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).
días, señor Martínez.
|Good morning, Mr. Martínez.|
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
|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.|
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.|
|Good evening Mr. Ruiz. How are you?|
|I'm fine, thanks. And you?|
|Well, quite fine.|
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