greetings

Sofia-M4

Sofia-M4

what greeting do you say at 4:00
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Buenas tardes. Good afternoon. Generally speaking, the greeting is buenos días from morning until the afternoon or after one has had his/her lunch, then its buenas tardes. After dark or after dinner, the greeting is buenas noches. My understanding is that when to change greeting can be different in different cultures, and is more flexible than English, where it would be incorrect to say good morning at 1 in the afternoon.
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

I really don't know. If it's 4 PM probably safe to say Buenas tardes. At 4 AM, probably its Buenos Dias. In the Philippines Mass can start at 4 AM or even here in the US and I greet people with Good Morning, even if it is still dark. When does it end greeting someone Buenas noches and start greeting Buenas dias? At what time? Just curious.
misssolruiz

misssolruiz

Hola todos el mundo?Que'tal?
larryritchie--

larryritchie--

does the tudor in lesson 1.5 pronounce the word doctora as doctoda or doctor
larryritchie--

larryritchie--

larryritchie--

larryritchie--

does the tudor pronounce the word doctora- as doctoda or docto-ra
larryritchie--

larryritchie--

in lesson 1.5 does the tudor pronounce the word doctora as doctoda or doctor-ra
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

I learned last Friday that Buenas tardes starts after lunch and does not end while the sun is still up. I guess after Noche Buena, it becomes Buenos dias, All other time is Buenas noches.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

For Larryriche, I got an email saying you posted here with this question: in lesson 1.5 does the tudor pronounce the word doctora as doctoda or doctor-ra I am quite sure it is doctoRa, but the Spanish r is pronounced harder than the English with the tongue at the front/top of the mouth, and might be confused with our d sound. Aurora: it seems to me that the transition from buenos días to buenas tardes to buenas noches is much more ambiguous than in English. As you learned, I have read that buenas tardes is not used until after one has had his or her lunch, which, I think, in most Spanish speaking countries is later than our traditional noon-time meal. And I understand that buenas noches is used either after dinner or after the sun falls. Maybe it varies in different cultures, but in any case I don't think it is as egregious an error as when someone says, "good afternoon" at 11AM or 11PM.
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

I think you can say "buenos días" any time during the day, though in the afternoon, which I would think would be after 12:00 PM, it would be better to say "buenos tardes". Then at night, one would say "buenas noches". To me that would be after 6:00 PM but that is probably more of a USA thing. If I am greeting people for dinner, I would probably say "buenas noches" even if the sun is still shining.
maha266

maha266

maybe Buenas trades if you feel it kind of late, u can use general greeting as Hola

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