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British introductions and greetings (featuring special guest star)

 

In this lesson I, Chris, and my brother, Rob, (special guest star) discuss common introductions and greetings in British English, giving brief example conversations.

Please see notes below. Suggestion by Mojtaba.

 

 

Introductions

Nice to meet you

Good to meet you

Pleased to meet you

A pleasure to meet you

(It’s) a pleasure

How do you do?

What do you do? (What is your job?)

 

Shaking hands

We shake hands the first time we meet someone but not after. If you are meeting a friend, you do not shake their hand.

Shaking hands is commonplace in other situations such as finishing a game of sport, like football.

 

Greetings

Formal

Hello

How are you?

Nice / good to see you again

Informal

Hi

How’s it going?

What are you doing?

What’s going on?

What’s new?

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  1. 12/09/2016 at 5:22 AM

    Hi Chris. If someone says nice to meet you, is it appropiate to reply likewise? Would that be ok? Thanks
    Best regards.

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