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Hi, everyone. I'm Bridget and welcome to today's lesson. Today's topic is "10 Ways to Say Hello in English."
Good morning. "Good morning" is the first thing you say to someone when you see them in the morning. "Good morning, sir. Would you like a cup of coffee?" "Good morning, could I please get some orange juice?" "Good morning. I'm still tired from the night before."
Hello. "Hello" is the most common greeting you'll hear, That and "hi." "Hello" is a polite nice way to greet someone when you see them. "Hello." Everyone says it and you cannot go wrong saying "hello." "Hello" can be used at any time of the day no matter whether it's morning or at night or at 4:00 a.m. When you see someone, you can say "hello" and it will still be appropriate.
Long time no see. "Long time no see," it's not necessarily grammatically correct but it's a saying that we have. "Hey, long time no see," what it means is that you haven't seen that person in a long time. So, it literally means long time no see. "Long time no see" is something you say to someone when you haven't seen them in a while. "Hey John, long time no see! How are the wife and kids?"
How have you been? "Hey, how have you been? I haven't seen you in a long time." "How have you been?" is asking someone how they're doing and how they've been for the past however long if you haven't seen them in a while. You might say, "Hey, long time no see! How have you been?" "How have you been?" that's past tense. It implies that you haven't seen them in a while and you want to hear about how they are and how they've been for all of that time that you haven't seen them. "Hey, long time no see. How have you been?"
How are you? "How are you?" means how are you doing, how are you feeling, how is everything. It's a standard thing that you might say to anyone, even if you've seen them the day before. You might see them today and say, "Hey, how are you?"
How's it going? "Hey, how's it going?" "How's it going?" is a more informal way to say, "How are you?" So "How are you?" and "How's it going?" they mean the same thing. It's asking how you are doing, how you are feeling, is everything okay with you.
What's up? "What's up?" is another way of saying, "Hey, how is it going?" but this one is even more informal. So, you might say this to friends, "Hey, what's up?" and they'll say, "Nothing. Just living my life, you know, day in and day out," "Hey, what's up?" "Hey, what's up?"
Good afternoon. "Good afternoon. How are you? Would you like some lunch?" "Good afternoon" is a polite way to greet someone in the afternoon. So, if you run into your boss, you might say, "Good afternoon." It's very nice, it's polite. Not a lot of people say it to their friends but it's a polite way to greet someone.
Good evening. "Good evening," is a nice way to greet someone in the evening time. You can only use this phrase in the evening because it's wishing someone a good evening. It's saying "hello" at a certain time of day. "Good evening, would you like some dinner?" "Good evening, have you eaten yet?" All of my examples involve food, it seems.
It's nice to meet you. "It's nice to meet you," this is something that's very common to say the first time that you meet someone. You might shake their hand and say, "Hi, it's nice to meet you. My name is Bridget." "My name is," it's telling the person that you are happy to be meeting them. It's a pleasure to meet them. "Hi, it's nice to meet you."
That brings us to the end of this lesson, "10 Ways to Say Hello." If you guys liked the video please don't forget to give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below and don't forget to go to EnglishClass101.com for more English.