Identify and use common greetings and goodbyes
(Note: The activities on this page are designed to promote active communication in Spanish. In an online course, your instructor may ask you to complete the activities using a separate tool, such as video/voice recording or web-conferencing software. Even if the activities are not assigned as coursework, they can be used for individual practice and review.)
Respond to the following questions.
- ¿Cómo te llamas?
- ¿Qué tal?
- ¿De dónde eres?
- ¿Cómo estás?
B. ¿Qué saludo usas?
Give the appropriate greeting depending on the time of the day.
(* Note the use of 24 hour time in this exercise. To convert from 24 hour time to 12 hour, just subtract 12 from the hours 13 and up. So 15:37 = 3:37 p.m.)
C. Conversación relámpago (lightning chats)
Pair up with a classmate. You will have 30 seconds from your instructor’s signal to have the following conversation, using the phrases you learned in this section. When your instructor signals that your time is up, find a new partner and get ready to do it again! ¿Listos? ¡A lo! (Ready? Go to it!)
- Greet each other.
- Ask each other your names and say ‘glad to meet you’
- Ask each other how you are today.
- Ask each other where you are from.
- Say goodbye.