Greetings in Spanish, how to say hello

Greetings in Spanish, how to say hello

Greetings in Spanish, saying hello when meet a known person

When you meet a known person, it is educational to say hello, greetings
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Let’s learn how to say hello in Spanish, greetings, initial Spanish conversation



Greetings expressions in Spanish

Informal greetins: Hola 

The most used and expression to greet someone in Spanish is Hola. (Like hi, hello)

It is usually followed by a question: Hola ¿cómo estás?, hola ¿qué tal? (Hello, how are you?, what’s up?)
The other person usually responds bien, y tú? (fine, and you?) It may not be really fine at that time, but it is the traditional way to greet someone and start a conversation.

Sample greeting conversation with Hello:

  • Tio Spanish: ¡Hola!
  • Lola: Hola, ¿que tal?
  • Tio Spanish: Bien, ¿y tú?
  • Lola: ¡Muy bien!
  • Tio Spanish: me alegro de verte….

Buenos días, buenas tardes, buenas noches

They are usually used in a more formal context. They can go with Hola (hola, buenas tardes) or they can be said alone

They are used according to the part of the day we are:


  • Buenos días (Good morning): from the sun rises until noon (7h-13h)
  • Buenas tardes (Good afternoon) From noon until dusk (13h-19h approx.)
  • Buenas noches (Good evening): when it’s night (8pm-7am)

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Greetings in Spanish

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