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Ways of saying hello - thesaurus

Synonyms

hello

interjection

used as a greeting when you meet someone or begin to talk to someone on the telephone

good morning

interjection

formal used for saying hello or goodbye to someone in the morning

good afternoon

interjection

formal used for saying hello or goodbye to someone in the afternoon

good evening

interjection

formal used for saying hello to someone in the evening

hi

interjection

informal hello

good day

interjection

Australianspoken used for saying hello to someone in the morning or afternoon. Good day is often written ‘g’day’ to show how it sounds in informal conversation.

pleased to meet you

used as a polite way of greeting someone when you meet them for the first time

how are things?

used as a general greeting when you meet someone

all right

interjection

British used for saying hello to someone

hiya

interjection

informal used for sayinghello’ to someone you know well

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afternoon

interjection

used for greeting someone in the afternoon. Good afternoon is a more formal way of saying this.

aloha

interjection

hello or goodbye: used especially by people who live in Hawaii

compliments

noun

old-fashioned used for greeting someone, or giving them your good wishes

evening

interjection

used for greeting someone in the evening. Good evening is a more formal way of saying this.

g’day

interjection

Australianinformal hello

good day

interjection

Britishold-fashioned used for saying hello or goodbye to someone in the morning or afternoon

good morrow

an old phrase meaninggood morning

greetings

noun

an old-fashioned way of saying hello to someone

hallo

interjection

British hello

hello there/you there etc

used when calling to someone or greeting them

hey

interjection

mainly American hello

how are you?

used as a greeting when you meet someone that you know. This phrase is sometimes used for asking someone about their health, but it is usually just a friendly greeting and the speaker does not expect a detailed account of your health

how do you do?

used as a polite greeting when you meet someone for the first time, especially when they have introduced themselves or have been introduced to you

howdy

interjection

Americaninformal a word that some people use as a way of sayinghello

howzit

interjection

South Africaninformal a word that some people use as a way of sayinghello

hullo

a British spelling of hello

(it’s a) pleasure to meet you

used when you meet someone for the first time

long time no see

used when you meet someone who you have not seen for a long time

morning

interjection

informal used for saying hello to someone in the morning

namaste

interjection

Indian English used for greeting someone with respect, especially when you put your hands together in a movement which is called a namaskar

nice to meet you

used for greeting someone when you meet them for the first time, or for saying goodbye to them on that occasion

nice to see you

used for greeting or saying goodbye to someone who you already know

remember me to someone

used to ask someone to give a greeting from you to a person who they are going to see, and who you have not seen for a long time

Shalom

interjection

used as a way of saying ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’.. Shalom is the Hebrew word for ‘peace’.

wotcha

interjection

Britishspoken a very informal way of sayinghello

yo

interjection

mainly Americanvery informal used for getting someone’s attention, or for greeting someone

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