Travel like a Local
March 31, 2017 // by Jamie// 10 Comments
April 4, 2017 at 5:02 am
That’s funny, I’m Spanish but never realized that we have so many ways to say hello. The truth is that I use each one of them! Some people, when they say hello, also say: Hombre! People use it when they have bumped into someone by surprise
April 4, 2017 at 5:19 pm
You never realize what’s happening in your own language until you have to talk about it with somebody else trying to learn it! And yes, hombre! Thank you for mentioning that, it’s definitely an important one!
April 6, 2017 at 12:37 am
Hi im Azael from Mx, we also use the phase to say friendly Hello.. “Que Onda”
April 8, 2017 at 9:39 am
Oh really? I’ve never heard of that one, thanks for sharing!
April 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm
We never use “bueno” to greet in Spanish, we say “buenas”, regardless of the time of the day.
You absolutely don’t want to ask “¿cómo te vas?”, unless somebody is leaving and you are interested on the way they’re leaving (car, bus, walking…). You might ask either ¿cómo te va? (no final s) or ¿cómo vas? (more informal) or many other variations.
April 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm
I’ve had the same experience with bueno/buenas, but I’ve also read that it’s a regional difference. I’m interested to see if someone else says they definitely don’t say “buenas”!
Thanks for catching my typo there 😉 Fixed!
April 7, 2017 at 11:29 am
Another one is “que habido” something like whats up. And like Neonlucht says, its “Buenas” also “como te va” , good article. I like it
April 8, 2017 at 9:40 am
Oh interesting, another phrase that doesn’t mean a whole lot directly translated. Thanks!
December 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm
I’ve heard “oye” used, but it was about fifty years ago. Is that no longer in use or did I misundersand the meaning. It was a very casual situation and among folks who were probably less literate that others…
December 31, 2017 at 6:37 pm
Yep, that’s another one! I just didn’t think of it before 🙂