4 Ways of Greeting people in Spanish

FAMILIAR  GREETING

Used to address people you already know.

  • Hola Manuel, ¿qué tal? [Hello, how are you?]
  • Bien, ¿y tú? [Fine and you?]
  • Bien, gracias [Fine, thank you]
  • ……………
  • Hola Manuel, ¿cómo estás? [Hello, how are you?]
  • Muy bien, ¿y tú? [Very well, thank you]
  • Bien, gracias [Fine, thank you]
  • ……………
  • Adios [Goodbye]
  • Adios [Goodbye]

I am always doing things I can’t do; that’s how I get to do them. – Pablo Picasso

FORMAL  GREETING

Used to address people you meet for the first time and to address people you  want to show respect.

  • Le presento al señor Juan Pérez, jefe del departamento de ventas
  • Mucho gusto, señor Pérez
  • ………………
  • Hola buenas tardes señora Pepita, como esta hoy?  [Senora Pepita how are you today?
  • Bien gracias y usted?
  • bien gracias.
  • ………………
  • Adios [Goodbye]
  • Adios [Goodbye]

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