The first clue to know if someone does not speak a language perfectly is their way of greeting. For this reason, in this article we will show 25 ways to say hello in English so that you can get closer to the expressions of Native Americans and learn about those of other English speakers.
25? According to the Oxford English Dictionary , this language has 600,000 words, which multiplies by at least five the amount that —for example— Spanish has. So, logically, yes, there are many ways to say hello in English.
However, each of those that we will name has its equivalent in any other language. Of course, that will depend on the time of day, the circumstance, the jargon, the trust, the protocol and even where in the world you have to speak.
Ways to say hello in English
In the following list, we will start with the most elementary ways to say hello in English (those used by any student of the first levels) and we will go into those that are only used at specific times, to finally reach those related to slang from various countries.
Greeting in English – Translation
Hello – Hola.
Hi – Hola.
Good morning – Buenos días.
Good afternoom – Good afternoon.
Good evening – Good evening.
How are things? – How are the things going?
How are you doing? – How is it going?
How are you? – ¿Cómo estás? ¿Cómo están?
How do you do? – ¿Cómo te va?
How’s it going? – ¿Qué tal?
How’s the family – ¿Cómo está la familia?
Welcome – Bienvenido.
What’s new? – ¿Qué hay de nuevo?
What’s up? – ¿Qué pasa?
What’s happening – ¿Qué está pasando? (manera informal de saludarse en algunos países)
Hiya! – Unión de ‘hi’ y ‘you’ (manera informal muy común entre chicas británicas).
Howdy – Contraction Cómo te va? (informal greeting in Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, and Texas).
Yo – Hola (saludo muy informal en la jerga de Estados Unidos).
Ahoy – Hola (characteristic Australian greeting).
Good day – Good day (very common greeting in the British workplace).
Morning – Abbreviated form of good morning (informal in many countries).
Evening – Abbreviated form of buenas tardes (informal in several countries).
Hi there – Hola (colloquial greeting in various countries that is executed only with very close people).
Sup – Very short form of qué pasa? (very informal in American parlance).
How ya’ doin’? – Abbreviation for How are you doing (informal and typical in various parts of Canada).
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