Expressions of Greeting

(Ekspesi Menyapa)

In our daily life, we often need to greet someone, to introduce ourselves and other person and to express thanking. That’s why you need to learn this unit. It will be beneficial for you to get along well with people around you, either today or later when you get into the world of work.

FORMAL GREETING RESPONSES
‐ Good morning 

‐ Good afternoon

– Good noon/day

‐ Good evening

–  Good night

‐ Hello, how are you

-Nice to meet you

 

‐ Hello, 

‐ Hello, good afternoon

– Good noon/day

‐ Good evening

– Good night

‐ I’m fine thank you

-Nice to meet you, too

 

Time 

• Good morning →after day break, before noon.   (00.00 – 12.00 a.m)

• Good afternoon → after 12.00, before sunset.     (12.00 – 16.00 p.m)

• Good day → after day, before sunset,                    (12.00 p.m)

• Good  evening → after sunset, before bed time.  (06.00 – 09.00 p.m)

•Good   night  (09.00 – 00.00 a.m)

Note :

a.m = ante meridiem (00.00-12.00)

p.m= post meridiem (12.00-00.00)

 

INFORMAL GREETING RESPONSES
–  Morning 

– Afternoon

– Evening

–  Hello, hi

– Morning 

– Afternoon

– Evening

– Terrific / great, and you?

– Hello /hi

Initial greetings Responding to initial greetings
–  Hi, how’s life? 

–  How are you?

–  How are you today?

–  How are you this morning?

–  How are you doing?

–  How are thing’s

– How is everything

–  How have you been?

–  What’s news?

–  How’s business?

–  Long time not see?

–  How’s life treating you?

–  What’s news?

–  How’s everything?

–  How’s business?

–  How’s it going?

–  Good to see you.

– I’m fine , thank you and how are you? 

– I’m very well

– Fine thanks, and you?

– Very well

– Good /pretty good/pretty well

– Not bad /all right

– Just fine, thanks

– All right thank

– Pretty well, what about you?

– Yeah!

– Okay

– Terrific. And you?

– Just fine, thanks.

– Great, thanks.

– Pretty well. What about you?

– Excellent

Example :

Situation 1   : Soraya meets Adam at the cafeteria.

Soraya : Hello, Adam. How are you getting on?

Adam   :  Fine, thanks. How are you?

Soraya : I’m very well. Thank you.

Adam   : Have you finished your lunch?

Soraya :  Yes, I have. I’d better be going, or I’ll be late at my office.

Goodbye, Adam.

Adam   :  Goodbye, Soraya. See you tomorrow.

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