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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 three lists - first is the hellos, next 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

Long time no see! ➔ Hacía mucho que no nos veíamos!

Welcome ➔ Bienvenido

Welcome to (place) ➔ Bienvenido a (place)

Welcome to our home. ➔ Bienvenidos a nuestro hogar.

Good morning ➔ Buenos dias

Good afternoon ➔ Buenas tardes

Good evening ➔ Buenas noches

What's up? ➔ Qué hay (de nuevo)?

How's it going? ➔ Qué pasa?

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

Pleased to meet you ➔ Encantado (m) / Encantada (f)

Nice to meet you ➔ Es un gusto conocerte

It's nice to meet you ➔ Mucho gusto

I'm happy to meet you ➔ Mucho gusto en conocerle

It's nice to meet you too ➔ El gusto es mío

A pleasure ➔ Un placer

Saying Goodbye from English to Spanish:

Bye / Goodbye ➔ Adiós

Farewell ➔ Despidido

Bye, friend! ➔ Adiós, amigo!

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

Until next time ➔ Hasta la vista

See you next time ➔ Hasta la proximo

Take care ➔ Cuidate

Have a nice day ➔ Que tengas un buen dia

*List of Spanish greetings updated: March 13, 2018.


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The Fine Print

I don't speak Spanish myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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