Greetings in Spanish, saying hello when meet a known person
When you meet a known person, it is educational to say hello, greetings
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Let’s learn how to say hello in Spanish, greetings, initial Spanish conversation
The most used and expression to greet someone in Spanish is Hola. (Like hi, hello)
It is usually followed by a question: Hola ¿cómo estás?, hola ¿qué tal? (Hello, how are you?, what’s up?)
The other person usually responds bien, y tú? (fine, and you?) It may not be really fine at that time, but it is the traditional way to greet someone and start a conversation.
Sample greeting conversation with Hello:
- Tio Spanish: ¡Hola!
- Lola: Hola, ¿que tal?
- Tio Spanish: Bien, ¿y tú?
- Lola: ¡Muy bien!
- Tio Spanish: me alegro de verte….
They are usually used in a more formal context. They can go with Hola (hola, buenas tardes) or they can be said alone
They are used according to the part of the day we are:
- Buenos días (Good morning): from the sun rises until noon (7h-13h)
- Buenas tardes (Good afternoon) From noon until dusk (13h-19h approx.)
- Buenas noches (Good evening): when it’s night (8pm-7am)
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