English Greetings, Introductions and Farewells
Hello OR Hi
Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, Good night.
Mr.Mansoor meets Mrs. Jasmin, one of his student, and her husband in the street.
Mr. M: Good morning Mrs. Jasmin
Mrs. Jasmin: Good morning Mr. Mansoor, How are you?
Mr. M: I’m fine, Thanks, and you?
Mrs. Jasmin: I’m good. Mr Mansoor, this is my Husband Rufaid, Rufaid this is Mr. Mansoor my teacher
Mr. Rufaid: Pleased to meet you.
Mr. M: Pleased to meet you too. Are you from India, Mr.Rufaid?
Mr. Rufaid: Yes, South India, from Kerala, and you, are from London?
Mr. M: No, I’m from India but I live in London now.
Mr. Rufaid: Well, Goodbye Mr.Mansoor, It was nice to see you.
Mr. M: Yes, Goodbye.
What to say and When?
When you meet people you say Good morning as a first thing in the morning meetings, Good afternoon from about 12.00 till around 17.00 and Good evening from then on.
Hello and Hi are informal but can be used at anytime.
How are you? Responses
Great Thanks | Fine Thanks | I’m OK Thanks | Not too bad Thanks
When leaving you say Goodbye, because Bye is more informal
When leaving at night you say Good night.