Basic Spanish greetings and introductions

Spanish greetings and introductions.

¡Hola! – Hello! This is the most common greeting in Spanish, and can be used at any time of day.

Buenos días – Good morning This is used to greet someone in the morning, typically until noon.

Buenas tardes – Good afternoon This is used to greet someone in the afternoon, typically from noon until sunset.

Buenas noches – Good evening / Good night This is used to greet someone in the evening or at night.

¿Cómo estás? – How are you? This is a common way to ask how someone is doing. You can respond with “bien” (good) or “mal” (bad).

Mucho gusto – Nice to meet you This is a common phrase used when meeting someone for the first time.

Soy X – I am X This is a simple way to introduce yourself, where “X” is your name.

¿Y tú? – And you? This is a common response after someone asks you a question. It can also be used to ask someone how they are doing.

Adiós – Goodbye This is a common way to say goodbye. It can also be combined with “hasta luego” (see you later) or “hasta mañana” (see you tomorrow).

Vocabulary and Pronunciation:

  1. Hola (oh-lah) – Hello
  2. Buenos días (bwen-os dee-ahs) – Good morning
  3. Buenas tardes (bwen-as tar-des) – Good afternoon
  4. Buenas noches (bwen-as noh-ches) – Good night
  5. ¿Cómo estás? (koh-moh es-tahs?) – How are you?
  6. Bien, gracias (byen, grah-see-as) – Fine, thank you
  7. ¿Y tú? (ee too?) – And you?
  8. Me llamo (me yah-mo) – My name is
  9. Adiós (ah-dee-ohs) – Goodbye
  10. Mucho gusto (moo-choh goos-toh) – Nice to meet you

Practice Sentences:

  1. Hola, ¿cómo estás?
  2. Buenos días, me llamo María.
  3. Buenas tardes, ¿y tú cómo te llamas?
  4. Bien, gracias, y tú?
  5. Me llamo Juan. Mucho gusto.
  6. Adiós, ¡nos vemos mañana!
  7. Buenas noches, que duermas bien.
  8. Hola, ¿cómo estás esta mañana?
  9. Mucho gusto, me llamo Carlos.
  10. Adiós, ¡hasta luego!

Now that you’ve learned some basic Spanish greetings and introductions, practice using them in your everyday conversations to improve your skills!

Introduction to Spanish

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