Greeting people in english

Greeting people in english

You shouldn't greet the President with a 'Hi, buddy!', and your best friend would think you are a bit strange if you gave him or her a formal greeting. Knowing the right thing to say is very important, especially when meeting someone for the first time!

Most popular sentence we used everyday

1. Hello, how are you doing today?

2. Hey, what's going on?

3. Hello, it's a pleasure to meet you.

4. Hey, what's up buddy?

5. Hello, I'm honored to make your acquaintance.

6. Hey, how's it going?

7. Hello, thank you very much for coming to my home/office/party/..

8. Hello, I'm glad to meet you. I've heard so much about you.

9. Hello, nice to meet you. By the way, nice shoes you have.

10. Hello, it's good to see you again.

Things you must know

What: How to say hello to someone

Who: Do you meet anyone at all?

Where: Wherever you meet people

When: You introduce, or are introduced to, someone

Why: First contact can make a lasting impression


John and Carl arrive for work on Monday morning. Carl introduces John to a number of co-workers on the way in. Then he introduces him to his department manager. John also gets to meet some of the people who will be working for him. The following conversation shows how you can use various expressions for greeting people. How does John handle himself? Will he make a good impression?

Carl: Good morning, Jim. I'd like you to meet John. He's our new Sr. SoftwareEngineer. John, Jim is our Personnel Officer.

Jim: (shakes hands with John) Hello, it's a pleasure to meet you, John. Welcome aboard.

John: Thank you. I'm glad to meet you, too.

Carl: And this is Frank. He's part of your team.

John: Hi, Frank, I'm very happy to meet you.

Frank: Hello, John, I'm glad to meet you. I've heard so much about you.

Carl: (smiling) Only good things, John. Oh, and here comes Ed Blakely, the departmentmanager.

Ed: Hello, you must be John. Pleased to meet you.

John: I'm honored to make your acquaintance, sir. I'm looking forward to working for you.

Ed: From what I've heard, you're going to fit in just fine. I'll see you this afternoon to goover things.

John: Fine with me.

Carl: And this is Margot. She's also part of your team.

Mira: Hello, John. It's good to see you.

John: Hello, Margot. The pleasure's all mine.