English to Spanish Greetings, Goodbyes, and Conversational Introductions
Basic greetings are some of the most important words to learn in any language. To help you understand and extend such greetings in Spanish, this page has outlined several useful translations from English to Spanish.
On this page you will find several lists - first is the hellos, next is the timely greetings, third is the conversational introductions, and last is the goodbyes.
English to Spanish Greetings and Goodbyes:
You can also view this list of greetings and goodbyes with translations from Spanish to English. Words in bold added during the last update.
Various Greetings from English to Spanish:
Greeting ➔ Saludo
Hello (Informal) ➔ Buenas
Hi / Hello ➔ Hola
How's it going? ➔ Qué pasa?
Long time no see! ➔ Hacía mucho que no nos veíamos!
What's up? ➔ Qué hay (de nuevo)?
Welcome (to a woman) ➔ Bienvenida
Welcome (to a group of women) ➔ Bienvenidas
Welcome (to a man) ➔ Bienvenido
Welcome (to a group of just men, or men and women) ➔ Bienvenidos
Welcome to (place) ➔ Bienvenido a (place)
Welcome to our home. ➔ Bienvenidos a nuestro hogar.
Timely Greetings from English to Spanish:
Good morning / Good day ➔ Buenos dias
Good day ➔ Buen dia (variation of (but not as common as) 'Buenos dias')
Good afternoon ➔ Buenas tardes
Good evening ➔ Buenas noches
Conversational Introductions from English to Spanish:
Let me introduce myself. My name is... ➔ Déjame presentarme. Mi nombre es...
I'd like you to meet... ➔ Le presento a...
I want to introduce you to a friend (female) ➔ Te quiero presentar a una amiga
I want to introduce you to a friend (male) ➔ Te quiero presentar a un amigo
I'm happy to meet you ➔ Mucho gusto en conocerle
It's nice to meet you ➔ Mucho gusto
Pleased to meet you ➔ Encantado (m) / Encantada (f)
Nice to meet you ➔ Encantado de conocerte
Nice to meet you ➔ Es un gusto conocerte
Nice to meet you ➔ Mucho gusto conocerte
Nice to meet you ➔ Mucho gusto en conocerte
A pleasure ➔ Un placer
It's nice to meet you too ➔ El gusto es mío
Saying Goodbye from English to Spanish:
Bye / Goodbye ➔ Adiós
Bye, friend! ➔ Adiós, amigo!
Farewell ➔ Despidido
Take care ➔ Cuidate
Have a nice day ➔ Que tengas un buen dia
Take very good care of yourself ➔ Cuidate mucho
See you ➔ Nos vemos
See you later! ➔ Nos vemos más tarde!
See you later ➔ Hasta luego
See you in a minute ➔ Hasta ahora
See you soon ➔ Hasta pronto
See you very soon ➔ Hasta muy pronto
See you tomorrow ➔ Hasta mañana
See you tomorrow ➔ Nos vemos mañana
Until next time ➔ Hasta la vista
See you next time ➔ Hasta la proximo
*List of Spanish greetings updated: March 26, 2018.
English to Spanish Comprehension:
Can you answer these questions about Spanish greetings? Give it a try and then scroll back up to see how you did!
1. How do you say nice to meet you in Spanish?
2. How do you spell take care in Spanish?
3. How do you say what's up in Spanish?
4. What is the translation of good afternoon in Spanish?
5. How do you say hello in Spanish?
Spanish to English Comprehension:
If you prefer to study from the Spanish first, then give this list of questions a try!
1. What is the meaning of cuidate in English?
2. What is the English greeting of the Spanish greeting encantada?
3. Translate encantado.
4. What is the English translation of mucho gusto conocerte?
5. What is the meaning of mucho gusto en conocerte in English?
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