Thursday, 23 June 2011

Buenos Días...

Introduction



This post deals with greeting someone you don't know quite well in the morning.





SCENARIO
Imagine it is sometime in the morning and you find yourself in any one of the following situations:
  • You meet someone in the street, in a bar, at work, etc.
  • You call someone on the phone.

The person in question is someone you don't know well and you are not on first name terms with that person (he/ she could be a relative, an acquaintance, a work colleague, etc.).


OUR TIP
Greeting someone in those circumstances should be quite straightforward. A simple "buenos días" (good morning) may be sufficient. However, it would be nice to include the name of the person you are saying good morning to. So, assuming you want to greet someone called Carlos Pérez you could say:

  • ¡Buenos días, don Carlos!
  • ¡Buenos días, señor Pérez!

If instead you wanted to greet someone called Ana Flores you could say:

  • ¡Buenos días, doña Ana!
  • ¡Buenos días, señora Flores!
    Now you should practise greeting other people

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