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em 02/02/2012

Informal Greetings: Arriving

Hi / Hi, there / Hello /Hey /Yo (mais jovens)

How are you?
How’s it going?
How are things?
How’s life?
How are you doing? (very informal)
What’s up? (very informal)
What’s new? (very informal)

Informal responses (not necessary)

Not bad. / Not so bad. / Not too bad. / Can’t complain
Fine / Great/ Fine, thanks. / All right, thanks. / Okay, thanks.

And you? / How about you?

Formal Greetings: Arriving

Good morning/ afternoom / evening
Good day Sir / Madam (very formal)

Hello, (name). How are you?
How do you do?

Formal response

Very well, thank you.

Informal Greetings: Departing

Goodbye / Bye / Bye-bye.
See you / See you later / Later (very informal) / See you soon /See you tomorrow
So long.

Nice to see you / Glad to see you / Good to see you again.

Formal Greetings: Departing

Good morning / afternoon / evening.
( After 8 p.m) Good night.
It was a pleasure seeing you.

Introducing yourself


– Hi! I’m John.
– Hello John. I’m Paul.
– How are you doing, Paul?
– How are things, John?
– Not so bad.
(on leaving) – Bye. It’s was nice to meet you.
– Nice to meet you too.



– How do you do? My name is Mr. Sacks. I’am the History’s teacher.
– Pleased to meet you Mr. Sacks.
– Pleased to meet you.
(on leaving) – Goodbye. It’s a pleasure to have met you.

Introducing others


– Lisa, meet John, my husband. John, this is my friend Lisa.
– Hi, Lisa. How are you?

Less informal:

– Lynne, I’d like you to meet John Smith, our salesman. John, this is Lynne Hand.
– Pleased to meet you Lynne.
(on leaving) – Nice to have met you, Lynne.


– Mrs Hand, may I introduce my boss, Mr Smith.
– Pleased to meet you Mrs Hand.
– Pleased to meet you Mr Smith.

Other meetings

(from informal to more formal)

– Hi, Helen. How are things?
– Oh fine. You know how it is.

– Hi, John. How it’s going?
– Not too bad, busy as ever.

– Hello, Paul.  How are you doing?
– Fine thanks. What’s new with you.

–  Good afternoon, Mrs Hand.  It’s good to see you.
–  Thank you.  It’s nice to see you too.  How are you?
–  Good morning, Mr Green. How are you today?
– I’m very well thank you. And you?

– Hello, Mr. Finley. It’s nice to see you again.
– What a pleasant surprise! How are you?

Special Greetings

  • Happy Christmas / Merry Christmas.
  • Happy New Year.
  • Happy Easter.
  • Good luck!
  • Congratulations! / Well done! / Good job!
  • Get well soon!





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