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Hi, welcome back to Weekly Words. My name is Alisha, and this week we're going to talk about ways to say “Hi”. This should be fun. Let's get started.
First is ‘yo’.
This one is a little bit casual, in case you couldn't tell. Used for close friends, maybe family members if you have kind of a silly relationship with them. Just quick, short, easy to do. In a sentence, “Yo, how's it going?”
Traditionally associated with cowboy culture, I suppose. You should play a banjo, maybe, or you've just gotten off a horse. I don't know, I use ‘howdy’ from time to time. Howdy. Howdy. Howdy. Howdy. Dun dun dun dun. That was my banjo. Yeah, in a sentence you might say, “Howdy folks, welcome to the barbecue place.”
Next is ‘hey’.
‘Hey’ is a good friendly phrase. You can usually use ‘hey’ with a wave and smile, look happy. If you don’t, people might think you're down in the dumps. People might think you're not in a very good mood. In a sentence, “Hey I heard you got engaged last week. Congratulations!” Something like that. It's usually kind of a cheery, happy expression.
Alright, next is ‘what's up?’
‘What's up?’ is the long form of ‘s'up’. This does not literally mean “what is above you right now?” If you want to be funny, you can say, “the ceiling” or “the sky”, but that joke gets old really fast, and chances are, the person you're talking to has already heard it before. It just means, “What are you up to?”“What is going on with you?” In a sentence, “What's up? Did you have a good weekend?”A typical response to “what's up?” is “not much”. Find out some more responses in English in three minutes. We did an episode on this. “Nothing much, how about you?” That's pretty good. Pretty good. Pretty good. Pretty good. I don't know what I'm doing.
The next one is ‘long time no see’. You can use this when you haven't seen the other person for a long time. You're at a party, or at an event, or whatever. Any time it's been a long break. You can decide how long ‘long’ is. Not the day before, or the week before, maybe a few weeks or a month whatever is unusual for you and this other person. When you see them you can say, “Hey, long time no see. How have you been?”
That's the end. So those are a few different ways to say ‘Hi’ in a few different situations. I hope that you have a chance to try them out the next time that you meet someone, or you greet someone. Thanks very much for joining us this week and we'll see you again soon. Bye. Instead of saying ‘s up' I like to say soup. S’up. Soup.


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Wednesday at 04:07 AM
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Hello James,

Thank you for the kind feedback! I will pass on the compliment to Alisha. :)

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Tuesday at 12:03 AM
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I like her because she is very enjoy and spontaneous.

Monday at 11:58 PM
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Very good. Alisha is a good teacher. If I lived there I would like to have english class from her.