Topic: Useful Spanish greetings and goodbyes

There are many people who already know that how to say Hello in Spanish, it is simply saying “hola” to another person. We hope that you knew this much beforehand, even if you don’t we can tell you that this the most simple way to interact with anyone whose first language is Spanish.

You need to keep in mind that this is not the only greeting and pleasantry in Spanish, you should not just learn this and think that you can greet people all you want. There is more to it, for instance in the English Language there are many ways of greeting people or to say something as soon as you see them such as “Hi”, “Hello”, “How Are you” and while leaving you can end the conversation by saying “goodbye”. This totally depends upon the situations.

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Let’s start with how you are going to say hello, as there are various ways of saying that. Let’s take a start with the greeting you will encounter in a Spanish Phrase Book. There is already a chance that you might have learned these by hearing them from different people. But, let us refresh your memory.

  • Hola refers to Hi
  • Buenos Dias refers to Good morning.
  • Buenas Tardes means Good afternoon
  • Buenas noches refers to good evening.

You need to note down that the Spanish greetings are always going to be in the plural form, such as for instance Good days, Good evenings etc. But, there are chances that you might hear the singular forms as well on different occasions such as “beun dia” rather than ‘buenos dias”.

Here the Buen dia means Good day, but when you hear Buen dia then you would notice that it is not something that is used commonly. SO whenever you are in doubt just use buen Dias.

The second thing you would say is “how are you”, just like when you meet an English speaking person. Let’s see how you can say that:

¿Cómo está?

How are you? (Formal)

¿Cómo está usted?

How are you? (Also formal)

¿Cómo estás?

How are you? (Informal)

¿Qué tal?

¿Cómo andas?

¿Cómo va?

¿Qué haces? *

How are you? / what’s up? / how’s it going? How you doing’? (Very casual)

How to say “good, thanks!”

Bien, gracias, ¿y usted?

Good, thanks, and you? (Formal)

Bien, gracias, ¿y tú?

Good, thanks, and you? (Informal)

In some Spanish-talking nations (eg, Argentina) individuals will regularly just say that they’re “awesome” when they’re being unexpected. In the event that you hear somebody state “¡Mejor imposible!” (“It doesn’t beat this!”) — there’s a decent possibility they’re presumably not having an awesome day.

We hope that this guide helps you in greeting people in Spanish, we would love to hear the feedback from you guys. Leave us a comment and let us know that how it did help you and what did you learn. In greetings you just need to learn the basics and you are good to go.