Greetings are words or phrases that we use to welcome someone who has just arrived or is about to leave. They are basic courteous words and phrases that we use and tend to slightly different based on the surrounding culture. In a business setting it often seen as polite and way introduce yourself. In personal settings it often a good way to start a conversation, they also help people that are leaving exit with a good feeling. You have used greetings for a long time without even realizing it. How many times have you said "Hello!" to people, this week alone. In English we have hundreds of different of greetings, the same is true in Spanish. The most common greetings are hello and goodbye in English and in Spanish those are the two most used greetings (hola and adios). Just like in English greetings often mention a time of day. When we wake, we often hear, "good morning". The same is true in Spanish, the time of day is frequently referenced in the phrase. We also need to learn the circumstances surrounding our greetings. We want to use different greetings based on whether it is formal or informal situation.
It's the first step in a new friendship, an icebreaker at social functions, and is just polite when you are meeting someone for the first time. These worksheets present introductory words, phrases, and conversations for translation, both from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Students will either write the translated sentence based on the prompt, or match phrases using a word list or word bank. Worksheet instructions are provided in English. Another handy phrase is "Solo estoy aprendiendo español." I am just learning Spanish. Including it in your introduction will let your new friends know to speak slowly and clearly.