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Common Greetings in Spanish Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

If you’re new to Spanish, one of the first things you’ll want to do is learn some common greetings. Even if you can’t speak much of the language, being able to greet people goes a long way. Before your trip to Mexico, Colombia, or Spain, why not try and learn some common Spanish greetings?

Common Greetings in Spanish

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Follow this short and simple video and learn several common Spanish greetings with a native speaking Spanish teacher alongside English translations:


Buenos días

Buenas tardes

Buena noches

¿Cómo está?

¿Cómo estás?

¿Cómo están?

Estoy bien gracias.

Más o menos


¿Qué pasa?

Nada nada

¿Qué tal?

¿Cómo te va?

Todo bien


Mucho gusto



Hasta pronto

Hasta luego

Hasta mañana

Hasta la próxima

Hace tiempo que no te veo

¿Cómo ha estado?

Buen provecho!

Buen viaje!


Good morning

Good afternoon

Good evening

How are you? (formal)

How are you? (familiar)

How are they?/How are you? (plural)

I’m fine, thanks

I’m alright/so so

Bad/Not well

What’s up?


How’s it going?

How are you doing?

Everything’s fine


Nice to meet you

Likewise/same to you


See you soon

See you later

See you tomorrow

See you next time

Long time no see

How have you been?

Bon appetite!

Bon voyage!

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.