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The most popular ways of saying “Hello” and ” Good bye”

The most popular ways of saying “Hello” and ” Good bye”

Today you are going to learn the most common ways of saying” Hello” and “Good- bye”. Some of them can be used with friends, other expressions are more appropriate in business contacts,and others with strangers. They will help you sound natural in all life situations!



Informal expressions:

  • How have you been?
  • Nice to see you again!
  • Long time no see!= I haven’t seen you for a long time!
  • How’s life?
  • How are things?/How are you doing?/ How’s it going?
  • G’day/Gidday= very popular greeting in Australia and New Zealand
  • What’s up? = very common greeting among the youth in the USA, even though it’s a question not always it requires a reply: “A- Hey man, what’s up?, Hey!”
  • What’s the crack?= this expression is the most popular among the Irish.
Formal expressions:

  • Good morning!
  • Good afternoon!
  • Good evening!
  • Hello, ( name)
  • How are you?
  • Pleased to meet you!
  • Nice to meet you!


  • I’m very well, thanks.
  • I’m fine, thanks, and you?
  • Not too bad/So so ( thanks)
  • Bad/Not well.
  • Ok. You?
  • Can’t complaint.



  • Good bye!
  • Bye!
  • I’m out of here./I’m off= used to communicate that we’re leaving the place, and comerades.
  • I’ll have to love you and leave you= very popular in the UK and the Commonwealth
  • All the best!
  • Take care!
  • It’s been great seeing you!
  • See you later!
  • See you soon!
  • See you on Monday!
  • Have a nice day.
  • Have a nice weekend.


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