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Greetings are an essential part of any language and can help you make new friends, impress people, and show respect. Today, we will explore different ways to greet someone in Spanish. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to greet someone informally and formally, and understand how to respond to someone's greeting appropriately.

Warm-up Activity

Let's start by warming up our vocal cords with a simple pronunciation exercise. Repeat after me: "Hola" (oh-la). This means "hello" in Spanish. Now, try saying "buenos días" (bway-nos dee-ahs). This means "good morning." Great job! You're already picking up some new words in Spanish.


In Spanish, there are formal and informal ways of greeting someone. When greeting a friend or someone you know well, use "Hola" (oh-la) or "Qué tal?" (kay-tal). The second phrase translates to "How's it going?" or "What's up?" in English.

If you're meeting someone for the first time or someone you don't know very well, use a formal greeting. Say "Buenos días" (bway-nos dee-ahs) for "Good morning," "Buenas tardes" (bway-nas tar-days) for "Good afternoon," or "Buenas noches" (bway-nas no-chays) for "Good evening."

Practice Activity

Let's put your new knowledge to the test! Pair up with a classmate and pretend you're meeting each other for the first time. Use a formal greeting, such as "Buenos días." Then, have a conversation with each other, asking the other person how they're doing and responding appropriately. Don't forget to say "adiós" (ah-dee-ohs) when you leave!


¡Muy bien! You've learned some useful Spanish greetings today. Now, when you're in a Spanish-speaking country or meeting someone who speaks Spanish, you'll be able to greet them confidently. Keep practicing saying "hola" and "buenos días," and before you know it, you'll be speaking Spanish like a native!