In this article I will explain, how to greet in English. There are many ways to wish someone depending on the time and situation. You will also learn how to respond if someone greets you.

How to Greet in English

आप जब भी किसी अनजान या जान पहचान के लोगो से मिलते है तो उन्हें अंग्रेजी में किस प्रकार से सत्कार या स्वागत कर सकते है, यहाँ आपको वो सब बताया जायेगा|

You can learn how to greet in English by following the expressions given below. You will find here different ways to greet someone in English. First of all, let’s learn basic way to greet in English that we have been knowing since childhood.

  • Good Morning   : सुबह की नमस्ते
  • Good Afternoon : दोपहर में
  • Good Evening : शाम में
  • Hi/ Hello, How are you?  : hello, क्या हाल है?
  • How are you doing?  : कैसे है आप ?
  • How do you do? : आप कैसे है?
  • Good to see you. आप से मिलकर अच्छा लगा|

Note: Even if you meet some one late in the evening then you should say Good Evening instead of Good Night. Good Night is only used when you say Good Bye at night.

नोट: यदि आप किसी से देर रात में मिलते है तो आपको Good Evening  कहना चाहिए| Good Night का प्रयोग हम केवल  सोते समय या जाते समय करते है|

How to greet in english?

When wee meet someone close or our own friends then it feels a bit awkward to wish them formally. So now I will tell how you can greet them using informal expressions. Some of them are mentioned below:

Informal ways to greet: अनौपचारिक तरीके से मिलना

  • Hey, What’s up?  : क्या चल रहा है?
  • Hey, What’s going on? : क्या चल रहा है?
  • Hey, What’s new?
  • Hey, What’s happening?
  • Hi, How’s it going?

नोट: Generally, What’s up का जवाब लोग Cool, Not much या Nothing much देते है परन्तु आपकी ज़िन्दगी  में कुछ ख़ास चल रहा हो तो आप वो कह सकते है|

Meeting someone after a long time:

यदि आप किसी से बहुत समय दिन बाद मिलते है तो आप निम्न प्रकार से wish कर सकते है:

  • Long time no see
  • It’s been ages.
  • It’s been long time.
  • How have you been?
  • What have you been up to all these years?            (Formal / औपचारिक )

Greeting a friend or known:

किसी दोस्त या जान पहचान के व्यक्ति से मिलना : 

  • How is life?
  • How are things?
  • How is everything?

Response to Greet.   सत्कार का जवाब देना:

At last, I will tell you the expressions that we can use in response to the above mentioned greeting ways. You can greet someone using the following expressions in a positive way. These all described the positive ways to give response.

  • Very Good Morning/ Good Afternoon/ Good Evening
  • Hi, I am fine. Thank You.
  • I am good. What about you?
  • I am doing good. How about you?
  • Life is going well. You tell me?
  • I have been great. What about you?
  • Nice to meet you.
  • All good, You say?
  • Not Bad, Thanks.
  • Very well, Thanks.

If you are unwell or not good then you can use the following expression in that situation:

यदि आप किसी को यह कहना चाहते है क आप ठीक नही है या अच्छा महसूस नही कर रहे तो आप निम्न तरीके से जवाब दे सकते है:

  • Could have been better.
  • Not really good.

Important Note to Remember: Always carry a smile when you meet someone. This will definitely adds on to your personality.

ज़रूरी नोट: जब भी आप किसी से मिलते है तो हमेशा अपने चेहरे पर मुस्कान रखिये | यह आपकी Personality को और भी बेहतर दिखाता है|

यदि आपको कुछ भी पूछना हो तो आप पर अपना message भेज सकते है| जल्द ही आपको उसका जवाब भी मिलेगा|

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