Spanish also known as the romance language is spoken in some countries which include Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico etc. It is a language that has its influence in business and culture of the world. If you have plans of every traveling to a Spanish speaking country either for vacation or permanent residence, then you need to familiarise yourself with the language. Some common greetings in Spanish are:

1. Hola

This means hello. If you are meeting someone for the first time, a Hi/hello won’t be a bad way to start a conversation. in “hola” the h is silent. It is as pronounced as OH-lah.

2. Buenos Dias

The Spanish way of saying “Good morning”. It is pronounced as BWEH-nohs DEE-ahs

3. Buenas Tardes

The Spanish way of saying Good afternoon. It is pronounced as BWEH-nahs TAHR-dehs.

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4. Buenas Noches

Meaning Good night and it is used to greet someone before going to bed. It is pronounced as BWEH-nahs NOH-chehs.

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5. Feliz Semana Santa!

(feh-LEES seh-MAH-nah SAHN-tah meaning Happy Easter! – literally ‘Happy Holy Week!’

6. Gracias

It is pronounced as GRAH-syahs which means thank you.

7. ¿Qué tal?

It is pronounced as keh tahl means What’s up/ how are you.

8. ¿Cómo estás?

Pronounced as KOH-moh ehs-TAHS also means how are you.

9. Feliz Año Nuevo!

feh-LEES AH-nyoh NWEH-boh and it means Happy New Year!

10. Hasta luego

See you later. Its pronunciation is
AHS-tah LWEH-goh.

11. Hasta pronto

See you soon. It is pronounced as
AHS-tah PROHN-toh

12. Adios

Good bye and its pronounced as  ah-DYOHS.

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