali.

Saya berasal dari […] dan saya tidak bisa Bahasa Indonesia.

Greetings

Salam

Goodbye

Selamat tinggal

Have a nice day!

Semoga harimu/hari anda (more formal) menyenangkan!

Salam bahagia

See you

Sampai berjumpa lagi

Thank you for your card.

Terima kasih atas kartunya.

Terima kasih atas kartu pos Anda

How do you do?

Apa kabar?

Italian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Ciao. Mi chiamo [nome].

Nice to get to know you.

Piacere di conoscerti.

(Or:) Piacere di fare la tua conoscenza.

I’m from Germany.

Vengo dalla Germania.

Postcard

Cartolina

Postage stamp

francobollo

Greetings from Germany.

Saluti dalla Germania.

Bye

Ciao

I’m from Germany and I don’t speak italian at all.

Vengo della Germania e non conosco l’italiano.

(Or:) … non parlo italiano

Greetings

Saluti

Goodbye

Arrivederci

Have fun.

Buon divertimento.

Thank you for your card.

Grazie della cartolina.

How do you do? (In the sense of “Are you fine?”)

Come stai?

(Or:) Come va?

Japanese for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Konnichiwa. Watashi no namae wa [name] desu.

Nice to get to know you.

Hajimemashite

I’m from [Germany, Italy, US, Finland, France, China, Brazil, …].

[Doitsu, Itaria, Beikoku, Finrando, Furansu, Chuugoku, Buraziru, …] kara kimashita.

Postcard

Ehagaki

Postage stamp

Kitte

Greetings from […].

[…] kara konnichiwa.

Bye

Sayoonara

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Japanese at all.

[…] kara kimashita. nihongo wo hanashimasen

Greetings

Aisatsu

Goodbye

Sayoonara

Thank you for your card.

Ehagaki arigatoo

Notice: not sure about this.

How do you do? (In the sense of “Are you fine”)

Ogenki desu ka

See the next post for the continuation of the dictionary :arrow_down:

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Korean for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

안녕하세요. 제 이름은 [name] 입니다.

Nice to get to know you.

당신을 알게 되어서 기뻐요.

I’m from […].

저는 […] 출신입니다.

Postcard

엽서

Postage Stamp

우표

Greetings from […]

[…] 가 인사드려요.

Bye

안녕히 계세요.

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Korean at all.

저는 […] 출신이고 […] 언어]를 잘 하지 못해요.

You must write your homeland on '[…]'출신 and write ‘Korean’ on ‘[…]언어’.

For example, if you are from USA and you don’t speak Korean very well, you can write ‘저는 [미국] 출신이고 [한국어]를 잘 하지 못해요.’.

Greetings

인사

Goodbye

안녕히 계세요.

Have a nice day!

좋은 하루 보내세요!

Thank you for your card.

당신의 엽서에 대해 감사드립니다.

How do you do?

안녕하세요. (처음 뵙겠습니다).

Latvian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Sveiki. Mani sauc [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Priecājos ar tevi iepazīties.

(Or:) Patīkami iepazīties.

I’m from […].

Es esmu no […].

Postcard

Pastkarte

Postage stamp

Pastmarka

Greetings from […].

Sveicieni no […].

Bye

Atā

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Latvian at all.

Es esmu no […] un es nemaz nerunāju latviski.

(Or:) Es esmu no […] un es nerunāju latviski.

Greetings

Sveicieni

Goodbye

Visu labu"

(Or:) Uz redzēšanos

Have a nice day!

Lai tev jauka diena!

Thank you for your card.

Paldies par tavu pastkarti!

(Or:) Paldies tev par pastkarti.

How do you do?

Kā tev iet?

Lithuanian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Labas. Mano vardas yra [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Malonu susipažinti.

I’m from […].

Aš esu iš […].

Postcard

Atvirutė

Postage stamp

Pašto ženklas

Greetings from […].

Sveikinimai nuo

Bye

Viso

I’m from […] and I don’t speak lithuanian at all.

Aš esu iš […] ir visiškai nekalbu lietuviškai.

Greetings

Sveikinimai

Goodbye

Viso labo

Have a nice day!

