Hello in Spanish

Ready to learn some different ways to say Hello in Spanish? This free audio lesson will add tons of useful ways that you can say Spanish “Hello’s” to your Spanish language survival kit.
 
You’ll learn how to say hello in Spanish for different times of day, and ask people how they are and what they’ve been up to.

Listen carefully to the audio, and the way the native Spanish speakers pronounce each Spanish word or phrase. Practice these Spanish hellos aloud until you feel confident, and then try them out on your friends!

Hello in Spanish

Saying Hello in Spanish

As Latin American culture is quite formal, going through the ritual of saying hello in Spanish to another person is an important way of showing respect. In fact, in some parts of Latin America, you are expected to greet every person individually, even if they’re in a group. That means that if you’re walking along the road in a village and pass a group of five people, you’ll have to say, “Good morning,” five times!

A note about formal and informal Spanish

Spanish has a formal (usted) and informal (tú and vos) way of speaking. Some students find it difficult to understand in which situations they would use “usted” or “tú/vos”. Here are some tips: 
  • In any social situation where you address a person as Mr. or Mrs. you should use the formal speech (usted). This includes most business encounters and whenever you are speaking to an older person. 
  • When speaking with children, or friends, the informal “tú” is appropriate. 
If you are not too sure, it would always look good to use “usted”; it’s better they tell you “No me hables de usted” than seeming rude or out of place. 
 

How is it going? in Spanish

After you greet someone, you’ll want to ask how they are or how’s it going. Here are some common questions that follow a greeting.

What could you say if someone asks you one of the questions above?

That’s it for this lesson. If you want more lessons on Spanish salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

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