Formal Greetings in Spanish: Words & Phrases


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Which of the following is NOT a person you would address with formal greetings/phrases in the Spanish-speaking world?

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1. You want to ask your professor, 'How are you?' What would you say in Spanish?

2. You want to say, Glad to meet you,' to a group of business partners. How do you say this in Spanish?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this short practice quiz to test your knowledge of formal Spanish greetings and phrases. Containing five multiple-choice questions, the quiz will ask you to translate greetings from English to Spanish in a variety of contexts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Identify people whom you'd normally address with formal greetings and phrases
  • Say 'how are you?' in Spanish to a professor
  • Translate the phrase 'glad to meet you' in various business contexts
  • Recognize formal Spanish phrases that address groups of people

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - apply your Spanish skills to translate several formal greetings from English to Spanish
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between formal and informal Spanish greetings
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of people who require formal greetings

Additional Learning

To learn more formal greetings in this language, check out the related lesson titled Formal Greetings in Spanish: Words & Phrases. This lesson is designed to help students:

  • Pronounce common formal greetings and phrases
  • Learn why it's best to avoid saying hola in formal settings
  • Understand why the way people address strangers can differ between countries