Greeting People on Different Occasions

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Greeting People on Different Occasions

Message  WISSAL BELGAOUT le Dim 27 Nov - 15:57

Once you have been introduced to a person, the next time you meet
that person, it is important to greet them. We also greet people when we
leave people. In English (as in all the languages), there are different
ways to greet people in formal and informal situations.

Formal Greeting at the time of Arrival:


  • Good Morning/ Afternoon/ Evening
  • Hello (name), How are you?
  • Good day Sir/ Ma’am (very formal approach)

Informal Greeting while Arriving


  • Hi/ Hello
  • How are you?
  • What’s up? (very informal)
  • How are you doing?

Formal Greeting at the time of Departure


  • Good Bye/ Bye.
  • See You (later)
  • Later ( very informal)

Informal Greetings at the time of Departure


  • It was a pleasure seeing you.
  • Good Bye
  • Note: After 8pm, Good Night

There are number of phrases that are commonly used to introduce strangers:


  • (Name). I do not think you have met (name).
  • I do not think you know (name).
  • May I introduce you to (name)
  • When you meet people (strangers) for the first time, it is common to greet a person with, “How do you do?”

In informal situations, especially the most informal ones,
introductions are also made simply saying: This is (name). It is also
common to just say “Hi” or “Hello” as a response in this informal
meeting.

It is also quite common to shake hands when you are introduced. After
the initial introductions, hand shaking generally takes place in more
formal business situations, otherwise, people just say “Hi”.

It is common to use a special greeting used just for that occasion on special days, holidays and other special occasions.

1) Birthdays


  • Happy Birthday!
  • Best Wishes
  • Many Happy Returns

2) Wedding/ Anniversary


  • Congratulations
  • Best Wishes
  • Here’s to many more years together

3) Special Holidays


  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy New Year
  • All the best for a Happy New Year

Whenever making special greetings to children on Birthdays/ Christmas, it is also common to ask them what they received:


  • Merry Christmas! What did you get from Santa Claus?
  • Happy Birthday! What did daddy get for you?

4) Special Occasions


  • Congratulations for your promotion
  • All the best for your….
  • I am so proud of you.

There are also a number of polite phrases used when trying to get the
attention or help from people. The use of more formal language is
common when speaking to someone you do not know.

5) Interrupting

It is first common to apologise before interuppting another person or asking for help, if you do not know that person.


  • Excuse me, could I….
  • Sorry, do you think I could….
  • Excuse me, do you know….
  • I beg your pardon, could you help me? (formal)

Asking someone to repeat
When asking someone for information, you may have a hard time
understanding in public places, which can be very noisy. Here are
phrases commonly used to ask someone to repeat what he has said:

  • Excuse me, I am afraid. I did not understand
  • Could you repeat that? (formal)
  • I am sorry, I did not catch that (informal)

Greeting people on different occasions speaks volumes about the
background to which a person belongs, the kind of upbringing one has and
how the person is able to make difference to his/ her approach towards
other people.

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Re: Greeting People on Different Occasions

Message  najimohamed le Lun 28 Nov - 6:06

I think this expressions are very important they are the basics of communication language study

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Re: Greeting People on Different Occasions

Message  WISSAL BELGAOUT le Lun 28 Nov - 13:22

Yes, of course

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