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Video:Learn Common Greetings in Spanish

with Milo De Prieto

Learn common greetings in Spanish so that you can be polite and friendly when conversing in Spanish. Here are common greetings in Spanish, along with examples of how to use them in daily conversation.See Transcript

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Transcript:Learn Common Greetings in Spanish

Hola, I'm Milo for About.com and today we're talking about how to say some common greetings in Spanish.

Common Greetings in Spanish for Hello

Hola is simply hello. However, if you are welcoming someone, you say "Bienvenido."

Hola is normally followed by asking how one is doing. Hola Fran, ¿que tal? Hi Fran, how's it going?

Tio, bien, ¿y tú? Good, and you?

A little more formal: Hola, ¿cómo está? Hi, how are you?

Estoy muy bien, gracias. I'm very well, thank you.

Common Greetings in Spanish for Time of Day

Greetings can be formed around the time of day.

Buenos días. Good day.

Buenas tardes. Good afternoon.

Buenas noches. Good night.

These are also a greeting in Spanish, not just a farewell.

Say Your Name With Common Greetings in Spanish

When you meet someone new, it is customary to say your name. Hola, soy Milo. Hello, I'm Milo.

Encantado, soy Fran. Nice to meet you, I'm Fran.

Mucho gusto Fran. Pleasure to meet you Fran.

Immediately after meeting someone new and hearing their name it is common to say nice to meet you such as encantado or mucho gusto.

Other Common Greetings in Spanish

Other ways of asking how someone is doing are:

  • ¿Cómo va?
  • ¿Qué pasa?
  • ¿Dónde andas?
  • ¿Qué hay?

Common Ways to Say Bye in Spanish

Common ways of saying goodbye are:

  • Nos vemos
  • Adios
  • Hasta luego
  • Vaya bien
  • Ciao

These examples are not exhaustive; however, they are understood everywhere. They do change from country to country. For more information, check us out at About.com.

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