Wednesday, 22 June 2011



This post deals with greeting someone you know quite well at any time.

Imagine that at any time of the day you find yourself in any one of the following situations:
  • You meet someone in the street, in a bar, in the office, etc.
  • You call someone on the phone.

The person in question is someone you know quite well (he/ she could be a relative, a friend or a work colleague) and you are on first name terms with that person.

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

  • ¡Hola, Carlos!

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

  • ¡Hola, Ana!

See more practical examples of greetings

Now you should practise greeting other people

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