Useful English Greetings. Part I.

2 años 11 meses antes #522 por arqland
Hello" and "how are you" are the most common expressions used to greeting somebody but they also use many other English greetings and expressions to say slightly different things. Depending on the context or the person you are talking to, you can use:


1.- Common conversational greetings for friends, family, as well as people you meet in casual settings.


- Hey, Hey man, or Hi

You can use “hey” and “hi” to greet someone instead of “hello”. Both are particularly popular among younger people. While “hi” is appropriate to use in any casual situation, “hey” is for people who have already met.

- How’s it going? or How are you doing?


These are casual ways of asking “how are you?” If you’re trying to be particularly polite, stick with “how are you?” but otherwise, you can use these expressions to greet almost anyone.

- What’s up?, What’s new?, or What’s going on?


These are some other informal ways of asking “how are you?” which are typically used to casually greet someone you have met before. Most people answer with “nothing” or “not much”.

- How’s everything ?, How are things?, or How’s life?


These are some other common ways of asking “how are you?” They can be used to casually greet anyone, but most often they’re used to greet someone you already know.

- How’s your day? or How’s your day going?


These questions mean “how are you?” not just right now, but how you’ve been all day. You would use these greetings later in the day and with someone you see regularly..

- Good to see you or Nice to see you


These casual greetings are used with friends, co-workers or family members that you haven’t seen in a while.

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