Greetings in Spanish
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Learn how to greet people in Spanish, whether or not you know them.

What to say (and when)

Buenos días means "hello" and "good morning."

Buenas tardes means "good afternoon," so you should start using it around 1pm.

Buenas noches means "good evening" (as a greeting) starting around 6pm or "good night" (as a valediction).

Hola is an informal greeting, "hi," that you can use at any time of day.

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Spanish greetings