Geros dienos!

Thank you for your card.

Ačiū ūž tavo atvirutę.

How do you do?

Kaip sekasi?

Luxembourgian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Moiën. Ech heeschen [numm].

Nice to get to know you.

Schéin dech kennen ze léieren.

I’m from […].

Ech kommen aus […].

Postcard

Postkaart.

Postage stamp

Timber

Greetings from […].

Gréiss aus […].

Bye

Äddi.

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Luxembourgian at all.

Ech kommen aus […] an ech schwätzen kee Wuert Lëtzebuergesch.

Greetings

Gréiss.

Goodbye

Äddi.

Have a nice day!

Ech wënschen dir en schéinen Daag.

Thank you for your card.

Villmols Merci fir déng Kaart.

How do you do?

Wéi geet et?

Macedonian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Здраво. Се викам [name].

Моето име е [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Мило ми е што те запознав…

I’m from […].

Јас сум од […]

Postcard

разгледница

Postage stamp

поштенска марка

Greetings from […].

Поздрав од […]

Bye

Чао

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Macedonian at all.

Јас сум од […] и не зборувам македонски

Greetings

поздрави

Goodbye

Довидување

Have a nice day!

Ти посакувам убав ден!

Thank you for your card.

Ти благодарам за разгледницата.

How do you do?

Како си?

Malay for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Hai. Nama saya [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Gembira berkenalan dengan awak

I’m from […].

Saya dari …

Postcard

Poskad

Postage stamp

Setem

Greetings from […].

Salam dari […]

Bye

Selamat tinggal

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Malay at all.

Saya dari […] dan saya langsung tidak tahu Bahasa Melayu.

Greetings

Salam

Goodbye

Selamat tinggal

Have a nice day!

Notice: No such phrase. But alternatively can be said “Semoga ceria selalu” which means wish you happy always.

See you

jumpa lagi

Thank you for your card.

Terima kasih di atas poskad awak

How do you do?

Apa khabar?

Nepali (or Nepalese) for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Namaste. Mero naam [naam] ho.

Nice to get to know you.

Tapailai vetera kushi lagyo.

I’m from […].

Ma […] baata ako ho.

Postcard

Postcard

Postage stamp

hulakticket

Greetings from […].

[…] baata abhibadan

Bye

Namaste

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Nepali at all.

Ma […] baata ako ho ani ma ek sabda nepali boldina.

Greetings

dherai samjhana

Have a nice day!

Tapailai shuva din!

Thank you for your card.

Card ko laagi tapailai dhanyabad.

How do you do?

Tapailai kasto chha?

k chha?

Norwegian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Hallo. Mitt navn er [navn].

Nice to get to know you.

Hyggelig å bli kjent med deg.

I’m from […].

Jeg er fra […].

Postcard

postkort

Postage stamp

frimerke

Greetings from […].

Hilsen fra […].

Bye

adjø

I’m from […] and I don’t speak norwegian at all.

Jeg er fra […] og jeg snakker ikke norsk i det hele tatt.

Greetings

hilsen

Goodbye

Ha det bra

Have a nice day!

Ha en fin dag!

Thank you for your card.

Takk for kortet du sendte.

How do you do?

Hvordan har du det?

Polish for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Cześć. Mam na imię [name]

Nice to get to know you.

Miło cię poznać

I’m from […].

Jestem z […].

Postcard

pocztówka

Postage stamp

znaczek pocztowy

Greetings from […].

Pozdrowienia z […].

Bye

Na razie

Pa

Cześć (can be used for “Hello” too)

I’m from […] and I don’t speak polish at all.

Jestem z/ze … i w ogóle nie mowię po polsku

Greetings

Pozdrowienia

Goodbye

Do widzenia

Have a nice day!

Miłego dnia!

Thank you for your card.

Dziękuję za twoją kartkę.

How do you do?

Jak się masz?

Portuguese for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Olá. O meu nome é [name].

Nice to get to know you.

É bom conhecer-te.

I’m from […].

Eu sou da […].

Postcard

Postal

Postage stamp

selo dos correios

Greetings from […].

Cumprimentos da […] (Germany = Alemanha).

