Obama: Say it in Asian languages

US President Barack Obama wraps up his four-nation Asian tour on Tuesday. Here’s a recap of the phrases he used in the local languages.

JAPAN

At state banquet

Konbanwa - Good evening

At joint press conference with PM Shinzo Abe 

Konnichiwa - Hello Ganbarou - Let’s do our bestOmotenashi - Hospitality

To Japanese students at a science event

Ganbatte kudasai - Please try your best

SOUTH KOREA

At naturalisation ceremony for service members

Annyeonghaseyo - Hello

MALAYSIA

At state banquet

Selamat petang - Good eveningTerima kasih banyak - Thank you very much

At National Mosque

Insya Allah - God WillingTerima kasih - Thank you

At joint press conference with PM Najib Razak

Selamat tengah hari - Good afternoonTerima kasih banyak - Thank you very muchTerima kasih - Thank you

At Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre

Selamat petang - Good eveningTerima kasih banyak - Thank you very much

At Young South-east Asian Leaders Initiative Townhall

Selamat petang - Good eveningKampungs - villagesBekerjasama - cooperateMalaysia boleh - Malaysia can do itTerima kasih banyak - Thank you very muchApa khabar? - How are you?Baik - Good

THE PHILIPPINES

At joint press conference with President Benigno Aquino

Mabuhay - Greetings

At state dinner

Magandang gabi - Good eveningKalooban - Spirit or inner selfMabuhay - Greetings

When addressing US, Filipino servicemen at Fort Bonifacio

Kumusta kayo - How are you?Salamat - Thank youBalikatan - Shoulder-to-shoulder