Greeting

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Greetings are nice things to say when people meet each other. Greetings may be different from culture to culture. These are some greetings used a lot in the English language:

  • "Hello", "hi", and "hey"
  • "Good [morning, afternoon, evening], which changes with the time of day
  • "What's up?", "Yo", "What's up?", and "What's happening?", which are not formal
  • "G'day", a greeting used a lot in Australia
  • "Howdy", an informal greeting used a lot in rural areas of the United States
  • "How do you do", which is used as a question in some places and a normal greeting in others

There are also ways to greet without talking, such as these: