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Greetings

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)

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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.
Goodbye.

Introducing yourself

Informal:

– 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.

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Formal:

– 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

Informal:

– 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.

Formal:

– 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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