How Do You Greet At Noontime?

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In the Philippines we say Magandang Tanghali when it’s noontime, literally Good Noon. People say it from around 11:00 am to 12: 55 pm. It’s Good Afternoon starting at 1:00 pm or around that time, no set time is strictly followed.

I searched the internet for a greeting at noontime. It said that after 12:00 noon, the greeting is Good Afternoon or Good Day which is translated as Magandang Araw in Filipino. There is no Good Noon even at 12:00 o’clock sharp. That is in the USA.

I searched Magandang Tanghali in other languages. Nothing came up, just Good Morning which is Magandang Umaga, Good Afternoon which is Magandang Hapon and Good Evening which is Magandang Gabi.

Is Google missing anything or is there really no equivalent in other languages?

It’s probably trivial but it’s a part of our culture that is worth knowing and keeping. Little things make up the whole.

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