Greetings, Addressing, Introducing

Conversation Starters


Formal greetings

How do you do?

Good morning! — 01:00 — 12:00 (noon)

Good afternoon! — 12:00 — 17:00 (tea time)

Good evening! — 17:00 — 21:00

Good night! — after dusk


Informal greetings

Hi!

Hello (there)!


Follow ups

Formal

A: How are you doing?

B: I am fine, thank you! How about you?

A: How are things with you?

B: Everything is good, thank you! How are yours?

A: How is it going?

B: All is fine, thank you! And how are you?


Informal

A: How are you?

B: Fine, thanks. And you?

A: How is it?

B: OK! And you?

A: What's up?

B: Cool! You?

A: Alright?

B: Alright!

A: Everything's fine?

B: Yeah, great! And you?


Addressing

Excuse me, please, (............)?


Formal

Your Majesty

Your Highness

Your Holiness

Your Honour

Your Excellence

Sir

Madame

Lady Summers

Mr. Smith

Mrs. Smith

Ms. Smith

Miss Grey

Dr. Burcket

Nurse Holder

Officer Condor (the police)

Father John (prist)

Captain Deepwaters (captain of a ship, Military rank)

Private Straight (soldier)


To a group

Ladies and gentlemen

Dear friends


Informal

Hey, you!

Listen!


To a man

Mate

Pal

Guy

Friend

Buddy

Lad


To a woman

Dear

Darling

Honey (hon)

Luv

Lovely

Sunshine


To a group

Guys

Lads

Fellows

Gents

Girls


Introducing

Formal

A: Let me introduce. My name is (name, surname)Ludwig Barrow II.

What is (are) your name(s)?

B: My name is Rosa AzaliaKringe. I am glad to meet you!

A: I am pleased to meet you too! How do you find the weather today?

B: Oh, it is terrible, actually. It never stops raining ...

Informal

V: Hello, name's Vic. And you are?

T: I'm Tania. Nice to meet you!

V: Glad to meet you too!Tania, this is my friend Nick! Nick, Tania!

T: Hi! How are you, Nick?

N: Fine, thanks. You?

T: Great! Well, guys, where are you from?

V: We are local, really. And where are you from?

T: Oh, I'm from LA, the USA.

N: Long way, isn't it?


Farewells

Have a good day!

Good bye!

See you!

See you (soon, later, around, tomorrow, etc.)

So long!

Bye-bye!

Let's call it a day!

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