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Greetings, Goodbyes & Expressions of Courtesy . Hagan a hora . In Spanish, answer the following questions: (Please use complete sentences ) ¿Cómo te llamas? __________________________________________________ ¿Cuántos años tienes?

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Greetings, Goodbyes & Expressions of Courtesy

Hagan ahora

In Spanish, answer the following questions: (Please use complete sentences)

  • ¿Cómo te llamas?


  • ¿Cuántos años tienes?


  • ¿Cómoestás?


  • Spanish speakers often greet each other with a handshake or a kiss. In Spain, friends may greet each other with a light kiss on both cheeks. Latin Americans kiss on only one cheek. When men greet each other, they often shake hands, pat each other on the back, or hug. Young people often shake hands when they meet or say goodbye. Family members usually greet each other with a kiss.

Así se dice


Good morning, sir.

Buenos días, señor.


Good night, ma’am.

Good evening, ma’am.

Good afternoon, miss.

Buenastardes, señorita.


¿Cómo se dice en inglés?

In your notebook, translate the following phrases

¿Cómote llamas?

What is your name?

How old are you?


How are you?


Good evening, Ma’am

Buenasnoches, señora.

Good morning, sir.

Buenos días, señor.

Good afternoon, Miss

Buenastardes, señorita



To say goodbye to someone, say:


  • Adiós.

  • Bueno, tengo clase.

  • Well, I have class.


  • Bye.

Hasta luego.

  • See you later.

See you tomorrow

Hasta mañana.

Tengo que irme.

  • I have to go.


Work with a partner. Imagine you just ran into each other in the hall between classes. Greet each other briefly. Then tell your partner you have to go, and say goodbye. Switch roles and replay the conversation, this time using different expressions.

Expressions of Courtesy



Lo siento

I am sorry

  • Please

Por favor

Excuse me



You’re at an all-day open house celebration at MiguelÁngel’s house.

As you listen, decide whether the person is arriving or leaving. Modelo

— Hola, Miguel Ángel!

— Buenos días, señora de López. (Mrs. López isarriving.)

  • Alicia

  • Santiago

  • don Alonso

  • Mariana

  • doña Luisa

  • David

Escribamos How would you greet or say goodbye to the

following people? How would they respond to your greetings?

Adiós Hasta luego Buenas tardes

Buenas noches Buenos díasHasta mañana

What Spanish greetings would you use at each of these times?

7:15 p.m

9:30 a.m

10:00 p.m




6:30 a.m

2:45 p.m



To introduce yourself, say:

Me llamo...

My name is …

I am


¿Y tú?

And you?

¿Cómote llamas?

What’s your name?

To introduce others, say:

Éstees mi amigo...

This is my (male) friend

Torespondtoanintroduction, say:

  • ¡Mucho gusto!Nicetomeetyou!

  • Encantado/aDelightedtomeetyou.

Éstaes mi amiga…

This is my (female) friend

Tepresento a…

Let me introduce you… to you

Se llama...

His/Her name is

¿Cómorespondes? How do you respond?

Capítulo , primer paso, actividad 9

Listen as some people at a party introduce themselves to you. Respond with one or two appropriate phrases.

You say:

They say:

  • ¡Mucho gusto!____________________

  • Me llamo Abel, ¿Y tú, cómote llamas?________________________

  • Éstees mi amigo, se llama Felipe ________________________

  • ÉstaesEvita, la estudiante del programainternacional ________________________

  • Encantada ________________________

  • Soy la sra. Rivas ________________________

  • Mucho gusto ________________________


What would you say in the following situations? With a partner, act out each mini-situation and answer each question.

  • A friend introduces you to a new student.

You want to ask the person sitting next to you what his or her name is

  • You’ve just been introduced to your new Spanish teacher

  • You want to tell the new classmate who you are.

  • Your new counselor has just said Mucho gusto.

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