Jumat, 22 Mei 2009

Greetings

· Greetings is customary or ritualized words or phrases used to introduce onself or to greet someone.

· Greetings can be expressed both audibly and physically, and often involve a combination of the two.

· Greetings are often, but not always, used just prior to a conversation.

In English, some common verbal greetings are :

§ Hi (say it when you meet with a person. Usually used in an informal situation).

§ Hello (say it when you meet a person).

§ How do you do? (say it when you greet a person for the first time).

§ How are you.

§ I’m glad to meet you.

§ I’m happy to meet you.

§ I’m pleased to meet you.

§ It’s nice to meet you.

§ It’s good to meet you.

§ It’s great to meet you.

§ Good morning (00.00am – 12.00am).

§ Good afternoon (12.00pm – 15.00pm).

§ Good evening (16.00pm – 24.00pm).

§ Good day.

§ God night.

§ Good bye (say it when you are leaving).

Responding to initial greetings are :

  • Hi.
  • Hello.
  • I’m very well.
  • I’m fine.
  • I’m glad to meet you too.
  • I’m happy to meet you too.
  • I’m pleased to meet you too.
  • It’s nice to meet you too.
  • It’s good to meet you too.
  • It’s great to meet you too.
  • Good morning.
  • Good afternoon.
  • Good evening.
  • Good day.
  • Good night.
  • Excellent
  • Great.
  • Me too.
  • I’m not fine.

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