If you visit the UK , you never say “Hi “ .
A handshake is the most common form of greeting among the English and British people and is customary when you are introduced to somebody new. It is only when you meet friends, whom you haven’t seen for a long time, that you would kiss the cheek of the opposite sex. … You say this when shaking hands with someone.
. ‘Hiya’ or ‘Hey up’ – these informal greetings both mean ‘hello’ and are especially popular in the north of England. … ‘Howay’ is popular in the north east of England and means ‘let’s go’ or ‘come on’.
You can use: Good morning Give you good morning Good morning Good morrow Good day (or morning, afternoon, evening) God give you a good day Good day (or morning, afternoon, evening) Good day; Good den Good afternoon or evening Good even; Good e’en Glad to see you! Well met!
The word “mate” is very common in Australian and British English and can help you sound a lot more natural when speaking Englsih in these places. … Although it’s not used in American English, it is understood by English speakers all over the world.
Oi is an interjection used in British English to get the attention of another person or to express surprise or disapproval. “Oi” was first documented in the 1930s and is particularly associated with working class and Cockney speech.
1. Cheers, mate! Common in many parts of the UK and Australia, ‘mate’ is a friendly way to address a person informally.
Eh? – This is the classic Canadian term used in everyday conversation. The word can be used to end a question, say “hello” to someone at a distance, to show surprise as in you are joking, or to get a person to respond. It’s similar to the words “huh”, “right?” and “what?” commonly found in U.S. vocabulary.
The most common verbal greeting is a simple “Hey”, “Hello”, or “Hi”. Some people may use Australian slang and say “G’day” or “G’day mate”. However, this is less common in cities. Many Australians greet by saying “Hey, how are you?”.
HELLO = = GOODBYE
Here are some of the greetings the Elizabethans used matched with the sort of phrases we would use today: Good Morrow, Mistress Patterson. Good morning, Mrs. Patterson.
|Good night||Good night Night night (inf) Sweet dreams Good night, sleep tight Good night, sleep tight, hope the bedbugs don’t bite|
Originally a Norse greeting, “heil og sæl” had the form “heill ok sæll” when addressed to a man and “heil ok sæl” when addressed to a woman. Other versions were “ver heill ok sæll” (lit. be healthy and happy) and simply “heill” (lit. healthy).
Selfie was named ‘word of the 2013’ by Oxford Dictionaries but now there’s a new term on the block: the usie. Pronounced ‘uss-ee’ – and rhyming with ‘fussy’ – the word marks the growing trend for people squeezing their friends into their camera frame, as well as themselves.
Bloody. Don’t worry, it’s not a violent word… it has nothing to do with “blood”.”Bloody” is a common word to give more emphasis to the sentence, mostly used as an exclamation of surprise. Something may be “bloody marvellous” or “bloody awful“. Having said that, British people do sometimes use it when expressing anger…
Cheers. Americans and British people both say “cheers” when they are out drinking and clink their glasses together. The difference is that people from the UK also use “cheers” to mean “thank you”.
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