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Saying Hello in Spanish

Hi/ Hello Hola!


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Grammar Tip : double exclamations!
Did you notice
the inverted
exclamation
points
with Hola! ?
The upside-down
or inverted
exclamation ! p
oints
are unique to
Spanish
This is to ensure
that when you're
readin! you can
tell lon "e#ore
the end o# a
sentence
whether you're
dealin with an
exclamation!
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Moving on...
$ow! let's loo%
at &ood
mornin!
&ood ' (uen
day ' d)a
*lthouh 'd)a'
literally
translates to
'day'! it is
used as
'mornin' in the
reetin 'ood
mornin'
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Grammar tip
+n Spanish!
nouns ta%e up
either
masculine or
#eminine
ender! #or
example 'D)a' is
masculine
The ad,ectives
descri"in
these nouns
there#ore
also need to
re-ect the
same ender
Since 'D)a' is
masculine we
will use the
masculine
#orm o# 'ood'
Hence we will
add an '-o' at
the end and
ma%e it '(ueno'
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Greetings
Good = Bueno
(singular, masculine form)
&ood
mornin!
(uenos d)as!
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Grammar tip
&reetins such
as .&ood
mornin/ and
.&ood
a#ternoon/ etc0
always ta%e up
plural #orms
in Spanish0
Hence we add
an 's' a#ter
"oth
'(ueno' and
'D)a' 1
&ood mornin!
' (uenos
d)as!
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Greetings
Good = Buena (singular, feminine)
Afternoon = Tarde (singular form)
&ood
a#ternoon!
&ood
evenin!
(uenas tardes!
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Grammar Tip
&ood mornin!
' (uenos d)as
!
2masculine3
(ut
&ood
a#ternoon!
' (uenas tard
es!
2#eminine3
*d,ectives ta%e
male and
#emale
#orms
dependin on
the ender o#
the su",ect
Since d)as is
masculine we
used (uenos an
d
tardes is
#eminine hence
we use (uenas
4asculine
o",ects usually
end with -o and
#eminine with
-a
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So remember!
&ood mornin!
' (uenos d)as!
&ood a#ternoon!
' (uenas tardes!
(oth d)as and tardes a
re
plural hence an 's' is
added
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Greetings
Good = Buena
(with singular, feminine subjects)
noches is feminine and plural, hence we use Buenas
&oo
d
nih
t!
(uen
as
noche
s!
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Culturally Speaing
&ood niht!
' (uenas
noches!
5ust li%e in 6nlish
where we o#ten
use
'ood niht' to "id
#arewell! '(uenas
noches' can also
"e used to "id
#arewell
7emem"er! $och
es is #eminine
and plural
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!o you remember"
English
Spani
sh
Hi / Hello! Hola!
&ood mornin!
(uen
os
d)as!
&ood
a#ternoon/eve
(uen
as
nin!
tardes
!
&ood niht!
(uen
as
noche
s!
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Congratulations!
8ou did it!
8ou ,ust
completed your
9rst lesson
and learnt Hi!
Hello! &ood
mornin!
&ood
a#ternoon! and
&ood niht!
:asn't that
easy? 13
;<=mo est>?
How are you?
How are you?
How = Cmo
Are = Est = ests
You = T = usted
7ecuerda
A diferencia del espaol, el ingls no tiene
una palara espec!fica para mostrar respeto
a la persona con "uien estamos #alando
Tanto t como usted se dice $ou
How are you?
%Cmo est & ests' ( How are $ou'
En espaol, decir )t) o )usted) es opcional
*in emargo, en ingls siempre tenemos "ue
decir $ou
How are you?
?ara responder! puede decir@
+ am 9ne
How are you?
+ 8o
am estoy
9ne "ien
6n espaAol! decir ByoC es opcional
Sin em"aro! en inlDs siempre
tenemos que decir .+/
How are you?
28o3 estoy "ien
+ am 9ne
7epaso
Ingls Espaol
Hello! Hola!
Hey! Hola! 2in#ormal3
&ood mornin (uenos d)as
&ood a#ternoon (uenas tardes 2E-Fpm3
&ood evenin (uenas tardes 2F-Gpm3
&ood niht (uenas noches
7epaso
Ingls Espaol
How are you? ;<=mo est>?
+ am 9ne 6stoy "ien