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Say hello to someone you don't know very well

When addressing someone in Spanish, unlike in English, you have to distinguish, whether you know the person you are talking to very well or not.

To greet an adult person that you don't know very well, use 'Buenos días' (Good morning), 'Buenas tardes' (Good afternoon) or 'Buenas noches' (Good evening/Good night).

Buenos
días
, señor Martínez.
Good morning, Mr. Martínez.
Buenos
días
, señor Hernandez.
Good morning, Mr. Hernandez.


To introduce yourself to an adult person, who you don't know very well, say 'Me llamo ...' (My name is ...) and '¿Cómo se llama usted?' (What's your name?).

Buenas Tardes. Me llamo Eduardo Gómez. ¿
Y
  Cómo se llama
usted
?
Good afternoon. My name is Eduardo Gómez. And what's your name?
Me llamo Rosa López.My name is Rosa López.
Mucho
  gusto, señora López.
Nice to meet you, Mrs. Lopez.
Igualmente
.
Likewise.

Please read aloud the two dialogues above one more time without caring too much about your pronunciation. Your Spanish sounds great already!

Here are a few expressions to ask someone formally, how he/she is doing.

Buenas Tardes, señor Ruiz.
¿Cómo
está
 
usted
?
Good evening Mr. Ruiz. How are you?
Bien
,
gracias
. ¿
Y
 
usted
?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Pues,
bastante
 
bien
.
Well, quite fine.




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