Bye

Adeus

I’m from […] and I don’t speak portuguese at all.

Eu sou da […] e não falo nada de português.

Greetings

Cumprimentos

Goodbye

Adeus

Have a nice day!

Tem um bom dia!

Thank you for your card.

Obrigado pelo teu postal.

How do you do?

Como estás?

Romanian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Bună. Eu sunt [name]

Nice to get to know you.

Îmi pare bine de cunoștință.

I’m from […].

Eu sunt din […]

Postcard

Vedere

Postage stamp

Timbru

Greetings from […].

Salutări din […]

Bye

Pa

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Romanian at all.

Sunt din … şi nu vorbesc română deloc.

Greetings

Salutări

Goodbye

La revedere

Have a nice day!

O zi bună!

Thank you for your card.

Mulţumesc pentru vedere.

How do you do?

Ce mai faci?

Russian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Привет. Меня зовут [name]

Nice to get to know you.

Приятно познакомиться

I’m from […].

Я из […].

Postcard

Открытка

Postage stamp

(почтовая) марка

Greetings from […].

с приветом из […]

Bye

пока

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Russian at all.

я из […] и я не знаю ни слова по-русски.

Have a nice day!

Удачного дня!

Thank you for your card.

Спасибо за твою открытку

How do you do?

Как дела?

Serbian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Zdravo. Moje ime je [Name].

Nice to get to know you.

Drago mi je upoznati Vas.

I’m from […].

Ja sam iz “[…]”.

Postcard

Razglednica

Postage stamp

Poštanska marka

Greetings from […].

Pozdrav iz […].

Bye

Ćao

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Serbian at all.

Ja sam iz “[…]” i ne govorim srpski ni malo.

Greetings

Pozdrav

Goodbye

Pozdrav

Have a nice day!

Želim Vam prijatan dan

Thank you for your card.

Hvala za razglednicu

How do you do?

Kako ste?

Slovenian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Živjo. Moje ime je […].

Nice to get to know you.

Lepo, da sva se spoznala.

I’m from […].

Sem iz […].

Postcard

Razglednica

Postage stamp

poštna znamka

Greetings from […].

Pozdrav iz…

Bye

Adijo

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Slovenian at all.

Sem iz […] in ne govorim Slovensko.

Greetings

Lep pozdrav.

Goodbye

Nasvidenje.

Have a nice day!

Lep dan!

Thank you for your card.

Hvala za vašo razglednico.

How do you do?

Kako si kaj?

Spanish for Postcrossers

My name is [name].

Me llamo [name]

Nice to get to know you.

Encantado de conocerte.

I’m from […].

Soy de […]

Postcard

Tarjeta postal

Postage stamp

Sello de correos

Estampilla, sello postal, estampa (Mexico)

Greetings from […].

Saludos de […]

Bye

Adiós

I am […] years old.

Tengo […] años.

I’m from […] and I don’t speak spanish at all.

Soy de […] y no hablo nada de español

Greetings

Saludos

Goodbye

Adiós

Have a nice day!

Que pases un buen día!

Thank you for your card.

Gracias por tu tarjeta postal

How do you do?

¿Cómo estás?

Happy Postcrossing?

¡Feliz Postcrossing!

Swedish for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Hej. Jag heter [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Trevligt att lära känna dig

(Or:) Trevligt att lära känna varandra

I’m from […].

Jag kommer från […].

Postcard

vykort

Postage stamp

frimärke

Greetings from […].

Hälsningar från […].

Bye

Adjö

Hejdå (more common)

I’m from […] and I don’t speak […] at all.

Jag kommer från […] och jag talar inte […].

Greetings

Hälsningar

Goodbye

Hejdå

(Or:) adjö

Vi ses (see you)

Have a nice day!

Ha en bra dag!

Thank you for your card.

Tack för ditt kort.

How do you do?

Hur mår du?

Tamil for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

வணக்கம். என் பெயர் [name].

(Pronounce: Vanakkam. En Peyar [name])

How are you? I am fine

நீங்கள் நலமாக இருக்கிறீர்களா? நான் இங்கு நலம்.

(Pronounce: Neengal Nalamaaga irukkireergala? naan ingu nalam)

Nice to get to know you

உங்களை அறிந்துகொள்வதில் மகிழ்ச்சி

(Pronounce: Unagalai Arinthu Kolvathil Magizhchi)

I’m from […]

நான் […] -யை சேர்ந்தவர்.

(Pronounce: Naan […]-yai sernthavar)

How do you do?

நீங்கள் என்ன செய்து கொண்டிருக்கிறீர்கள்?

(Pronounce: Neengal Enna Seythu Kondirukkireergal)

PostCard

அஞ்சல் அட்டை

(Pronounce: Anjal attai)

Postage stamp

அஞ்சல் தலை

(Pronounce: Anjal Thalai)

Greetings from [your name].

வாழ்த்தும் அன்பு நெஞ்சம் [your name]

(Pronounce: vaazhthum anbu nenjam [your name])

Nice to meet you here

உங்களை இங்கு சந்திப்பதில் மகிழ்ச்சி

(Pronounce: Ungalai Ingu Santhippathil Magizhchi)

With love

மிக்க அன்புடன்

(Pronounce: Mikka Anbudan)

Thanks a lot for your beautiful card

உங்களின் அழகான அஞ்சலட்டைக்கு நன்றிகள் பல

(Pronounce: Ungalin Azhagaana Anjalattukku nandrigal pala)

Have a nice day

இனிய நாளாக அமையட்டும்

(Pronounce: Iniya Naalaaga Amaiyattum)

Thanks for your card / Thank you for your post card

உங்களின் அஞ்சலட்டைக்கு மிக்க நன்றி

(Pronounce: Ungalin Anjal attaikku mikka nandri)

Airmail

வானஞ்சல்

(Pronounce: Vaananjal)

Bye

விடைபெறுகிறேன்

(Pronounce: Vidaiperugiren)

Turkish for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Merhaba. Benim adım […]

Nice to get to know you.

Tanıştığımıza sevindim.

I’m from Germany.

Almanya’dan geliyorum.

In case, you are not from Germany (=Almanya’dan):
from Norway = Norveç’ten
from Argentina = Arjantin’den
from England = İngiltere’den
from Spain = İspanya’dan
from China = Çin’den
from France = Fransa’dan
from Finland = Finlandiya’dan
from Portugal = Portekiz’den

Postcard

kartpostal

Postage stamp

posta pulu (or “pul”)

Greetings from Germany.

Almanya’dan selamlar.

Bye

güle güle

I’m from Germany and I don’t speak turkish at all.

Almanya’dan geliyorum ve tek kelime türkçe konuşamıyorum.

Almanya’dan geliyorum ve hiç türkçe konuşamıyorum.

Greetings

selamlar

Goodbye

hoşça kal

Have a nice day!

iyi günler

Thank you for your card.

kartın için teşekkür ederim

How do you do?

nasılsın?

Contributions

  • baroncilek
Ukrainian for Postcrossers

Hello. My name is [name].

Привіт. Мене звати [name].

Nice to get to know you.

Приємно познайомитись.

I’m from […].

Я з […].

Postcard

листівка

postage stamp

(поштова) марка

Greetings from […].

Вітання з […].

Bye

бувай

I’m from […] and I don’t speak Ukrainian at all.

Я з “[…]” і зовсім не розмовляю українською.

Greetings

З найкращими побажаннями (literally: with best regards)

Goodbye

До побачення

Have a nice day!

Гарного дня!

Thank you for your card.

Дякую за твою листівку.

How do you do?

Як справи?


Credits

This idea and initial content was originally created by Sebastian Inacker and is used with permission. Below is a list of contributors to his initial work.

