Greetings and Leave-Taking


  • Hello, …/ Hi, …

  • Good morning/ afternoon/ evening. 

  • Good/ Nice to see you again.

  • I’m glad/ happy/ pleased to see you.

How are you?

Fine, thanks. And you?

How have you been?

Very well. And you?

How are things?

Not too bad, thanks.

How is your sister? 

She’s fine.

  • Introductions

Introducing oneself

  • Can/ May I introduce myself? My name’s Peter. 

  • Let me introduce myself. My name’s … .

  • I’d like to introduce myself. I’m … . 

  • I don’t think we’ve met. I’m … .


Introducing someone else

  • Can/ May I introduce a good friend of mine? This is … . 

  • Have you met … ?

  • I’d like you to meet … . 

  • I want you to meet … .


Making contact

  • Excuse me, are you Mrs … ?  Yes, that’s right. 

  • Hello, you must be Mrs … .

  • You are Mr …, aren’t you? 

  • Have we met?

How do you do?

How do you do?

Nice to meet you. 

Nice to meet you, too

Please, call me … .

Then you must call me … .

  • Good-byes/ Leave-Taking

  • Good bye/ Bye/ I’ll say good bye/ See you later/ See you soon. 

  • I must go now.

  • I (really) must be going. I must be off.

  • I’m afraid I’ve got to go.

  • It’s getting (very/ rather) late. I’ll miss my train.

  • They’re calling my flight.

  • I’ve got some things to prepare for … . I’ve got a lot to do this afternoon.

  • I want to get away before the traffic gets too bad. I’ve enjoyed talking to you.

  • It’s been (most) interesting talking to you.

  • It’s been a very useful meeting/ nice afternoon. Thanks for everything.

  • Thank you for (all) your help.

  • Thank you for coming.

Have a good/ safe trip/ flight

Thank you … (same to you)

Have a good weekend. 

Same to you.

Enjoy the rest of your stay.

Same to you.

It was nice meeting you. 

I really enjoyed meeting you, too.

I hope to see you again. 

I hope so, too.

See you on the 13th.

See you.

  • I look forward to our next meeting. 

  • I look forward to seeing you again.

  • I look forward to seeing you when you’re next in London.

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