How to Greet in Spanish

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How to greet in Spanish- learn to translate greetings from spanish to english(download link) if it doesn’t work;just right click on the link then select “Save link as” then, , you know where to go from there!

This is probably the first thing you need to know about Spanish: Translating Spanish SALUDOS to english.

how to greet i spanish


Saludos is the Spanish term for “GREETINGS”. This is where the word “salute” originated. Here are the very basis translations of spanish saludos, or greetings; now lets translate fro spanish to english!

¡Hola!, Buenas días. Yo soy Magallanes Firmales(replace with your name). Soy estudiante.

english: Hello! My name is Magallanes Firmales. I am a student.

Now to increase your basic vocabulary, Try to translate these from Spanish words to English, The answer will be given out below:

1. ¡Hola!

2. Buenos días

3. Buenas tardes

4. buenas noches

Here’s the English translation from the Spanish greetings above:

1. Hello! or Hi!

2. Good morning or Good day

3. Good afternoon

4. Good evening

You might have noticed the reverse exclamation mark (¡) preceding an exclamatory sentence or word. The Spanish do that to express that emotion even further. The Spanish really want to “feel” the words; they are really expressive people: that is why being around Hispanics is usually a breath of fresh air. So you see you can really tell a lot about a culture by means of understanding their language, their “idioma“- (Spanish for “language”). The Spanish tongue , el lengua de Hispanicos- is made to speak the emotions within the word. That is one of the reasons why it is a very interesting language to learn/ aprender español es interesante (To learn Spanish is interesting).

As you can see I am already giving out some phrases in Spanish above. It is best if you have an ANKI SRS then include those phrases. But don’t sweat, here’s an overview of some of those sentences above:

Aprender is the infinitive of learn: therefore it means “to learn”. as you can see it is not specific to any doer. In Spanish when you see words ending in “er”, “ir” and “ar”  you can bet that those are infinitives.

We will get back at you next time with more podcasts and basic, fun, and useful Spanish terms here at Translate from Spanish to English .com.

¡Hasta luego! – Till next time




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I go by the name of Magallanes in this blog. My mission here is to influence you folks in the most effective way to learn the Spanish language. Welcome to my fleet!