Expression of Greeting and Leave Taking

Greeting and Farewell

    Expression of Greeting and Leave Taking. In communication it is normally to start and also finish our communication when we meet someone. There are many expression that we use to start communication and finish communication. Here I want to share about it.

 

  1. Greeting

      When we meet someone we know, we usually greet him/her whatever formal or informal.

      The formal greetings are usually used when we meet someone whom we respect.

      Informal greeting is used when we meet someone we already know each other, like classmates, close friend, or friend. The greeting expression, are:

Formal Greetings

 

Good morning

Good day/noon

Good afternoon

Good evening

Responses

 

Good morning

Good day/noon

Good afternoon

Good evening

 

Informal Greetings

 

Hi

Hello

 

Responses

 

Hi

Hello

      Greeting is usually followed by asking the condition of someone

Asking / Questions

 

How are you?

How is life?

How do you do?

How is everything with you?

How are you doing

Responses

 

I’m fine

Not bad, thanks

How do you do?

Pretty well. Thanks

I am very well thanks

  1. Leave taking/partings

      Leave taking usually used if we part with someone we know. It’s divided into formal and informal parting

Formal Partings

 

Good night

Nice to see you

It’s nice to meet you

Good bye

Responses

 

Good night

Nice to see you, too

Nice to meet you, too

Good bye

Informal Partings

 

Bye

Bye-bye

See you later

See you tomorrow

Good luck

Take care

Responses

 

Bye

Bye-bye

See you

See you

Thank you

You too

Note:

  1. Good morning: since get up in the morning until have lunch (00.00 – 12.00)
  2. Good day/noon at about 12.00
  3. Good afternoon: since 12.00 up to 18.00
  4. Good Evening: since 18.00 up to 24.00(00.00)
  5.  Good night is used before sleeping.
  6. P.m. (post merediem) = 12.00 up to 24.00
  7. A.m (Ante merediem) = 24.00 up to 12.00

Examples of Greeting and leave taking :

Dialog 1

Teacher     : “Good morning students

Students   : “Good morning sir”

Teacher     : “How are you today?”

Students   : “We are fine. And you?”

Teacher     : “Fine, too.

Dialog 2

Andri        : “Hi, Nina.”

Nina         : “Hello Andri.”

Andri        : “How are you doing?”

Nina         : “Pretty well. By the way, Where are you going?”

Andri        : “I’m going to Bandar Swimming pool. Will you join me?”

Nina         : “Oh, Sorry I must help my mom in the market.”

Andri        : “It’s Okay. See you next time

Nina         : “See you. Have a nice day.”

That’s all my share about “Greeting and Leave taking.”  Hopefully it will be useful.

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