Living in Yellowknife

How to say hello in a tourists language


It was a CBC article comment that got me thinking about all the different cultures that come to Yellowknife to experience what makes the city so spectacular. The great aurora, the endless hiking, fishing, etc.

The comment’s context was that while we do make an effort to develop products for our visitors we should do more as a community to welcome these guests when they arrive. One of those ways is learning how to great someone in another language. In other words, their native language.

Thanks to YouTube, learning how to great someone in an language is as easy as watching a 2 minute video.



Mandarin Chinese





And just for fun an American guy saying hello with a fake Australian accent.

Have a language you think we should add? Leave us a note in the comments.


About the author

Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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