Easy English Greetings – Formal and Informal



Today, we learn, not one, but six super simple English greetings that you can use with your friends, your colleagues and your imaginary friends! I also make a special announcement in the show. Learn these easy English greetings and Enjoy the show :)

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Hey guys, you are listening to English Made Simple, this is episode number 2-3-2, number two-hundred and thirty-two, numero doscientos treinta y dos

Welcome back everybody, thanks for tuning in to today’s show, this is episode number 232. And my name is Milena and I am the host of the English Made Simple show, you can find me at www.englishmadesimple.net, englishmadesimple (punto) net.

Today we’ll learn how to use some simple formal and informal English greetings. So whether you’re speaking with a friend or a colleague at work, you’ll find today’s episode quite useful. Keep listening!

Just so you know, today’s episode is brought to you by my free Audio Book “How To Simplify A Conversation” – when you download this Audio Book you’ll also get access to my 3-Day Email Course. The 3-Day Email course is practical and actionable. It’s so easy even my grandma can do it. And it doesn’t take too much of your time. It might require you to do a quick search online, but that’s about it.

After you complete the mini email course you’ll get a chance to join my new Speaking Challenge called: TheConvoStarter.

And this challenge is also simple and practical. You’ll go out into the real world and talk to real people in English.

You’ll be using the phrases that I use when I go out and chat with people. It’s amazing how much you can learn from others when you start chatting with them. Especially, when you are new in the city.

People love to make small chit-chat in Australia and New Zealand. It’s common to hear people say: hey, how’s it going? Even if they had never met you before.

The whole idea of this challenge is to get you to speak with others in English.

The more opportunities you have to speak in English, the more fluent you’ll become.


I’ve got a few things to share with you today. And towards the end we’ll have today’s Repeat After Me phrase.

So as I mentioned at the beginning, we’ll learn how to use some simple formal and informal English greetings. You can use the informal ones with your friends, new friends you meet or if you’d like to be more formal, I’ll share some example you can use on your colleagues

No doubt, you’ll learn something new today! So stick around.

Are you ready, amigos y amigas?

So besides the standard greeting of “Hi” or “Hello” and also “Hey” there are other things you could say to greet someone.

I’ll try to list three in each category and provide a bonus slang greeting at the end.

Let’s start with the formal greeting first. Let’s get it out of the way. It sounds like something Weon Inteligente would say…

Formal greeting #1 – Good morning – good afternoon – good evening

Please know, we don’t say Good Night to someone as a greeting. Good Night is more of a Goodbye. You’ll say it at the end of a conversation with someone.

Good evening – use this after 5pm to say Hello to someone.

Formal greeting #2 – Hi Carlos! It’s nice to meet you.

I think you can use this in both situations – formal and informal.


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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

Podcast Host

Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers.

Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services.

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