Armenian - Byurakn (2013/10)
Belarusian - EKaterina, Ala (2013/02), Raman (2013/02), ALEXANDRE (2013/02)
Bengali - adolescent (2013/03)
Bulgarian - hris258 (2013/02)
Cantonese (Postcards to Hong Kong/Macau/Guangdong) - IvanWong (2013/02)
Catalan - Mireia (2013/12)
Simple Chinese (Postcards to China) - Carol Zhong, Yuzhang (2013/02), Lucretia (2013/02)
Traditional Chinese (Postcards to Taiwan) - Chen Yun-Ru
Cornish - friedrich (2013/09)
Croatian - roberto
Czech - cicus, mezzana (2013/08)
Dutch - YLI, tictac, Hanne (2013/02), Saskia (2013/02)
Johanna (2013/02)
Esperanto - WinstonSmith
Estonian - Eve
Filipino - Joseph (2013/02), YsaLavadia (2013/02)
Finnish - List powered by postcrossing.de and Schlauchen, Updated by Mira70
French - Sundude, Corbasienne, GuyT (2013/02)
German -
Greek - StellaGr (2013/02)
Hebrew - @wildernesscat (2009/02)
Hindi - shishirsaha
Hungarian - poggi, Palalili
Icelandic - arcticwolf (2013/02)
Indonesian - Tifanni, agus_wendaiguo (2013/02)
Italian - ravestorm, squino
Japanese - marcopolo (Japanese is “not my mother tongue so some mistakes might be present.”)
Korean - Gyeore (2013/02)
Latvian - Zonne, Natalie
Lithuanian - Ramunė
Luxembourgian - Luxi
Macedonian - Ana (2013/02)
Malay - imajica
Nepali (or Nepalese) - Friend of Vanessa (2013/02)
Norwegian - iingvild
Polish - Dorota,
Barbara (2013/02)
Portuguese - luadprata (2013/02)
Romanian - Ingrid, @SabinaZen (2021/03)
Russian - Synnin, Anastasia
Serbian - wooglah
Slovenian - Andreja (2013/02)
Spanish - tomás, David (2013/02)
Swedish - Shokora,sannah82, Anette
Tamil - @moganesan
Turkish - @baroncilek
Ukrainian - orange_dreamer (2009/04)

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I wonder if we could find someone to do Danish for us? (Please!!)

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Yes, that would be a great addition, but I don’t see a Danish language group in the Forum & the top ten senders from Denmark all have “no direct swaps” on their profiles which is understandable given that there are only 581 members total. They must have gotten deluged with requests at one time or still perhaps - some folks ignore that message.

I wouldn’t feel comfortable asking them given how their profiles are marked.

There are 13 people who are interested in direct swaps when I do a search for Denmark & who’s been online in the last month. That might be a place to start.

Do you know anyone who speaks Danish as a first language?

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I remembered @gforp, although I have no idea if Genek is interested. :innocent:

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I am not a native speaker but I have lived in Denmark for 30 years and can help.

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I think 30 years is more than plenty for high fluency :slight_smile: . Feel free to add a Danish entry on the wiki on the first post of the topic. If you need any help, just ask!

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It would be awesome if you could help!!! I’m so thankful for any help. It’s just so nice to be able to write someone in their native language. I have used google translate before but it would be nice to know if some of those translations are correct or not.
Thank you so much in advance!!! :blush:

Hi Genek, thanks for offering to help - do you want me to walk you through the template? - It’s fairly straightforward, but I can help set that up or if you are able to do the words, I can do the formatting - and whenever you have time, there’s no rush, thanks, Lynn

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Thanks Lynn, I have been trying but definitely need some enlightenment, please.

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I’ve sent you a message

Done :slight_smile:

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Fabulous Genek! - thanks for all your work in doing this! Yaaaay! Now we have Danish!

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I’ve been trying to write “Thank you postmen/postwomen” in the recipient’s native language using Google translate. Would you mind adding it to your translation list? It would be extremely helpful! Thanks :slight_smile:

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You might try translating postal workers - it will be simpler in many languages & take up less space.

This wiki has been done with wide variety volunteer labour over the last 10 years or so, so it’s not so simple to request a phrase be translated - it doesn’t quite work that way I’m afraid - it will take some time.

My other suggestion would be is to ask people you make a connection with in the Forum or on the main site what would be the correct translation in their language.

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Tamil language added…

thanks for the support dear postcrossers…

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Hi Ganesan, Thanks so much for doing this work - I’m going to move this into the list now, thanks, Lynn

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Thanks so very much @ajbasu for adding Assamese to our Dictionaries for Postcrossers!

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