Different Ways of Saying Hello and Goodbye in English
Different Ways of Saying Hello and Goodbye in English

Different ways to say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in English.

In English, different expressions can be used when greeting and saying goodbye. The most commonly used greeting and farewell expressions are given below, also formal and informal uses are listed.

Informal Greetings

Hi!/ Hey!/Hey there.
How are you doing? 
How’s it going?
How are things?
What’s up?
Nice to see you./Good to see you.
Long time no see.
It’s been a while.

Formal Greetings

Good morning!
Good afternoon!
Good day. 
Good evening!
How do you do? 
How have you been?
It’s good to see you.
Nice to meet you./Pleased to meet you.
It's a pleasure to meet you.

Informal Goodbyes

See you.
See you soon.
See you later.
See you around.
Talk to you later.
I’ve got to get going.
Gotta go.
Good seeing you!
Keep in touch.
Don’t be a stranger.
Speak to you then.
Until Monday/Friday
Have a good one!
Take care.
Take it easy.
Drive safe.
Safe travels!
Have a safe trip/flight.
So long.
Catch you later.
I’m out of here.

Formal Goodbyes

Have a nice day!
Have a nice weekend!
Have a good one.
Hope you have a wonderful day/evening.
Take care of yourself.
Speak to you then.
I’ll see you then.
Until next time.
I must be going.
It was a pleasure seeing you.
It was a pleasure speaking with you.
I look forward to our next meeting.


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