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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 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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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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