Greetings: 28 Useful Formal and Informal Greetings in English

Greetings in English!!! Learn how to use some simple formal and informal English greetings, as well as fun slang expressions that people use to greet each other.

Formal and Informal English Greetings

Formal Greeting

  • Hello Mary!
  • Hello.
  • How are you?
  • Good morning.
  • Good afternoon.
  • Good evening.
  • What are you doing?
  • It’s nice to meet you.
  • How is it going?
  • How are you doing?
  • Good to see you.
  • It is a pleasure to meet you.
  • How do you do?
  • It’s an honor to meet you.
  • Nice to meet you.

Informal Greeting

  • Hey! (Interjections)
  • What’s up?
  • Howdy!
  • How are ya?
  • Hi!
  • What’s new?
  • What’s going on?
  • How is it going?
  • How are things?
  • What’s up?
  • How is everything?
  • How’s life?
  • Long time no see!

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Useful Formal and Informal Greeting in English


Last Updated on July 25, 2020

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